Villa Casamina

Villa Casamina

Architect
COA (Craft of Architecture)
Location
Vamizi, Mozambique
Project Year
2013
Category
Private Houses
Sala Lewis

Villa Casamina

COA (Craft of Architecture) as Architects

Site Vamizi Island, Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique. Subtropical climate. Coastal sanctuary.


Brief Coastal retreat to sleep approximately 15 persons. Viewing tower, tree house & pool. Approximate area of 500sqm. Local materials.


Design & Features Located off the high water line and out of sight in the dense coastal vegetation. Pavilion architecture with individual bedrooms positioned between the trees on site. Difficulties in procurement of hardwood from the mainland a concrete frame structure was favoured, this allowed for quick construction and wide spans for sea views. The concrete frame was scabbled to reveal a texture of local shells and stones that formed part of the aggregate. Hand carved timer screens and woven screens for doors and windows. Excavated igneous volcanic rock was used for screen walls and seats.

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