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Very Outdated Building Design: Machakos "White House"

mishale

Village Elder
#9
Why do we still use those zebra lines on the sidewalks. I see them with people with big homes. Yellow in color. Outdated ugly crap.
These are standards which have been adopted the world over and the black and white or yellow are very reflective especially at night.
they might be their centuries from now.

it's like wanting the zebra crossings or traffic lights or signals changed.
 

mishale

Village Elder
#10
most fancy designs might require technology that our contractors might not have. (and will be expensive acquiring them for one project)
so achieving the exact design during construction will be hard.

some people don't want to stand out, so using the same design helps blend in with the surrounding.

most of the major works will be given to the veterans in the industry who are old and not open to new designs.
the fancy designs are also expensive to build especially when it comes to concrete and reinforcement. (which are the major construction materials we use here)
but we are slowly adopting flexible construction materials like the EPS, containers, prefabs..... so slowly we might have new modern and fancy designs.
 

Simiyu22

Village Sponsor
#11
These are standards which have been adopted the world over and the black and white or yellow are very reflective especially at night.
they might be their centuries from now.

it's like wanting the zebra crossings or traffic lights or signals changed.
You know a standard is always documented.These things kill the curb appeal. They were made for days when electricity was limited.

We have LED lights nowadays.
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mishale

Village Elder
#14
Get where. People have these in their homes in Kiambu. A little cement and kokoto can do wonders. That kikuyu grass is native to Kiambu. It does really well. Very lush.
to accepting new modern technology.
you might give better alternatives, but the owner will still demand the old tried and tested way
 
#15
most fancy designs might require technology that our contractors might not have. (and will be expensive acquiring them for one project)
so achieving the exact design during construction will be hard.

some people don't want to stand out, so using the same design helps blend in with the surrounding.

most of the major works will be given to the veterans in the industry who are old and not open to new designs.
the fancy designs are also expensive to build especially when it comes to concrete and reinforcement. (which are the major construction materials we use here)
but we are slowly adopting flexible construction materials like the EPS, containers, prefabs..... so slowly we might have new modern and fancy designs.
Hebu waimbie sio kutaka ni bei.
 
#16
You know a standard is always documented.These things kill the curb appeal. They were made for days when electricity was limited.

We have LED lights nowadays.
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Do you know how much that type of landscaping costs???

Ujue huyo ni landscape architect amedesign. Those trees were moved to that location and replanted.

Do you see that unique stone wall? Unadhani hio fence ni pesa ngapi?
 

mishale

Village Elder
#17
Do you know how much that type of landscaping costs???

Ujue huyo ni landscape architect amedesign. Those trees were moved to that location and replanted.

Do you see that unique stone wall? Unadhani hio fence ni pesa ngapi?
most ata Architect hukataa. inabidi utafute Landscape designer, interior designer, na hao wote ni cost tofauti
 

Simiyu22

Village Sponsor
#18
Do you know how much that type of landscaping costs???

Ujue huyo ni landscape architect amedesign. Those trees were moved to that location and replanted.

Do you see that unique stone wall? Unadhani hio fence ni pesa ngapi?
The trees you cannot do much about. But that landscaping is not that hard. All you need is to level the ground. Then add cement blocks. And fill in the spaces with kokoto. That sod is readily available. I agree a little vision is required if you don’t know how to use the internet. There are so many great sites on landscaping.
 

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