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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Villa Suluwilo / COA

Architects: COA
Location: Vamizi Island, Mozambique
Project area: 550 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: Chris Coldicott

- The roof lines were inspired both by the organic shell forms of the marine environment but also by the ubiquitous dhow sails seen all over the Quirimbas on the local fishing vessels. Such a roof was seen to introduce more interest and uniqueness and will be very responsive to cooling from the prevailing winds. The interlocking forms of the roofs provide additional shading on the north sides of the gables, and the sloping angle of the ridge line aids with passive cooling by allowing the warmer air to move along the ridge line and out of the gables.

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