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Description New development
Location Dullstroom, South Africa
Client Colleen McLaughlin
Size 600m2

architecture - Shops 'n Stuff Dullstroom: a small town on the tourist track from Gauteng to Mpumalanga, en-route to Mozambique. Perched among undulating hills, it is the highest town in South Africa and is renowned for its quaint stone cottages, trout fishing and Harry's Pancakes!

Our brief was to design a piece of village on the main road through the town. The addition to the village should include a small bakery, a delicatessen and limited guest accommodation.

In response to the brief and the lifestyle of Dullstroom, we designed a village of one-room buildings that enclose a courtyard. The courtyard becomes an 'outdoor room' in the fresh air and sunshine of Dullstroom.

The architecture is simple and the one-room buildings ensure a wonderful way to enjoy relaxed country living. The village is tied together by a shared aesthetic of local stone, plastered walls, timber trusses and frames, and tiled floors.

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