Completion : 2014
Contractor : Chris Howes Construction
Engineer : Structural Solutions
Photographer : Joubert Loots Photography
This contemporary family home is situated on the edge of the Baakens River Valley Nature Reserve. A ‘valley’ courtyard is utilised as a sheltered space to live out into formed by a massive concrete retaining wall. The elongated Westerly edge of the home is a series of layers that protect the inhabitants from the elements. These layers can be adjusted according to the seasons to enhance the buildings’ thermal performance.