house herman

onrus, western cape

completed 2021

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A minimalist house, floating against the backdrop of the fynbos covered mountains in Onrus, Hermanus with a separate Japanese dojo for Kyudo practice.  Three boxes of living are brought together in a balanced and controlled way: A cantilevering box with sea terrace and mountain terrace is interposed with an open plan kitchen, living and dining running perpendicular between the two. Large openings in the living area lets in the vast ocean views to the south and mountain views to the north. The bedroom joins at an angle turning back towards the mountain.