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House Simpson - Auldearn
Elgin district, Western Cape

Gabriël Theron (Gawie) FAGAN: Design Architect
GABRIËL FAGAN ARCHITECTS: Architect

Date:1992
Type:Farmhouse
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
34°14'08.94" S 19°02'10.61" E Alt: 190m

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House Auldearn was designed with a view to establishing an integrated and horizontal relationship with the landscape in stark contrast to Fagan's other work. It maintains a strong singular form but digs into and straddles a hill, echoing a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie approach. The house provides a rich spatial experience. A small internal planted courtyard creates a focus at the end of the passageway to the bedrooms. The glazed roof above allows light and sun to enter and provides a connection to the sky above.

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Writings about this entry

Fagan, G. 2005. Twenty Cape Houses. Cape Town: Breestraat Publikasies. pg 108-117