A k a n i n’n y
Ampefy . Madagascar . 2018
Akanin’ny is part of an ambitious project of three private constructions, a triptych of modern villas leaning against a hill and overlooking the Itasy lake : Mitsiky, Akanin’ny and Papango, aka Ampefy’s Nests.
The villas enjoy in a natural environment which determines each architectural concept, but with the same term : homogeneous use of local materials (enhancement of mud bricks, clay plaster, local wood). We are on a wide sloping area which runs down to the shores of the lake and where the owners have already planted hundreds of trees. We have to imagine them in a few years, mango trees or mantalys, covering all the site. As bird nests, the villas nestle high up. They arise between topographic curves.
Akanin’ny consists of two elements :
– a central dome which welcomes the room and the living.
– two lateral domes where the kitchen and the bathroom evolve.
A terrace unfolds on the north facade. We are at the highest point of the site, it’s the eagle’s nest, ‘Akanin’ny’ in Malagasy tongue.