Villa KA in Senegal marks a crossover between wabi-sabi and African influences. Imagicasa is also impressed by the stunning interior, which is full of surprises. It is therefore with great pleasure that we reflect on this fruitful collaboration between two talented individuals.
The villa, which is located in the natural surroundings of Pointe Saréne, was designed by Salah Fattah Architecture. Interior designer Alena Valyavko provided the visualisations which show an impressive interior. Villa KA overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and occupies a large area of land itself. The location was crucial in the design of the building, as the architect wanted to maintain an optimal outside view. In the end, this led to the project being constructed in two parallel and rectangular volumes, creating a calm courtyard where one is in an optimal state of zen. This courtyard is also the link that connects the central living area with the other bedrooms. As is typical of African houses, Villa KA also has a central and axial ground plan. This is relevant to both the architecture and practical layout of the house. As for the interior, a combination of wabi-sabi and African elements was chosen. This results in a calming atmosphere that still feels lively and vibrant, which is the perfect match for such a villa with no less than nine bedrooms.
The earthy texture is a reference to the traditional constructions of Senegal.
Throughout the building, you notice an earthy texture. The reason for this is that Fattah absolutely wanted to avoid the house looking like a detached element in its surroundings. Instead, he wanted to ensure that Villa KA and the nearby nature fit together effortlessly, and he certainly succeeded. Furthermore, the earthy texture is a reference to the traditional constructions of Senegal. By means of a monochrome and natural colour palette and the geometric structure of the building, a visible and tangible continuity is created between the architecture and the landscape. The relaxed atmosphere is further enhanced by the choice of natural materials, primarily stone. As far as African elements are concerned, the ceiling in the living room immediately catches our eye. The woven seating areas and the low coffee table also hint at the African character of the villa. An additional advantage is the incorporation of oblong plants and trees that vertically extend the space. The main focus of the project is the living area, which is enormously spacious and versatile. Moreover, this room can be divided into three separate areas: a TV area, a relaxation area and a dining area. Of course, the residents' wishes are paramount here, and the living space can be used according to one's own preferences. Furthermore, a functional and organic kitchen is located next to it, and the master bedroom is also a central place in the house. Equipped with a spacious bathroom with an open roof, this bedroom promises an excellent night's sleep. Furthermore, every bedroom in the residence has the advantage of direct access to a terrace with beautiful views. Two bedrooms, including the master bedroom, are located in the central living area; the seven others can be accessed through the courtyard in the other area. The numerous rooms in Villa KA all feel spacious and inspiring. Whoever wants to relax in this villa has the difficult task of choosing between the many different spots that are all equally inviting. If you prefer to relax outside rather than inside, you also have the option of spending time by the pool. Yes, we have lost our hearts in Villa KA in Senegal. This huge villa easily meets all our expectations. The interior has been created with a clear vision and combines the best of wabi-sabi and Africa. You can expect nature to proudly take its place in the house and earthy materials that help in the process. In addition, the luxurious aspects, such as the infinite space and high-quality finish, complete the overall picture.
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Interior visualisations by Alena Valyavko
Architectural visualisations by Najib Abu Ghanem