by Metropolis Design
This house, on a river bank in Constantia, combines simplicity of lifestyle, ease of use, the pleasure of well-crafted natural materials and a directness of experience of its natural surroundings. A single sweep of roof acts a tree canopy and hovers over a stepped ground plane, following the natural contour of the site.
The minimalist and neutral interiors project the inhabitants outwards and the surrounding green wall of trees. The ambiguity between inside and outside.
Ultimately, this is an experiment in architecture subordinated to nature. Photography: