Beau Constantia House 2

This house is a timeless response to a raw and powerful landscape. A brooding concrete block, slashed and cracked, lies on the mountainside, establishing a poetic dialogue with the weathered sandstone  mountain peak behind it. The house is punctuated by courtyards of different qualities, creating a series of blurred gradations of inside and outside space. The inside is washed with sunlight from above, with a light that is constantly changing. The  massive concrete walls come alive in the light, luminous and other worldly. We wanted a sense of stillness and silence, of concentration and of deep feeling.


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