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 has a passion for the work of architect Richard Neutra and the house takes many cues from his extensive body of work. The result is an elongated building suspended on pilotes, stretching across the landscape with planes sliding past one another to dissolve junctions.
An emphasis on horizontality and transparency gives the house a seamless connection with the garden. Mirrors on internal walls reflect the landscape back into the house, blurring the line between internal and external. Living areas at the bottom provide easy access to the garden whilst the bedrooms are upstairs for safety and security.
Location: Dalsig, Stellenbosch
Size: 464 m2
Status: Under Construction
Design Team: Bettina Woodward, Nikki Onderstall & Roland Andrag.