Albatross

West Coast Langebaan / South Africa / 2022

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Nestled in the dunes on the outskirts of Langebaan, this 541m² family home is located on the beautiful west-coast of South Africa.


Responding to the beachfront environment of this Cape Fynbos site, the home is designed to withstand Langebaan’s dramatic climate conditions, where harsh sunlight and high winds are common. At the same time, the design allows the Bezuidenhout family to connect with the natural environment, with large timber shading sliding screens shielding the glass facades when necessary while still allowing the breeze to penetrate the interior. The patio and pool areas are located on the screened of western corner of the property thus providing protection from the prevailing wind.


The white washed walls of the home relate to the traditional colour of the local area, relating the architecture to its site and helping it merge with the natural condition of the region as it weathers over time.

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    Nestled in the dunes on the outskirts of Langebaan, this 541m² family home is located on the beautiful west-coast of South Africa. Responding to the beachfront environment of this Cape Fynbos site, the home is designed to withstand Langebaan’s dramatic climate conditions, where harsh sunlight and high winds are common. At the same time, the design allows the Bezuidenhout family to connect with the natural environment, with large timber shading sliding screens shielding the glass...

    Project details
    • Year 2022
    • Work started in 2019
    • Main structure Masonry
    • Client Karl Bezuidenhout
    • Status Current works
    • Type Single-family residence / Country houses/cottages
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