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private - sea : gemini

  • Location : Bakoven,Cape Town
  • Year : 2007/8
  • Client : Private
  • Contractor : Sean Pope/Gussow & Harding Construction
  • Project Cost : R 2 500 000

Originally conceived as two distinct beach bungalows this project was for the rejuvenation of the existing buildings on two adjoining sites. These were to form a single "homestead” of separate functionally interrelated buildings. The focus for achieving this unity is the space between the buildings; it is treated simultaneously as both a communal outdoor living room and softly landscaped courtyard. The result is an attractive unifying space for the collective life of the family. Whilst the exterior of each building is treated in a similar unifying manner, the interiors have been allowed to develop their own internal characters.