House Kriek

Situated in Die Boord, Stellenbosch, the house is designed not as an object building located on a site, but as a continuum of the site and its context.

The relationships between outside and inside, how the interfaces are detailed and the relationship with the street and surrounding buildings are an integral part of the design.

The front boundary wall is purposely not located on the cadastral boundary, but located back in order to tie the building into its context and for the landscaping to also contribute positively to the broader area.

The various functions of the building are treated as modular units arranged around and defining the living area of the house, with the in-between spaces becoming the communal spaces such as the living and dining room and outside terrace.