RECEIVED A REGIONAL AWARD OF MERIT FROM THE PRETORIA INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTURE (2003/2004)
RECEIVED A NATIONAL AWARD OF MERIT FORM SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (2003/2004)
'Situated east of Pretoria, the house nestles on a rocky outcrop on a generous, densely vegetated plot. Barn-like masonry structures are grouped around a courtyard and open outward towards views and private enclaves claims from the landscape.
Sheet metal roofs with deep overhangs are supported on articulated steel and timber columns and are often separated from solid planes with substantial glazing. Taking inspiration form its context, the columns, materials and details are assembled sensitively and simply, reflecting the origins of the owners and reinterpreting the spirit of South African rural architecture'
From 'International Houses Atlas, World Atlas of Contemporary Houses; Casey C.M. Mathewson; 2007'
Photos by Sacha Lipka