Geneva Drive

This Camps Bay Dwelling is part of a development of a single family home and a duplex house on the same site. The duplex houses are simple wall and slab buildings. A split-level down the centre affords mountain views from the primarily sea facing rooms and creates a dynamic volume in the living area.

The single family home is based on the Corbusian free plan and uses circular columns and planar floor and roof slabs. The ground plane in contrast, changes in elevation from space to space, defining rooms and uses. The walls are treated as planar elements that define without enclosing. Smooth white rendered walls enhance the experience of form as abstract and volumetric. A single continuous floor finish reinforces the unity of the “shaped” ground plane and posits an uninterrupted dialogue between exterior space and building.

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