paradise beach house


paradise beach house

VDHDW Architects
Completion: 2010
Location: Paradise Beach, Eastern Cape
Photography: Marianne Jonker
TEAM: Cilna de Waal

This beach house is positioned carefully on the site between a milkwood and fynbos covered dune, using the natural landscape and predominent winds to direct the form and layout. Two monopitch structures are positioned around a sheltered exterior space with an interlinking walkway.

The palette is informed by the robust character filled textures and materials found in traditional South African homes, its sculptural enfolding white walls, red brick floors complimented with simple timber and steel details.

There is a pleasing contrast between the traditional white wall and the complexity of its natural surroundings.