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.