Lagoon House

This steeply sloped site overlooks the Langebaan lagoon.  The house is designed to have two narrow courtyards on both levels, opening the living areas and bedrooms up to the Northern aspect and creating respite from the windy conditions that prevail here. The spatial idea of the 'thickened wall' is explored to create a sculptural, white, plastic architecture that has a sense of the monastic. White minimalist interiors are combined with the use of rustic textured timber elements to create a relaxed holiday atmosphere. Care has been taken to optimise the layout on this narrow site and provide each room with a special feature.

Project Team: Bettina Woodward, Shannon Tribe & Nikki Onderstall.