Beautiful views over the Walker Bay coastline towards the south and of the Dynefontein mountains towards the north almost necessitated the positioning of the primary living space of the house on an elevated, or first floor level.
The simple, rectangular, double storey holiday home for clients residing in Belgium, offers accommodation for children and guests on the ground floor with varying degrees of privacy. A steel and timber staircase in the double volume foyer links the ground floor with the open plan living and dining area on the first floor level. Timber decks, both to the north and the south of the living area allows a seamless exterior extension of the living space. The suspended steel and timber landing bridge links the living area with the main bedroom on the same level.
Care was taken to optimize the thermal performance of the house by installing subfloor and cavity wall insulation, opting for double-glazing, and utilizing cross ventilation for cooling. The orientation of the house will allow the roof overhang to shade apertures in the summer time, whilst still allowing the sun to gently heat the space in the winter time.
On-site, for completion 2019