A single storey house for a pilot and his family. Deep overhangs define the edges. The clients called for a contemporary design with a strong industrial influence at a small scale. The home characterised by its material honesty and diversity; celebrates the horizontal plane by means of extensive clerestory windows that span along the length of the house; and open spaces wherein light and comfort are given equal hierarchy. High lying clerestorey windows provide passive lighting inside the house whilst elevating the roof plane. A lightwell opening up onto a small atrium with trees allow light to enter into the centre of the house.
The solidity of the design is broken by means of large windows and large-scale shear walls set beneath deep overhangs, as well as the play on various material finishes, such as raw masonry walls, smooth plastered finishes, structural steel, and timber.
Location: Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, South Africa