Site: over existing garage of Scarborough house 3 Construction: timber frame, fibre-cement cladding, planted roof A small lightweight cabin. With a panoramic view of the sea, the floor plan echoes the splayed design of the main house while in section a planted sloping roof offers a fynbos garden to the main house above.

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Site: Alongside a redundant historic water cistern on a heritage wine farm. Construction: House – brick, plaster, slate. Cistern – concrete, brick vaults A floor plan provided by the owner was modified and resolved 3-dimensionally as a ‘village’ of intersecting roofs of size and height reflecting the function of the underlying rooms. The house is…

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Site: 500m2 on mountain slope Construction: sandbags, pine studwork, alien hardwood, mountain stone To a sketch design by Mike Schroeder and the owner, all detail design and contract administration to completion.

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Site: Table Mountain National Park – Orangekloof, Silvermine + Slangkop (Kommetjie) sites. Construction: pine, alien hardwood, mountain stone, canvas In collaboration with Mike Schoeder and Stephen Lamb. Under the concept ‘touching the earth lightly’, 3 overnight camps on the 5-day Hoerikwaggo Table Mountain hiking trail were built out of structural pine, hardwood from alien tree…

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Site: 500m² plot with indigenous protected milkwood trees, close to the sea. Construction: local sandstone, wood + slate Stonemason: Gerald Faulmann The primary determinant was to protect the existing milkwood trees and reinforce sense of place. The plan derives from a hexagonal grid laid over the site generating relaxed spatial intersections.

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Site: 1370m2 plot in semi-rural suburb bordered by mountain. Construction: brick, plaster, timber, thatch The house plan with attached barn curves away from the southern edge of the site responding to a natural amphitheatre formed by the mountain to the north. Thatch was the appropriate material to take up the curvature of the roof. The…

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Site: 500m² plot on mountainside in seaside village, surrounded by national park Construction: timber frame, pine cladding Built on the plinth vacated by a former prefab bungalow, the house takes advantage of the dual-sided aspect, relating to both the sea view and the mountain behind.

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Site: 500m² plot on mountain in seaside village inside national park Construction: brick, local sandstone, pigmented plaster On the edge of the mountain, the upper floor living area has a strong dual aspect to the mountain and the sea. The house plan wraps around an indigenous tree by means of a 135⁰ splay. Stone cladding…

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Site: 500m² plot in sea-side village inside national park. Construction: timber frame, fibre-cement On a sloping site and with limited access, timber frame construction has the least environmental impact. The form and scale of the building is subservient to the national park and the protected fynbos plant biome that surrounds this village

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Site: 650m2 plot in seaside village inside national park Construction: brick, alien hardwood, stone The first house designed and built by this practice, with later timber deck and pool added.

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