The Dyeji Building is part of the Bay of Luanda Parcel 3 development scheme located at the narrowest part of the Ilha do Cabo promontory. The scheme consists of a total of 57 plots (its limits being marked by the Hotel da Marinha in the north-east and the Clube Náutico in the south-west).
This mixed use building (housing and offices) is on one of the most central blocks in the development, providing excellent views over the coastline.
If one sees architecture as an excellent guide and storysteller (where each work has something to tell from generation to generation, and is always surrounded in a mystery of collusion with space and time), one could say that the geometric zigzag form of the Dyeji building creates a markedly rhythmic dialogue.
In the design of the building, which has 1 office floor and 7 residential floors, the assymetry of the façade planes together with the somewhat angular windows make for an expressive corpus that can be likened to a huge music staff. Over the course of the day, the sunlight creates and recreates a multiplicity of games of light and shade, bringing to life this great partiture that presents variations of scales, metre signatures, interruptions and silences.
In the interior (which provides space for 28 apartments, each with either 2 or 3 aspects) one finds a refined narrative in the form of ample multiplication of visual perspectives over the horseshoe of the bay coastline and the city skyline.
2013 – 2015
GROSS FLOOR AREA
12 153 sq.m