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private - forest : treehugger

  • Location : Ryterplaats Est,Hout Bay
  • Year : 2005/6
  • Client : Private
  • Contractor : Owner builder
  • Project Cost : R 6 000 000

Following on the successful Butterfly 1 project, the same client commissioned this building for a close-by site.
In this instance, however, the site was steeper and exposed to stronger winds. To facilitate outdoor living on this difficult site the building was conceived as a mountain side terrace. Additionally, a key decision was made to preserve all the mature trees on the site. The result of this is that the building wraps itself around a mature stone pine tree and surrounds it with a planted roof terrace. During the construction phase the design successfully was amended to incorporate the unobtrusive addition of a two bedroom flat below this terrace.