House Lewis

Atholl, Sandton, South Africa

This house was designed for a family including an elderly parent and young children, on a subdivision of a suburban property.  Access was down a long pan-handle driveway, and the accommodation was to provide some flexibility for future changes in family life.

We focussed on issues of orientation, privacy, lifestyle, security, and a limited palette of materials.  The large house is made up of a number of different volumes so that the scale always relates back to the human activities and occupation of the home.  We were concerned that the things you touch, the doors and door handles for example, always had a considered feel to them, and that they were worth spending money on.