House Vermont

TYPOLOGY RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE, SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABILITY, REHABILITATION & REJUVINATION LOCATION BROODERSTROOM SIZE 280 SQM CLIENT ---- ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS


Located in the untainted surrounds of the Cradle of Humankind, a small house of 185 sqm is hidden away on the slope of a magnificent valley with a pleasant cool breeze. Set down from the apex of a hill the house is completely hidden from sight as one approaches the valley.

A series of stacked rock walls, built with slate from a nearby quarry, is overgrown with wild figs (Ficus abutilifolia) and grasses (Aristida junciformis and Pennisetum setaceum) and is reminiscent of the ‘kraal’ walls dotted throughout this landscape. These serve to camouflage the house nestled between the walls in order to make it ‘disappear’ in the landscape, aided further by the planted roof which overgrown with wild felt grass (Hyparrhenia hirta and Aristida junciformis).