As seen on Designboom. As architect and client, Slee & Co. could explore their intense appreciation for the local honest farm structures, and use it as inspiration for their new home. The simplicity of the functional corrugated structures found on every farm in South Africa and the honest use of local raw materials.
South African based studio Slee & Co. Architects’ house is designed on a property that borders on a nature reserve to the north and being on the historical bank of the Eerste River its slightly raised. This allows for uninterrupted views over the tree tops onto the magnificent mountains surrounding Stellenbosch, and in some areas, the surrounding landscape grows as part of the building.
The upper living space continues to the exterior area of the house, where Slee & Co. aimed to create a home where you are constantly aware of the beautiful mountains surrounding you. The use of local raw materials is present outside and inside the house and the house’s interior remain true to the local identity of Stellenbosch.
LOCATION: Stellenbosch, South Africa
ARCHITECTS: Slee & Co. Architects