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?


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