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Loft House
Lynwood Manor, Pretoria, Gauteng

STREY ARCHITECTS: Architect

Date:2008
Client:Christelle van der Westhuizen
Type:Homestead
Style:Contemporary
Status:Extant
2008SAIA Award of Merit

Award of Merit Citation

Stark logic and detailing combined to make of this home a unique solution. A difficult sloping site became a challenge to carve spaces for a rich variety of activities at all the edges of the building and its foothold on this slope. This integration of plan and section has given interior spaces a direct or indirect play of natural light, access to views and climate.

The texture of built fabric is enriched by a concern for materials and the consequent detailing. Driving concepts and principles were not lost in the difficult process of execution, but resolved merit.


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 46-47