Rom Isichei’s Home/Studio Tour
Date: Saturday 28th April, 2018:
Location: 2, Kujore Street, off Olowogbowo, Street, Ilupeju, Lagos.
Architect: Sola Adesina, Interstate Architects
Genre: Contemporary Modernist”
The home and studio for artist Rom Isichei is located in Ilupeju in Lagos. A lover of Modernist architecture and one of Nigeria’s more famous artists, Isichei commissioned the architect Sola Adesina of Interstate Architects in 2016 to provide designs for him. The resulting building houses a home in front and a 2-level studio approached from a side street. The building sits on a corner piece of land.

Untypical of Modernist homes, there is not the abundant glazing seen in living spaces, even though the space is open plan into the dining area and kitchen. This space is large and acts as a gallery for artwork. Large canvasses are easily accomodated here.The living area houses a serrated staircase constructed of exposed reinforced concrete. The pallete of colours tends towards grey and gives the interior a more cocooning nature than would have been expected of typical Modernist fare.