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House Fridjhon
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Clement Raymond (Clem) FRIDJHON: Architect

Date:c1930
Type:Homestead
Status:Unknown

Cumming-George 1934

THIS house, one of the modern of the moderns, has attracted a good deal of attention in Durban by reason of its unusual design.

It embodies all the latest ideas in modern architecture without emphasising the stark appearance which is prevalent in most modern designs. It has a flat roof, but as it stands high from the road, this also is not so apparent though its advantages remain to the occupants.

The dominant factors are light, ventilation, labour-saving, combined with a simplicity in detail that is very pleasing.

The furniture has been designed to fit the house, and numerous built-in fitments also play their part in decoration as well as utility. Light fitments are frequently incorporated into the walls. Ventilation is apparent in the clever placement of the windows of the sleeping balcony above the porch, and in many ways this house must take its place among the ideal modern homes built for comfort.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Cumming-George, L. 1934. Architecture in South Africa - Volume Two. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pg 106