This low-cost sustainable office building in Lagos, Nigeria, can be easily and affordably replicated anywhere in the world. With its minimal footprint and ample public space, the design allows work productivity to flourish while nurturing a sense of community. The innovative space by Domaine Public Architects features passive house principles including natural ventilation and the clever use of vegetation to minimize energy use.


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Affordability and replicability were the main ideas behind the Otunba Offices, a new low-cost office building prototype that can be built anywhere with minimal financial impact on project budget. The building lessens its impact on the environment by minimizing its footprint and expanding upper floors. This design approach allowed the architects to form communal areas that communicate with the neighborhood and the city and provide multi-purpose areas for social interaction.

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The project utilizes passive house principles to achieve a high energy performance. Its orientation provides natural shading, while a double layer of vegetation, flexible louvers and natural ventilation lower the reliance on mechanical cooling systems. The concept, currently under construction, has received commendation by the jury of AR Future Projects Awards, in the “Offices” category.

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Otunba Offices, Domaine Public Architects , affordable architecture, green office building, Lagos, natural ventilation, small footprint, Nigeria, multi-purpose spaces, green architecture

Otunba Offices, Domaine Public Architects , affordable architecture, green office building, Lagos, natural ventilation, small footprint, Nigeria, multi-purpose spaces, green architecture

Otunba Offices, Domaine Public Architects , affordable architecture, green office building, Lagos, natural ventilation, small footprint, Nigeria, multi-purpose spaces, green architecture

Otunba Offices, Domaine Public Architects , affordable architecture, green office building, Lagos, natural ventilation, small footprint, Nigeria, multi-purpose spaces, green architecture

Otunba Offices, Domaine Public Architects , affordable architecture, green office building, Lagos, natural ventilation, small footprint, Nigeria, multi-purpose spaces, green architecture