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House Mansfield by Elphick Proome Architecture



Designed in 2016 by Elphick Proome Architecture, this inspiring two-story house is located in Westville, South Africa.

Description
The relocation of a young family with a love for the African bush resulted in this secluded house set alongside a verdant Nature Reserve. Simple sustainability principles derive large over-sailing roofs, a screened elevated verandah, extensive rainwater harvesting and use of natural ventilation
SITING
Siting of the house was facilitated to ensure that the remarkable location was fully embraced. Positioning the building on the southern edge of the land provided the best prospect with unfettered views to the verdant eastern valley, dramatic cliff faces and northern aspect across the land.
SPACE + FUNCTION Simple planning and a two level arrangement with sleeping spaces above and living spaces below were resolved into a rectangular plan form. All living spaces are open and connect to northern outdoor terraces, east facing elevated deck, pool and generous lawns. Central to the spatial development is the kitchen which enjoys a pivotal double volume space; this is the heart of the house. The master bedroom set on the eastern edge of the house is separated from the three children’s bedrooms and media space via a gallery and double volume living space.
CLIMATE + SUSTAINABILITY
A strong desire to deploy simple sustainability methods with an appreciation of the local microclimate and orientation promoted a rectangular plan form w...
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