2020, Morningside, Sandton, South Africa
Area: 370m²
Project Team: Nadine Clarke, Rory David
Status: In Progress



Covid has, no doubt, spurred on some big changes in how we live, and this is especially true when isolated at home. Suddenly frustration with layout and home details come to the forefront, as in this major renovation project. Being a traditional, disjointed suburban home added to over time, the brief called for opening up of the floor plan and addition to existing accommodation through large-scale gutting of interior spaces.

The updated, open plan layout is unified through a new roof form with gables expressed at the Entrance and Covered Patio, serving to redefine the overall look and feel. A contemporary suburban look is achieved,  with new living spaces orientated to the North and bedrooms increased in size. The Covered Patio is also reconfigured, along with the overall pool shape, creating a haven for entertainment whilst maintaining an indoor-outdoor relationship.