Afro-minimalism best defines a beautiful new beach pavilion designed by Nigerian architect, Tosin Oshinowo. Situated on the island of Ilashe in Lagos, it represents an oasis of tranquillity outside of the hustle and bustle of the inner city. Oshinowo’s dream-like structure employs clean, elegant lines that do not detract from the dramatic views of the crystalline pool and the Atlantic Ocean. Designed for a private client, the Coral Pavilion’s subtle hues are easy on the eye – the floating coral-pink pool deck contrasts with the golden-yellow beach sand, and the olive-green accents in the furniture pick up the shades of surrounding palm trees. Cooled by a constant breeze, the pavilion’s tasteful living room is also an open space that invites the elements in.
SOURCE: DESIGN INDABA