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Stone House
Pretoria, Gauteng

People:

SLEE and CO: Architect


Date:2008
Client:Taurus Family Trust
Type:Homestead
Style:Contemporary
Status:Extant

Award of Merit Citation

The design demonstrates a strong contextual response through to detailing and construction. Spatial and structural ordering of the house is informed by orientation and topography while an east-west alignment and a flat-roof profile generate a form which resonates with the natural ridge profile of the site. Abundance of loose natural rock on site inspired the wall detailing, structural and overall tactile expression of the house thus giving it a highly rustic and timeless aesthetic. The overall outcome is a project of merit which sits in a delicate but complementary relationship with its site both in terms of form, texture as well as climatic response.

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.

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