Situated in Monaghan Farm on the hill with mostly southern views. This home was designed to harness northern light whilst making the most of the southern views. A central courtyard allows for privacy. The home is a celebration of inside/outside living connecting the owners with the context. The brief of minimalist, simplistic, clean-lined design was successfully interpreted through the use of simplistic design solutions.
This home is cradled on the northern slope of Drum Village in Monaghan Farm. An ethical approach was adopted in design to both Architecture and Environment. The home explores solid and void forms whilst being sensitive to the context in terms of views and functionality. Layering of materials was utilised in the fragmented deconstruction from a solid form. Courtyard living encourages the inhabitants to experience an absence of distinction between inside and outside.
Situated in Waterfall Estate this house is securely enveloped within its context. This home pays homage to environmentally sound principles. Careful consideration was employed to create a home that fulfilled the brief of the owners who wanted a central living area with a large veranda. Living around a central veranda finds its roots deeply etched in the South African context and this established the core success of this project.
A testimony to the timelessness and versatility of Mid-Century Modern Architecture this steel and glass structure rests amiably in the rolling veld environs of Gauteng’s Monaghan farm. The design is strongly rooted in the sustainable ethos while the interior continues the Architectural language throughout the house. The home encapsulates a feeling of living outdoors within.
Perfectly situated on the northern slope of the Highveld eco-estate Carlswald. This project was conceived as a response to the specific environment and embraces South African lifestyle. The design is arranged around a set of courtyards to enable transition from public to private spaces. The sequential build of spaces around these courtyards are implicit to the African spatial model.