HOUSE CHALMERS

2014, Monaghan Farm Estate, Lanseria, South Africa
Area: 287m²
Featured in SA Home Owner June 2015
Project Team: Nadine Naidoo, Kayla Manual, Aeron Stipanov
Contractors: Blue Cube Construction Flooring: Tortuga Trading; Lighting: Rebel Lighting Kitchen: Lynette Olivier interiors

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Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. The brief called for a sustainable home through compact design. The final design comprises 3 compact bedrooms, a study and an open plan living space opening onto a covered patio. Configured as an H the layout maximizes north orientation and privacy by creating a private courtyard between the two sheds. A small splash pool off the patio follows the sustainability through its reduced size. The indigenous garden is watered by means of harvested rainwater.