location rooiels, western cape completion december 2011 building area 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.
project team eugene cox, mark laurens, mahomed vawda, hoosen kader