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HOUSE AT JOHANNESDAL

PROJECT INFO

House at Johannesdal: Pniel South Africa 2013

CIA AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE 2013

 

Team: Henri Comrie, Rohan Nothnagel

Client: Dané Erwee and Chris Willemse (owners of Okasie)

Photo credit: Bureaux, Greg Cox, Odette Herbert, Peter Kreinhofner

House at Johannesdal is located in a dramatic rural setting.  Its white stereotomic form is etched against the inconsistent ruggedness of the surrounding mountains.

The gallery-like internal volumes are of varied size and carved from a heavy, pure white mass made of humble brick. The ensemble creates opportunities for suspense, unexpected views and varied use of natural light.

Web links:

Johannesdal

Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation 

Modern House (UK)

Publication 1: Architecture in Place

Publication 2: CIA citation

Also published in Wallpaper Magazine (October 2010) and Conde Nast Germany