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Weavers Nest
Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape

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SONJA PETRUS SPAMER ARCHITECTS: Architect


Date:2008
Client:Eulalie Spamer
Type:Homestead
Style:Contemporary
Status:Extant

Award of Merit Citation

Weavers Nest is a misnomer, this is more like two finely crafted Paradise Flycatchers nests - nestling in the trees and exemplifying an environmental awareness through its very structure. The house engages a difficult site with dauntingly steep topography and water coursing through, but these challenges allow for a house with its bi-nuclear planning of accommodation as two inter-inked pavilions to be placed on platforms, each perched on two cross walls, so touching the earth lightly, yet engaging views through tree-top foliage as a faience. Light and lightness seem to be the signature themes, richly deserving of an Award of Merit.

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

Coetzer, Nic. Weaver's Nest: in Joubert, 'Ora (Ed). 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 304-306

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