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House Konya
Hillcrest, Pretoria, Gauteng

Allan Rae KONYA: Architect



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25°45'28.66" S 28°14'29.17" E

House Konya was built for a small, young family at a time when Allan had already crystallized his approach to design. It is therefore modest, but mature. Attention was lavished on every detail and the small interior was skillfully manipulated to appear larger. The house has tremendous warmth and intimacy and the design remains contemporary, the excellence of almost four decades ago still endures. The building is almost completely intact and has been well preserved. A subsequent owner added a double garage [date unknown], which does not detract too much from the original concept.

With the help of the Monuments Council an attempt was made in 1998 to prevent this building from being demolished. A report was submitted to the Council, including a motivation for the preservation and a description of the condition of the house.

(KA BAKKER 2007 - Extracted from an HIA submission by CULMATRIX CC)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.