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House Rosa - Alterations and Additions
Brooklyn, Pretoria, Gauteng

COMRIE + WILKINSON ARCHITECTS AND URBAN DESIGNERS: Architect

Date:2008
Client:Lory Rosa & Sarita Rheeder
Type:Homestead
Style:Contemporary
Status:Extant

Award of Merit Citation

The modest title of the project belies its richness of lessons. The extant design of Gordon McINTOSH is treated as a memetic resource to inform the design response but in contemporary, and frankly, more architecturally inventive way. Instead having the project ossified in conservation the solution became the synthesis of every imaginable concern. This is a truly remarkable example of enabling a rich new lifestyle full of humour, playfulness, delight and yet with full recognition and respect of the memories embodied in the past, done with aplomb and 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.