Huis Mooikloof

TYPOLOGY RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE LOCATION MOOIKLOOF, PRETORIA SIZE 650 SQM CLIENT PRIVATE ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS

The proposal entails the design of a natural swimming pool, new parking and upgraded driveway, with low maintenance and indigenous planting to promote biodiversity. The
landscape design also draws from the architecture, as it aims to mitigate the thresholds between outside and indoor spaces, allowing for a coherent architectural and landscape
architectural design to emerge.


House Smuts

TYPOLOGY RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE, SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABILITY LOCATION CLEARWATER COUNTRY ESTATE, RIETVALLEIRAND, PRETORIA SIZE 600 SQM CLIENT DR. SMUTSARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE COMPLETE


House Smuts is located in Clearwater Country Estate, Rietvalleirand, Pretoria.

This residential project occupies a unique site, as it is situated on a plot overlooking a constructed wetland system.  This provides the design team with opportunities to frame views and promote the natural landscape. A strong premise for systems design manifest within the design solution. It is based primarily on the strategic use and recycling of water. A grey water recycling system, in the form of an on site wetland, is responsible for water purification and reuse. The building is fully equipped with its own water storage facilities, which store grey and purified water separately. The system works with a combination of gravity and solar pumps, in order to minimise electricity usage. Indigenous low maintenance planting, allow the building to blend comfortably with its surrounds. The design testifies to the innovative use of material and construction methods.


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).