commendation in twiice international architects under 40 exhibition
published in the digest of south african architecture 2004
the building forms a wall against the road + prevailing strong summer wind, forming compact sheltered terraces facing the sun + sea.
the terraces are separated from the natural fynbos garden by low, thick 'werf' walls that can be used for sitting + lounging
the split-level living room wing houses the kitchen, dining + living areas, which open directly onto sheltered terraces, pool + braai area.
there is a viewing tower/lighthouse over the dining room with a translucent floor for overnight 'camping'
the small rim-flow pool faces the sea + is accessible from both living + sleeping areas
dining / living
the dining room has direct access to the kitchen + outside eating / braai area, and has
the 'lighthouse' tower directly over the dining table.
the living room is at the lower level, with its own terraces facing the sun + sea
the kitchen is very simple, with all appliances integrated.
the scullery/laundry is tucked out of sight, with access to hidden outside yard
the living area has a large traditional hearth + large sheltered glazed areas facing the sea + sun, that shelter from the mid-day sun angles, but let winter sun deep into the room
bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with private outside showers + have lofts over the bathrooms + cupboards for additional sleeping areas