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Loft House
Lynwood Manor, Pretoria, Gauteng


Client:Christelle van der Westhuizen
SAIA Award of Merit 2008

Award of Merit Citation

Stark logic and detailing combined to make of this home a unique solution. A difficult sloping site became a challenge to carve spaces for a rich variety of activities at all the edges of the building and its foothold on this slope. This integration of plan and section has given interior spaces a direct or indirect play of natural light, access to views and climate.

The texture of built fabric is enriched by a concern for materials and the consequent detailing. Driving concepts and principles were not lost in the difficult process of execution, but resolved 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.

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