Orile House, Lagos, Nigeria

Why are people not saying ‘I got my block work from West Africa’ like they say ‘I got my marble from Venice’?  The artistry of the construction technology is where the value begins.”


The scheme is located in Orile, Nigeria. It consists of a compound that will be redeveloped in phases. The studio was brought on to the project to begin drafting the concept of the first phase, which involves extending the existing structure with an additional floor and utilising the roof space for a private garden.   


The scheme is a mixed development that allows four apartments on the upper floor, then on the ground level, office, car parking and servicing area. The envelope design was created to enhance and understand the existing technologies.

Using blockwork, render, and timber as materials for creating a sustainable scheme, the Studio has also provided space for water storage and the use of solar panels.

The refurbishment of this existing structure was done to create an insurgence to make the external spaces within the structure feel integral to the overall mass of the scheme. These external features were to be integral to the expressed architecture.


  • Architectural Design Team: Remi C.T Studio
  • Structural Engineer: DNARDA AF
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  • Location: Orile, Lagos [Nigeria]
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