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Description New private house
Location Johannesburg
Client
Hendrik & Karina
Size 450m2
Value R15 million

architecture [Built work -2000m2] Cliff House, Johannesburg Some people have personality that keeps them young throughout life. Hendrik and Karina are just such people. Their energy for life, new ideas and opportunities, is the inspiration for this house.

The house responds to site and function in a manner that is conspicuously oblivious to the norms and conventions of a house. Thermal mass technology is used for the roof, lowering the energy requirements of the building by ensuring the interior is cool in the summer and warm during winter.

The deep overhangs and northern orientation of the glass façade provide protection from the fierce Gauteng sun all year round. All significant trees on the site have been conserved, and indigenous landscaping is used.

  2009 Featured in Top Billing magazine and TV program. 2009 Cliff House featured on Top Billing 2009 Cliff House featured on Top Billing 2009 Cliff House featured on Top Billing

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