To make the most of its modest budget, this small house uses inexpensive materials throughout but balances them with custom detailing and craftsmanship. Bespoke deep-set steel windows frame views out, while one window sill doubles up as a sink, draining water directly into the garden bed outside.
The landscape is an important component of the architecture here and is introduced wherever possible. The curves, a nod to the art deco heritage of the Vredehoek suburb of Cape Town, allow for façade planter boxes, and the zero maintenance face-brick was chosen so that over time, the building could be enveloped in greenery.
虽然房子的规划是非常有效的，但它确实允许一些令人惊讶的空间奢侈。 起居室的分层设计使其拥有4米的天花板高度，因为它是随着场地而下降的，5米高的淋浴区非常值得牺牲上面一点额外的地板空间。 一个浮动的混凝土楼梯通向可能是最令人惊讶的功能，一个宽敞的屋顶露台，配有花园床和一个壁炉，可以看到360度的山、城市和港口的景色。
While the planning of the house is extremely efficient, it does allow for some surprising spatial luxuries. A split level in the living space affords it a 4m ceiling height as it steps down with the site, and a 5m high shower area is well worth the sacrifice of a bit of extra floor space above. A floating concrete staircase leads to perhaps the most surprising feature of all, a generous roof terrace complete with garden beds and a fireplace, with 360-degree views of the mountain, the city, and the harbor.
Architects: Michael Lumby Architecture
Area: 150 m²
Photographs:Shaun Harley Lee
Manufacturers: Metal Windows Cape Town
Engineering: JTL Structures
Builder: Katull Projects
Landscape: Room to Grow
Joinery: Holz Cabinetry
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa