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Designed simultaneously with Umhlanga House 2, the ‘left over’ space between the houses was maximized to create an expansive lush garden.The Main… Read More
Designed simultaneously with Umhlanga House 2, the ‘left over’ space between the houses was maximized to create an expansive lush garden.The Main living spaces face North to take advantage of optimum natural light and views over the garden. The bedroom spaces on the first floor face east to capture sea views. The timber screens protect the house from direct solar heat gain. Read Less
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UMHLANGA HOUSE 4

PROGRAM: RESIDENTIAL
LOCATION: UMHLANGA, DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
SIZE: 750m²
BLOC ARCHITECTS & KEVIN LLOYD ARCHITECTS

 
On a tight site this design strived to maximise the garden. We achieved this by making the green space the priority and designed the home around the ideal central courtyard.
 
This process created a form that opened up to the north sun and rotated the upper levels to face the sea views. The green band through the site has become a space that is forever changing, the sliding screens and roof create a room that can be manipulated by the weather.