Lamu House Hotel
Lamu, Kenya

Year: 2005
Client: Lamu World Ltd. Spain
Area: 1200 m2
Status: Completed
Photos: Alberto Heras

Lamu House was a dream come true, and it marked the beginning of so many other things for me. I became personally involved in all aspects, everything from financing, design and building; it took three years to complete.

In doing this project, I was inspired by Swahili architecture but also by 21st century Western influence, especially Spanish. Lamu House is meant to give clients a sense of living naturally in an old-world atmosphere. That ancient tradition of design and hospitality allows people to dream, to experience Lamu as it was meant to be.

The main part of the hotel is an 18th century home and the rest is new construction, a combination which completely integrates the island feel and its surroundings.

Ground Floor

Floor 1

Floor 2

Section 1 - Section 2