A modern stoep style courtyard home designed for family living, in an estate in Johannesburg

2017 – 2019, The Neighbourhood Estate, Linksfield, South Africa
Project Team: Nadine Clarke, Evelyn Boora


Ruele Residence Floor Plan

Located in a residential estate limiting the height of boundary walls on street fronts and shared spaces, this corner stand located on a green belt became the main driver for the design.

The design utilises a U-shape layout to create privacy via an internal courtyard, while optimising North orientation for living spaces and bedrooms. Due to strict aesthetic guidelines, a plantation- type aesthetic has been applied in order to modernise the design as much as possible, whilst remaining within aesthetic limitations. Public spaces are located on the ground floor, with private spaces on the first floor, limiting public interference and creating homely spaces despite exposure.