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House Langenhoven
Twin Rivers, Irene, Gauteng


Client:Corne and Karin Langenhoven
2008SAIA Award of Merit

Award of Merit Citation

The designers have used the opportunity of fragments of domestic spaces as opportunity to create a home experienced with the dynamic context of views and climate as a village. Movement within and between pavilions is the organising principle. The pavilions are the built space with a series of effective open spaces as complementary to and accentuating the total experience.

A unique theory of detail is seized to lavish the pavilions in the special no-nonsense farm detail of the region, showing how effectively this fits into the historical context. This concern integrates the elevations, typical canopies, roof's brick courses, gutters and down pipes as the visual texture of the pavilions plus open space into a single meritorious language.

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 48-49