A contemporary home, stepped across the landscape maximising views in a picturesque residential estate in Gauteng
This beautiful narrative was woven into the brief, calling for a modern, sustainable, family home maximizing connection to view and landscape provided by the location. The result is a North facing home, on multiple levels, with public areas of the home located to the West – closer to the road – and private areas located on the Eastern, more private portion of the site.
Sustainability is achieved through orientation to the North, with cavity walls, shading, cross ventilation and double glazing used throughout. Solar geysers produce hot water and reticulation is in place for PV panels in the future. Along with thermal gain during the day, hydronic underfloor heating and evaporative cooling is employed in bedrooms, and wood burning stoves heat living areas which also have ample shading and large openings encouraging airflow. Cool South facing courtyards add to this, in addition to rainwater from most roof surfaces which is harvested for use.