Silver Lakes House

Designed on a border plot between a nature reserve and a golf course, the Silver Lakes House takes advantage of a truly unique setting. The design opens up to both sides with automated sliding glass cavity doors that transform an intimate living area into an endless open space with seamless connection to the manicured lawns of the golf course as well as the indigenous landscaping of the nature reserve. Floating above the living area is a seemingly simple concrete box with chamfered slab edges that add a sculptural quality to the architecture. Two stone-clad “book ends” are used to anchor the building to its setting.

  • Location

    Pretoria, South Africa

  • Size

    800 m²

  • Services

    Architecture, Principal Agency