Rooiels Beach House, Elphick Proome Architects, seaside house, Cape Town, vacation house, South Africa, hydraulic shutters, hydraulic power, glass facade, timber shutters, hardwood, steel-framed building, natural light, green architecture

The house comprises a minimalist steel-framed glass box with a hull-shaped hardwood roof and glass walls that run continuously along the perimeter of the building. Sitting on a small promontory overlooking a sensitive ecosystem of fynbos vegetation and dunes, the building has a minimal impact on its surroundings.

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Rooiels Beach House, Elphick Proome Architects, seaside house, Cape Town, vacation house, South Africa, hydraulic shutters, hydraulic power, glass facade, timber shutters, hardwood, steel-framed building, natural light, green architecture

The interior doesn’t have any fixed partitions. All interior walls are sliding ash-clad doors that allow natural light to reach the interior during the day and create an open space that extends out onto cantilevered hardwood decks. The line between private and public spaces is blurred, while steel, glass, raw concrete and wood create subtle contrasting elements.

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Photos by Dennis Guichard