Blair Atholl Golf Estate Lanseria
Award winning architectural masterpiece!!!
Situated in a natural landscape, in close proximity to the Crocodile River, the utmost care has been taken in the design of the house to ensure the primacy of the relationship to nature and that the building mass will always remain subservient to this relationship. Despite its apparent bulk, the building itself has consistently been dematerialized with manipulated indirect light and views onto the landscape.
The house is functionally and geometrically arranged around the relationship to the grassed landscape and the river. The bulk of the house cannot be seen from the street entrance and the focus upon entry is on the relationship with the river and the watery landscape created by the architects. The grassed roofs extend the natural landscape onto the building. The house itself is mostly used as a device to frame and to form this relationship. The lower part of the house feels a part of, as well as being protected by the landscape. The building form is direct and strong in its making, giving evidence of the long and contemplative process the architects must have followed in its development and design. The detailing is careful and the execution of the building reflects the highest technical standards.
The respect for nature as a device for inspired architectural form making, the way that the building has been placed on the site, the way that nature has been re-created in the open and closed courtyards and the subservience of the building to nature have created an inspired and peaceful place of dwelling in this landscape and for this family.
- Air conditioning
- Cable TV
- Cleaning after exit
- Cofee pot
- Roof terrace
- Smoking allowed
- Use of pool