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House Simpson - Auldearn
Elgin district, Western Cape

Gabriël Theron (Gawie) FAGAN: Design Architect



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

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.

(Arthur Barker on UPSpace. Accessed 2020 10 15)

These notes were last edited on 2020 10 15

Writings about this entry

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