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Weavers Nest
Higgovale, Cape Town, Western Cape

Sonja Petrus SPAMER: Design Architect

Client:Eulalie Spamer
2008SAIA Award of Merit
Street:16 Higgo Rd


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33°56'28.81" S 18°23'51.77" E Alt: 203m

Award of Merit Citation

Weavers Nest is a misnomer, this is more like two finely crafted Paradise Flycatchers nests - nestling in the trees and exemplifying an environmental awareness through its very structure. The house engages a difficult site with dauntingly steep topography and water coursing through, but these challenges allow for a house with its bi-nuclear planning of accommodation as two inter-linked pavilions to be placed on platforms, each perched on two cross walls, so touching the earth lightly, yet engaging views through tree-top foliage as a faience. Light and lightness seem to be the signature themes, richly deserving of an Award of Merit.

See Article in hoolie-hah by Lorelle Bell 2011 10 20 with more photographs.

These notes were last edited on 2020 10 12

Writings about this entry

South African Institute of Architects. 2008. Awards : South African Institute of Architects. Awards for Excellence, Awards of Merit, Regional Awards for Architecture 2005/2006 2007/2008. Cape Town: Picasso for SAIA. pg 56-57
Coetzer, Nic Weaver's Nest: in Joubert, 'Ora (Ed). 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 304-306