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Kromdraai Valley Farm
Krugersdorp, Gauteng

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LOUIS LOUW JOHAN BERGENTHUIN ARCHITECTS: Architect


Date:2003
Client:Velridge Investments (Pty) Ltd
Type:Homestead
Style:Contemporary
Status:Extant

Award of Merit Citation

While a certain familiarity of architectural expression is evident, there remains a quiet reserve and finesse in the manner in which the sophisticated needs of the client are met in creating an ensemble of buildings. The architecture is most successful where it responds to integrating unassuming structure – cottage, stables and other residual site elements and vegetation – into the whole. The architect has successfully realised the idyll of a weekend retreat with habitation and landscape eliding into one continuous space. The project acts an exemplar of how pavilion-style buildings accommodate our informal way of inhabiting the South African landscape. It receives a national award of merit.

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