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Wednesday, 16 January 2013 06:43

Bank developments

FOUR WAYS TOWERS

Originally known as four way towers family bank towers is one of the few monumental buildings that changed the skyline of Nairobi. The 11 storey building was considered to be the introduction of modern architecture with the use of building materials such as concrete, masonry walling, aluminum glazing and fins that were used as sun shading elements.

Family Bank Kericho Branch

Family Bank Kericho Branch was commissioned to Aaki Consultants by Family Bank Ltd. as part of its strategic country-wide development plan to reach the ordinary Kenyan’s banking needs. The branch, which was put up in a renovated building in the heart of Kericho town, is currently operational.

Family Bank Digo Road Branch

Family Bank Digo Road Branch was commissioned to Aaki Consultants by Family Bank Ltd. as part of its strategic country-wide development plan to reach the ordinary Kenyan’s banking needs. The branch was put up at one of the colonial buildings along Digo Road in Mombasa County.

 

 

Family Bank KTDA Branch

Family Bank KTDA Road Branch was commissioned to Aaki Consultants by Family Bank Ltd. as part of its strategic country-wide development plan to reach the ordinary Kenyan’s banking needs. The branch was put up at one of the early modern buildings, currently known as KTDA Plaza in Nairobi CBD along Moi Avenue.

 

Family Bank Gikomba Branch

Family Bank Gikomba Road Branch was commissioned to Aaki Consultants by Family Bank Ltd. as part of its strategic country-wide development plan to reach the ordinary Kenyan’s banking needs. The branch was set up in Gikomba market, one of the very busy areas in Nairobi County.

 

Family Bank Training Centre

With the fast and steady growth of staff, our Client, Family Bank Training Centre was  commissioned to Aaki Consultants by Family Bank Ltd. as part of its strategic country-wide development plan to reach the ordinary Kenyan’s banking needs. This was all in an effort to have an institution within Family Bank where its staff would hold seminars and training; a tactic to keep the organization well informed with the new global innovations in the banking sector.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 06:42

Hospitality Developments


ENASHIPAI RESORT AND SPA -Reception and Gift shop

Architecturally intriguing, AAKI Consultants and Urban designers has found a perfect balance between nature and the built environment in Naivasha.Culturally rich, endowed with nature, historically decadent. Naivasha has many faces and is the source of our inspiration. Enashipai Resort & Spa is where a strong local heritage and abundant nature is blended with pure luxury, and then delivered with a generous sense of warmth. Honestly, we find it hard to imagine a happier place.

CITY CABANAS

A  leisure park with a perfect out-of-town experience. Located along Mombasa Road, AAKI consultants has combined an African theme with a modern touch to bring out one of Nairobi's most relaxing and enjoyable spaces.

NAIVASHA 3 STAR HOTEL

The six storey building adopts a rectangular form exhibiting symmetrical rhythm on the main facades, characterized by an interplay of recesses and bold elements towering at full height. The typical hotel upper floors sit on a curvilinear staggered twin podium that accommodates the main restaurant and bar as well as the conference facilities. The design adopts a simple roof with side fins that receives an extended canopy above, all well articulated to add motion and balance to the structure, thus crowning the beautifully and creatively designed hotel.

SUMMERDALE PREMIER INN NAIROBI WEST

Aaki consultants Architects and Urban Designers were commissioned directly by the Client.The building adopts a two rectangular forms that are joined with a creatively accentuated curvilinear element. Its location on a corner plot exposed its two main façade that are cleverly articulated creating a visually captivating building. The two main blocks are separated by a central atrium facilitating natural ventilation and day-lighting to the Bar below it as well as hotel rooms.The tranquility of the Spacious Hotel Rooms create the ideal environment for guest to relax and unwind.

Olkalau Town Hotel

This 3 star star hotel located in Olkalou town, Nyandaua County was developed in response to the need for a built structure that provided modern accommodation facilities for the community.  The buildings built form composition showcases the careful use of natural materials resulting in an iconicand aesthetically  appealing building.

Pearl Marina Clubhouse- Kampala

This 2 storied clubhouse is located in Entebe,  Kampala on a 300 acre property on the Garuga peninsula along the shores of Lake Victoria. With a post- modern approach to design, the building is accentuated with a hint of minimalism embelished by vertical and horizontal planes on the buildings facades. Roof canopies shield the clubhouse from prevailing winds and rainfall while also aid in the sunshading of the interior spaces from direct sunlight. The buildings built form composition showcases the careful use of natural materials resulting in an iconicand aesthetically  appealing building.

   

 

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Aaki consultants Architects and Urban Designers were commissioned directly by the Client.

The building adopts a two rectangular forms that are joined with a creatively accentuated curvilinear element. Its location on a corner plot exposed its two main façade that are cleverly articulated creating a visually captivating building. The two main blocks are separated by a central atrium facilitating natural ventilation and day-lighting to the Bar below it as well as hotel rooms.

The tranquility of the Spacious Hotel Rooms create the ideal environment for guest to relax and unwind.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 06:41

Institutional developments

 

 

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCE EGERTON UNIVERSITY

AAKI Consultants were commissioned to design the Faculty of Health Sciences Block for Egerton University located in Nakuru. Having been completed in 2011, the design comprised of ultra-modern administration offices, 800 seating student capacity, Laboratories, Classrooms and Cafeteria. The form is characterized by use of basic shapes with a large volume of rectangular mass at the entrance, which has been skillfully articulated and highlighted with modern materials. Its overall form portrays an institutional building that blends exceptionally well with the already existing structures.

COAST REGION LABORATORIES AND OFFICES FOR KENYA BUREAU OF STANDARDS  - KEBS (MIRITINI, MOMBASA)

The KEBS Coast Region Labs and offices by AAKI Consultants - Architects and Urban Designers is another upcoming Architectural Masterpiece, which sits on a 1.862Ha. (4.64 Acres) site at Miritini in Mombasa County. The project consists of three storey administration, laboratory, restaurant and Gymnasium blocks among other facilities.  The Laboratories consist of Petroleum, Metrology, Chemical, Instrument and Food and Agriculture laboratories designed with modern material

PROPOSED KENYA NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICES
KNLS comprises of National Library, Public Library of Kenya National library headquarters. Its an Architectural Masterpiece suited at Nairobi Upperhill region. The Architecture is borrowed from african drum of the kenyan people. Its an Architectural masterpiece for library of this digital age and library for all ages

JKUAT-SRBS Office Block

JKUAT-SRBS Office Block is a two-phased Class A rated office development consisting of 14-storied and 7 storied office and commercial towers. JKUAT Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme commissioned the development to Aaki Consultants after successful competitive bidding.

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ACADEMY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaki consultants Architects and Urban Designers were commissioned after participating in a competition organized by the client.

 

The building adopts a rectangular form tapering at the last two floors. The rectangular form is composed of 2 cuboid towers raising up to 11 floors and joined by a central service core. The use of a near squire layout facilitates maximum utility of space to the advantage of the end user. The principal environmental control response was orientation where the longer facades with office spaces have windows openings face north and south, the intention being maximum reduction of direct solar heat penetration.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 06:35

Commercial developments

 


JADALA INVESTMENT

Aaki Consultants designed this 7-storied office block located off Ngong Road, Nairobi, for Jadala Investment Ltd after winning the commission through a design competition. The rectilinear form, strongly accentuated with curved high performance façades and recesses, incorporates sustainable strategies and high office space utility to the end-user

TEA BOARD OF KENYA PHASE II

The building adopts a rectangular form composed of 2 cuboid forms rising to 5 floors height and joined by a central service core. The service core opens up into the atrium facilitating natural ventilation and day-lighting. Its long overhanging roofs, interplay of rectilinear recesses and choice of material create a visually captivating building. Aaki consultants Architects and Urban Designers were commissioned after participating in a competition organized by the client.


MAYFAIR CENTER

This bold architectural statement in the Upper Hill area was designed under commission from Mayfair Insurance Company. The 9-storied development along Ralphe Bunche Road was achieved within the constraint of a narrow and elongated site. The rectangular form is articulated with recesses and quality finishes to give it a truly distinct character that allows it stand out in the immediate neighbourhood.

NGINYO TOWERS

Nginyo towers is a prestigious shopping business development located along Koinange Street in Nairobi and designed by AAKI Consultants. It has a podium of three shopping levels, executive offices, conference rooms and a restaurant, on which the main tower of six typical floors stand.This Architectural piece is capped by an elaborate geometric crown that houses the executive office. It is characterized by an arched corner entrance, which leads to a lobby with volumes of space created by mezzanine floors. The Architects were keen come up with a very efficient building and ensure maximum returns to the client without compromising on its aesthetics.

MUGUKU BUSINESS CENTER

Aaki consultants Architects and Urban Designers were commissioned directly by the Client. The Building adopts a rectangular form with a central service core separating the two wings of the building. The central service core is shared by the two wings of the building thus minimizing the circulation area and subsequently maximizes office space.

PROPOSED DAISY OFFICE BLOCK

Daisy Office Suites is a new 7-storied office development commissioned out to Aaki Consultants presently under construction. Tucked away in a quite serene location just off the just recently expanded Muranga/ Thika Road and 5 minutes away from the CBD, the rectilinear development achieved within the constraint of a narrow and elongated site has a captivating sculptured façade and high quality finishes, which maximizes on natural day-lighting and ventilation.

 

 

KENYA POLICE STAFF SACCO SOCIETY LTD HEADQUARTERS

Towering at 8 floors, The Kenya Police staff Sacco Society headquarters will be one of the tallest buildings in Ngara area once completed. The concept adopts simplicity in its form with an emphasis to modernism in architecture. With careful spatial design to obtain optimal utility of space, the building adopts two wings on either side of a centralized service core. This was a strategic design intervention measure to ensure flexibility, in that an entire floor can be exclusively occupied by a single client or can be partitioned into smaller units with minimal circulation areas thus dedicating more space for offices.
 

ESAMI KAMPALA

As regional Architects, AAKI consultants teamed up with J.B Nsubuga of Uganda to create one of the most celebrated masterpieces located at the heart of Kampala, Uganda. This is a modern state of the art training and business complex in Kampala Uganda for Eastern and South African Management Institute, which was completed in 2007. The facility houses the regional offices for ESAMI and a training facility for managers. The Architects’ designed form was as a result of symbolism and deconstruction combined with innovation and craftsmanship. The bold curved façade “engages the landscape, the sculpture and the architecture.The canopy symbolizes a graduation hat, hovering dominantly above the conference hall, the center of exchange of knowledge.

 

CIC PLAZA PHASE II (NAIROBI, KENYA)

Aaki consultants Architects and Urban Designers were commissioned after participating in a competition organized by the client.The building adopts a rectangular form tapering at the last two floors. The rectangular form is composed of 2 cuboid towers raising up to 11 floors and joined by a central service core. The use of a near squire layout facilitates maximum utility of space to the advantage of the end user. The principal environmental control response was orientation where the longer facades with office spaces have windows openings face north and south, the intention being maximum reduction of direct solar heat penetration.
 

DAYKIO PLAZA

Experience executive, stylish office space with the new 7-storey Daykio Plaza, strategically located at the heart of Ngong Road, overlooking Adams Arcade. Tucked away from all the hustle and bustle of the congested city life, getting to work will be a cup of tea.

 

KEFRI LAMU PHASE 1

Hostel Block Building located in Mokowe Town, Lamu County is the first phase of the KEFRI LAMU strategic development plan. Consisting of top notch accommodation facilities and a few offices it caters to the needs of the local community . The built form, composed of entirely of locally available materials, including the aesthetically appealing coral stone cladding, adheres to the local Swahili architectural design style and culture.

 

Kefri Lamu Phase II

This Farmers Resource Centre Building located in Mokowe Town, Lamu County is the second phase of the KEFRI LAMU strategic development plan. Consitingof offices and research facilities, it caters to the needs of the local community . The built form, composed of entirely of locally available materials, including the aesthetically appealing coral stone cladding, adheres to the local swahili architectural design style and culture.

 

Mwalimu National SACCO Headquarters

The Mwalimu National SACCO Headquarters is a 17-storied office and commercial development commissioned to Aaki Consultants by Mwalimu National Sacco. The development once complete will boost of 12,145sqm ample office space and a 3-level basement parking, 200cars at 6,150sqm.will serve as its headquarters, helping to reinforce the core mission of the Society which is to Mobilize funds, Provide Credit and 
other financial services to its Members on Competitive terms.

 

JKUAT-SRBS Office Block

JKUAT-SRBS Office Block is a two-phased Class A rated office development consisting of 14-storied and 7 storied office and commercial towers. JKUAT Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme commissioned the development to Aaki Consultants after successful competitive bidding.The building, with its Building Management Systems, environmentally sustainable design, and visually striking design, and which is currently under construction, will boast 2 self-contained office wings on every office floor with green roofs and terraces for a value-added experience.


 

Medical Practitioners & Dentist Board Headquarters

The Proposed headquarters for the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board, presently under construction, was awarded and commissioned to Aaki Consultants through a design competition. The 5-storied office development will be done in two phases in line with the Board’s strategic development plan.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:07

Background

Aaki consultants is one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design practices in the East African region. Over the past 2 decades the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban master plans, Educational, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and wide range of Hospitality Projects. Based in Nairobi Kenya and with partners around East Africa, the practice has an international reputation, with buildings in major cities in East Africa. Since its inception in 1991 it has received numerous awards for excellence and won various national and international competitions.

 

 

 

Vision & Design Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaki consultants has over the years endeavored to design buildings that ascribe to value creation, both aesthetically and functionality. Our vision for a new building is that it should always add new and positive qualities to the site and the brief. This happens through careful ana­lysis of the site, the surrounding buildings and the brief. We have an approach where we always see the project’s complexity and challenges as a positive creative force to create something unique for the site and purpose. This has resulted in an impressive portfolio of projects and attested by the clients trust in the firms experience and capability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team

 

 

 

We have a competent team of Architects, Landscape Architects & Technicians whom together we create architecture for people through a simple approach tailored to suit our clients.

 

 

 

Ideas can flow more freely when architects, structural and environmental engineers work together creatively from the beginning of a project. By doing so, they can combine their knowledge and learn from one another, to devise sustainable fully integrated design solutions. Alongside the architects and engineers are the many specialist team whose expertise underpins our approach.

 

 

 

Our commitment to research and development has allowed us to bring our combined expertise to bear on an unprecedented range of projects around the East African Region. Although design works tend to be focused in Kenya. The Nairobi office is just one of a network of offices that spans virtually every time zone. The practice reflects this mix of cultural connections; the team is young and cosmopolitan and this diversity helps to create a good mix of ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The way we work

 

 

 

At every project stage we team up in workshops with partners, experts, users and team building events etc., discussing the results of our research and developing the concept and framework for the design work. We work with cardboard models a lot, as they help us to share, discuss and evaluate different spatial solutions and with modern CAD software’s technology, there is no limit to our ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the beginning aaki consultants has pioneered a sustainable approach to design, through work that spans the spectrum from master plans to intricate details like furnishings. Our approach is sensitive to location and culture, often combining the latest advances in building technology with techniques drawn from vernacular tradition to postmodern ideologies; and we harness the skills, enthusiasm and knowledge of integrated design teams, clients and communities to create inspirational environments.

 

 

 

By working together creatively from the start of a project, architects and engineers combine their knowledge to devise integrated, sustainable design solutions. From appointment to completion, the teams are supported by numerous in-house disciplines, including project management and a construction review panel. And to ensure consistency and personal service, the same core team sees a project through from beginning to end. The design process is reviewed regularly by the design team and by creating numerous opportunities and in-house competitions; we are able to build a service that is undisputable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 26 July 2014 14:53

Church Develpments

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013 17:48

Doctor Plaza

 

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