Verandah House

– Gauteng –

This Gauteng grasslands house is an updated version of the classic “Transvaal Verandah House’, a colonial typology which worked beautifully in the South African climate. Here, the verandah itself structures the house, its frames strung out along a distended curve. This is another building which talks of experiential scales, horizontalities and horizons. The curve plays with a constant pre-occupation of mine, that of living in the boundary between inside and outside. Experiencing the exterior of a building while being ‘inside’ is an experiential/spatial device that can induce this feeling of ‘boundary tension’. Rainwater collection tanks form privacy screens. Also, as is quite usual with me, the final form of the building is very close to the original design renders presented to my client.











Residential Projects

Container House / Cuilidh / Verandah House / Dunkeld House / Sea House / Little Cliff House / Cocoon House / Fynbos House / Anti-estate House / First House / Watershed / Hyde Park House / Dual Vision House / House / Nostalgia / Melville Vaults / Bara House / Folding Lofts / Vredehoek Lofts / Somerset House School / Loop House / Floodline House / Dune House / Cintsa House / Bantry Bay House