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what we do


Incorporated in Nigeria in 2006, pwdc primarily provides architectural and interior design services to both the private and public sector. Operating from their Boyle Street studio in the heart of Lagos, they also provide ‘design & build’ and related ‘project management’ as additional design services.

“Inspired by real life conditions, we analyse the complexity of relationships within each project without any assumption or preconceived idea. Our attempt is to remain intuitive and look for an angle to initiate dialogue. It is through this practice that the matter being observed naturally reveals itself and a feasible solution becomes clear. One underpinning element that has evolved from this approach is a design style that we term as ETC, ethno-tropical contemporary.

ETC relates to spatial solutions based on contemporary design that takes into consideration our tropical climate and incorporates ethnic provenance in its internal styling and decoration, while staying true to a project’s essential purpose.

The endeavor is to show the genuine possibility in creating designs that emerge through a process of collective dialogue, a face-to-face sharing of knowledge through imagination and thought process as opposed to a forced, contrived process.”

In 2007, pwdc added design-related ‘product supply’ to its services. Starting out as the exclusive Nigerian reseller of sliding gear products from P.C. Henderson (UK), the range has increased to include sanitary ware, (Italy) lighting, (Germany) flat-pack office furniture (France) and heavy-duty drawer runners (Italy). Other related products have also been supplied on request.
philosophy


Our immediate environment is a space that we subconsciously create and inhabit. We can make this space very familiar, or we can expose ourselves to unfamiliar elements that provoke our response and re-evaluation. There are many sources of inspiration: one only has to observe closely. It is possible to have set ideas of what architecture should be, but first we need to understand why things are a certain way.

Founded by Patrick  Koshoni and Ade Shokunbi, pwdc is a group of local skilled craftsmen, full-time architects and a design consultant who design and build the work directly. With experience gathered from execution of various projects, the group shares an environment created from a collaborative process, where ideas are explored through the production of stimulating and focused discussion, material studies, sketches and drawings.

Our projects are developed based on careful consideration of physical site conditions and a practice that draws from the combination and management of prevalent building techniques, locally sourced materials and an ingenuity arising from limited resources. The essence of our work lies in the relationship between a site, its surrounding environment and our design style.  It requires coming to terms with the presence of the environment while keeping an open mind as to the design possibilities.

Inspired by real life conditions, we analyse the complexity of relationships within each project without any assumption or prejudice. Our attempt is to remain intuitive and look for an angle to initiate dialogue. It is through this practice that the matter being observed naturally reveals itself and a feasible solution becomes clear. One underpinning element that has evolved from this approach is a design style that we term as ETC, ethno-tropical contemporary.

ETC relates to spatial solutions based on contemporary design that takes into consideration our tropical climate and incorporates ethnic provenance in its internal styling and decoration, while staying true to a project’s essential purpose.

The endeavour is to show the genuine possibility in creating designs that emerge through a process of collective dialog, a face-to-face sharing of knowledge through imagination, intimacy, and modesty as opposed to a forced, contrived process.

Our designs reflect a building composed of a dateless contemporary form and interior, with our tropical climate as the determinant of the building’s functionality and construction materials. Then we take into consideration the reality of our every day traditional domestic lifestyle and finally, minimally infuse the interiors with ethnicity.

ETC is characterised by:

  • 1. Spatial openness – less walls = more space = more spatial well-being

  • 2. Maximum Natural light - floor to ceiling windows, the bigger the better 

  • 3. Spatial Interconnectivity - via gliding and pivot rather than hinged doors and sliding wall panels rather than walls

  • 4. Incorporation of Brei soliels (sun-shading) where budget allows

  • 5. Bringing the outside in – ‘pride of place’ private rear gardens enjoyed from lounge and or dinning spaces via completely foldable glass doors leading onto wood decks

  • 6. Absence of impractical frills and fuss - no ubiquitous external columns reminiscent of Gothic, Greek or Corinthian architecture, absence of impractical window hoods, arched opening s or arched windows nor dead-on-arrival cornices, coving, Georgian paneled doors, attics for must-have sake and other impractical foreign-style details

  • 7. No visible roofs – rather, parapets to conceal roofs

  • 8. Internal ergonomics and functionality  – ensuring that internal spaces are designed to adequately accommodate the physical requirements of occupiers, furniture placement, appliances and other mod-cons that make up essential lifestyle requirements today.
people


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patrick koshoni
Creative Director


Self-taught Design Consultant, with 10 years experience in urban development through provision of interior and architectural design, building construction and property development services within Nigeria. A Law graduate, Jos, 1989, Solicitor, B.L., Lagos, 1990 and Business Management graduate, MBA, Cardiff, 1992, culminating in 7 years UK work experience in Information Technology management. Established ‘urbanliving’ in London (2000), specializing in importation and installation of bespoke window blinds and shutters. Relocated to Nigeria in 2002 to establish ‘urbanliving ltd’, a retail outlet for design-led homeware, interior accessories and furniture.
Trustee (NGO): Street Child Care & Welfare Initiative. www.sccwi.org.
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ade shokunbi
Creative Director


British trained architect. South Bank Polytechnic, London, BA honours Architecture, 1988 and Postgraduate Diploma, Architecture, South Bank University, London, 1992. Worked for a number of UK architectural firms before setting up an architectural and interior design firm called CFA Interiors specialising in the design and build of high end new build and refurbishment projects in the commercial and private sector across UK. Relocated to Lagos in 2006 to work on a number of projects, prior to setting up patrickwaheed with patrick koshoni in the same year.

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shola akande
architect
ayodele olaogun
draftsman
ikenna okpara
architect
gbenga aremo
3D specialist
afolabi elijah
accountant
kemi babalola
customer care
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We believe that in the very short term, design will be one of the major determinants of commercial success and our ETC design style will continue to be a proven catalyst reflecting this trend.

Bearing this in mind, it is essential that there is a meeting of minds between the client and patrickwaheed.  Just like in normal relationships, one can intuitively tell if there is an initial spark, that positive chemistry that says it’s OK to take things further…that this will work, that the relationship will be pleasantly productive.

Therefore projects where the client is comfortable that our ethno-tropical contemporary design style will meet the project’s essential purpose are those that we are equally comfortable accepting.

The endeavour is to show the genuine possibility in creating designs that emerge through a process of collective dialog, a face-to-face sharing of knowledge through imagination, intimacy, and modesty not through a forced, contrived process.

The projects shown below are a collection of interior and architectural design projects taken on by pwdc since its debut in 2006. With such a comparatively short period of operation, the images are consequently mostly actual photos of completed interior design projects than images of actual buildings designed by patrickwaheed. The latter are mostly architectural 3D images.

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Client:    No 10
Project:  Lounge Bar

Description:   Interior design and execution, turnkey project involving addition of new lounge on ground floor & design of logo



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Client:    aso rock villa
Project:  private residence

Description:   Architectural re-design and execution/ interior design and styling. Turnkey project involving supply of furniture, lighting, integrated music system, kitchen and sanitary-ware. Included addition of swimming pool to rear with elevated sundeck, new gate house, suspended car shade and external works.


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Client:    jewel by lisa
Project:  fashion boutique and atelier

Description:   interior design and execution, including supply of furniture, lighting, integrated music and security system



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Client:    la creperie
Project:  food retail outlet

Description:   interior design and execution, including design and local fabrication of industrial kitchen




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Client:    artistic licence
Project:  contemporary art gallery

Description:   interior design and execution including supply and installation of integrated music system and specialist lighting, logo design and signage fabrication



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Client:    townhouses, ikoyi
Project:  private residential development

Description:   architectural design of 4nos x 4 bed town houses, individual roof terrace, communal swimming pool and raised tennis court with car park underneath



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Client:    lekki office
Project:  office for firm of solicitors

Description:   architectural design incorporating roof terrace, crèche and guest chalet




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Client:    townhouses, ajiran
Project:  private residential development

Description:   architectural design incorporating, 6nos x 2bed and 2 nos x 3 bed town houses with double vaulted ceilings and individual wood decks



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Client:    staff quarters, lekki
Project:  private residential development

Description:   architectural design for a block of apartments, consisting of X nos of X and X bed apartments. The block also incorporates, a X, xxx



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Client:    apartment block, VI
Project:  private residential development

Description:   architectural design of 3nos x 3bed luxury apartments. The design includes a 4th apartment (4bed) set on the two uppermost floors with exclusive access to a roof terrace



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Client:    lekki office 2
Project:  office for firm of accountants

Description:   architectural design incorporating roof terrace and double vaulted internal courtyard




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Client:    asokoro residence
Project:  private residence

Description:   architectural design consisting of 3bed penthouse with roof terrace atop 3nos x 3bed town houses with shared swimming pool



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Client:    car showroom
Project:  auto retail and office building

Description:   architectural design for 6 storey office building with ground floor car showroom and auto workshop




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contact us


contact
PATRICKWAHEED DESIGN CONSULTANCY LTD.
(PWDC)


10th floor,
21 boyle street, onikan
lagos, nigeria

tel +234 1 4622236/7

email: create@patrickwaheed.com
www.patrickwaheed.com
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