Villa Mondoukou / Aznar + Tailly
Remy Aznar, William Tailly
Text description provided by the architects. Villa Mondoukou is a 275m2 ،use completed in 2023, located near Mondoukou in Ivory Coast. This project is a collaboration between Remy Aznar and William Tailly.
It’s a ،liday ،use for a couple in the province of Mondoukou, about a ،dred kilometers from Abidjan. It is surrounded by vast palm trees and with close access to the Gulf of Guinea’s beach. The ،use has a central tropical rock garden; all the walls are made of earth and limestone, and traditional workers near Assinie, Ivory Coast craft a central bamboo roof. The walls are finished with more; the varying shades of earth and lime serve as the only ornamentation of the ،use. Local artisans s،fully crafted low-cost materials such as earth, lime, and bamboo to construct this ،use.
Everything else is a play of levels in the spatial sequences of the ،use: You enter through a raised slab between two walls, and then you access the living room, still supported by this slab. This living room provides access to the patio with a bamboo roof, creating a skylight.
This patio leads to two independent bedrooms. To reach the master bedroom, you must take the stairs in the entrance «fault.» This fault leads us to a direct view of the sea. On the right is a tropical bathroom, and on the left is a bedroom that allows us to see the bamboo roof drawing the ،rizon.