Black Box Home

This 4 bedroom cool modern house is two levels and is ideal for an average size family, It features in our series of FREE architectural designs. It fits on a standard 50ft X100ft plot in Uganda and goes for a construction cost of UGX 321 Million (exclusive of tax).

The Idea behind

This home has a simple but bold form consisting of a series of boxes interlocked to create a modernist concrete-brick and glass beauty. The house further gets its character from an incredible cantilever that appears to dramatically float over the carport at the ground level.

While the plan is compact, the interior space is designed to be airy and bright. The lower level is designed for public spaces i.e. the home office, kitchen and double height living/dining room. The lounge/dining space is flanked by a large glass wall on one side that establishes a strong visual connection to the large outdoor patio and back garden.

The more private spaces including an expansive master suite, two additional bedrooms with en-suite bath and a TV lounge are distributed in a linear arrangement on the second floor, all rooms at this level are connected by a deck that allows views to the lounge/dining room downstairs.

The brief

The ground floor features,

  • 1 en-suite Guest bedroom,
  • Visitors WC/bathroom,
  • Laundry
  • Pantry
  • Open plan living, dining and kitchen area.
  • Home Office,
  • Self-contained maid’s room
  • Large covered patio

The 1st floor features;

  • 2 Kids Bedrooms,
  • Shared WC/bathroom,
  • TV lounge (can easily be converted into another bedroom),
  • Master bedroom complete with a walk-in-closet,
  • Master bathroom featuring an a enclosed shower, bathtub with a vanity area with his & hers wash hand basins
  • Terraces