Onike, Lagos.

TYPOLOGY : Residential – Retrofit+Interior
CLIENT : Dolapo Falola
SIZE : 75sqm
LOCATION : Lagos, Nigeria
STATUS : Completed 2012

As an architect, being one’s own client can be very fulfilling and at the same time somewhat challenging. The desire was to remodel this 75sqm apartment built in the sixties to a 21st century flat that suits urban lifestyle by opening up the choked spaces. Many of the furniture are placed at a distance from the walls, leaving the perimeter practically free and by so doing offering a greater sense of spaciousness. In addition, the neutrality of the flat’s basic tones – grey and white, together with sufficient natural light sources, permitted the use of daring and bright colour for the end walls.

With minimal furnishing and decorative features, the project is given an unfinished air which forms part of the style and personality of the apartment.