This modernist private house, designed by London architect Sforza Seilern, is being built in the destitute country of Zimbabwe

The client is an Austrian farming couple who say they have fostered good relationships with local people. The house is encircled by window walls shaded by sweeping roof slabs. It is being built by Elevate of Harare, which imports most materials from South Africa. Eckersley O’Callaghan is structural engineer, DSA Engineering the services engineer and Architects Design Group the local architect.