Location: Silverlakes, Pretoria, Gauteng
Description: .A By placing the garages on the street side, the living areas of this house are sheltered from the street. This also results in an intimate modern triangular courtyard with a deck and pool next to the house which embraced the client’s lifestyle of outdoor living. Bedrooms cantilevered above the living areas create undercover verandas (typical of the traditional vernacular of Pretoria). Folding and sliding doors open up onto a deck, blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior living areas. The floating slabs, large glazed surfaces, the colonnade flanking the walkway and the stepped surfaces create juxtaposed geometries decorated by spatial nuances.