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C-Shaped Wright House Extension Gives Thatched Roofing a Modern Twist

by , 08/17/11
filed under: Architecture



thatched, natural materials, energy efficiency, daylighting, Elmo Swart, Durban, South Africa, green building, wild landscape, eco design, sustainable building, sustainable design, green design, boutique, glazing

The lines of the house are incredibly smooth and fluid and reaches out to the surrounding landscape, which has been left wild and untethered. The art gallery consists of a transparent tunnel that further emphasizes the beautiful views, while the interior’s natural fittings are contextually relevant. Elmo Swart has achieved a unique and even boutique renovation with a minimal outlay of materials, ensuring that the project maintains its humility amidst the famous African bush.

+ Elmo Swart Architects

Via Designboom

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