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Loft House
Lynwood Manor, Pretoria, Gauteng

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STREY ARCHITECTS: Architect


Date:2008
Client:Christelle van der Westhuizen
Type:Homestead
Style:Contemporary
Status:Extant

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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