A Sandton home where Mid-Century Modernism is fully integrated Into an African context
Architect Charles van Breda and landscaper Tim Conradie worked together to balance the linearity of Johanne Balfour’s modernist Highveld house in Joburg with the organic nature of the garden surrounding it.
During the time when Johanne Balfour and her family were building their home in Sandton, they rented a house designed b
A pure-white off-the-grid holiday home in the pristine natural mountainside
When you arrive at this low-slung, ground-hugging white holiday home just inland from Plettenberg Bay, its greatest asset remains invisible. In fact, the spectacular views the home commands from its clifftop promontory have deliberately been obscured. As you cross the raised meadow from your point of arrival, the house forms a screen of sorts. It’s all part of what its architect Christiaan van Aswegen calls ‘an unfolding sequence of spaces’ or ‘architectural tantra’, a carefully choreographed progression as you arrive.
Julian Treger’s Plettenberg Bay house is designed to choreograph a carefully conceived entran