Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Client
F. Rusere

 

Task

Design a Luxury Holiday Retreat

Role
Architect

The brief was to design an Ecotourism luxury holiday village retreat at a site near the Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls is a UNESCO Site located along the Zambezi River that is  on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The proposed Holiday Retreat comprises three different dwelling types including some based on the traditional thatched round houses of Zimbabwe. The retreat will be entirely solar powered with water sourced from boreholes.

 

The largest dwelling is a 3 bedroomed house with large open plan living/dining/kitchen area with double sets of  French doors opening onto two large verandas. The design is based on traditional long houses found in Zimbabwe, with lofty open roof space and large verandas.

 

The other two house types are based on the traditional round house with a double bedroom with ensuite and kitchen/ dining/ living space. There are two variations of this house type. The round houses are decorated in the same style, pattern and colours as can be found on the houses at Great Zimbabwe Valley Ruins in Masvingo.

 

 

Mette Mclarney (Director of Bluepencil Designs) is very professional and paid a lot of attention to detail in the design of our environmental friendly Ecotourism project called Kumusha Retreat, in Zimbabwe. She produced some excellent Artists Impression images as well as plans, elevations and 3D views. I strongly recommend you to engage her in your building projects.  

 

Freeman Rusere CEO Kumusha Luxury Travel

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