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rooiels beach house

location bullet rooiels, western cape
completion bullet december 2011
building area bullet 950sqm


Elevated above dune fynbos on a rugged ocean peninsula, this vacation beach house is a steel framed structure able to be opened to connect with its extraordinary site on all sides. The exo-façade is a bespoke top hinged timber slated screen system and all internal divisions neatly slide away to create a single space in daytime. A hull shaped roof reveals various views to surrounding mountains while the openness of space yields an uninterrupted view of the ocean. Rendered in modest finishes, this house presents a minimalist solution with tactile materiality in an extraordinary context.

client bullet private
project team bullet eugene cox, mark laurens, mahomed vawda, hoosen kader