Morningside, Somerset West, planning stage
A new house with guest apartment, for a couple. In addition to a gym area a winter garden is to be created as an all year exterior space.
German couple, living for many years in Johannesburg.
This building will contain several utility areas, on the one hand guest rooms and a gym area and on the other hand the private living area. The connecting element is a double story hall, containing a study-gallery and the staircase. With the fašade opened up
it provides space for a sun protected sitting area in summer and a warm, fully glazed room during winter. A spa next to the gym area contains a small indoor pool. Directed and generous windows allow the surrounding, impressive mountains be part of daily living.
Energy saving but also cost efficient this house will meet the low energy
standard requirements. The fixtures and joinery-fittings will be of a high quality but without cost-intensive materials. The building is thermally insulated and naturally ventilated, which creates a low cost air-conditioning of the building. The required power and hot water will be covered by photovoltaic and solar thermal elements on the roof.