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.


the simplicity of the functional corrugated structures is found on every farm in south africa

 

 

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.


slee & co.’s house has uninterrupted views over the tree tops onto the magnificent mountains

 

 

Sinkhuis Stellenbosch South Africa 2017
Slee & Co Architects


the house’s interior brings out the local identity of stellenbosch


slee & co.’s house is permeable enough to appreciate the surrounding nature


the upper living space continues to the exterior area of the house


slee & co. architects’ house is designed on a property that borders on a nature reserve to the north


the distinguished house has been planned out appreciating the local farm structures in south africa


the kitchen exemplifies the rural condition of the location


the surrounding landscape grows as part of the building


the house is well illuminated due to slee & co.’s passive design


the use of local raw materials is present outside and inside the house


slee & co. aimed to create a home where you are constantly aware of the beautiful mountains surrounding you

 

 

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edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom

  • Great setting …excellent blend of classic and modern. It is nice to see there are parts of the World that do not use pink/green plaid as upholstery fabric. That kitchen sink looks pretty useless, however. How come nobody shows the most useful/private room in the building?

    Jim

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