A contemporary house design located in the capital city, Pretoria. The design roots itself on a hill overlooking with West views of the cityscape. One of the biggest challenges on project was to encapsulate the primary views towards the West while trying to orientate the major axis of the house towards the North. This challenge inspired the ‘U’ shape of the house. The layout made use of the two elongated wings of the ‘U’ shaped plan to enjoy more northern light to enter the house. Deep spaces with overhangs allowed views of Pretoria while still taking advantage of the local climate.
Location: The Wilds Estate, Pretoria, South Africa
Size: 750 m2
Photographer: Rene Walker