Matt formed part of the design team for Angama Mara as an architect working for Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the project’s lead architects. Silvio, Lesley and Matt only came to the lodge for the first time after it had been open for four months. Their earlier visits were pre breaking of ground and they had no clue if we had actually built what they had lovingly designed.
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When the Architects Finally Came to Town2 December 2015It was a powerful and slightly schizophrenic experience walking into Angama Mara for the first time. I had spent a year flying around a 3D digital model of the space, and finally being there was like jumping into that model and living in it. The schizophrenia came from all the conflicting emotions. I was torn...ByMatt Millar
When the Scandinavians Came to Town21 October 2014Upon approaching Nairobi’s airspace one’s senses will be confronted with two strong sensations: the palpable aroma of the onboard plane food that reminds you of previous sins and the beautiful site of the puncturing Nairobi skyline. This dramatic vista is comprised of some sensational pieces of architecture – and some less desirable ones. The most...ByMatt Millar