This family home which was designed in close collaboration with the clients, is organized around a number of courtyards, which filter different qualities of light and are each strategically located for a particular experience of the striking mountain view.
The concept of the house is drawn from the image of a group of tree canopies and tree-houses floating over the ground plane, as an evocation of the well-forested leafy surroundings. A key aspect of the design was the extensive incorporation of sustainable design principles within a contemporary South African design idiom.
Digest of South African Architecture; 2009, Vol 14, pg 158-159; Picasso Headline, Cape Town
CIA award for architecture 2009
Afrisam – SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture – Commendation 2010