L House

In response to the climate and distant mountain views this modern family home is positioned as an L-shape framing a terraced internal courtyard.  The client wanted a house "inspired by the modern masters" which meant that emphasis is placed on referencing the design principles of these mid century modern architects. Stellenbosch has its own legacy of this kind of design where architects like Pius Pahl and Gawie Fagan created such iconic modernist houses whilst also responding to the local climatic conditions and materiality of Cape vernacular architecture.  The living areas are placed at the bottom with easy access to the garden whilst the bedrooms are upstairs for safety and security.

Project Team: Bettina Woodward, Nikki Onderstall & Kurvin Virahsawmy.