The house is located on a large stand
in a popular area on the outskirts of Bloemfontein. In order to lend the building some sort of belonging and connection to the otherwise nondescript site, it has been positioned close to a thicket of mature Eucalyptus trees and a natural pond. The house has optimum orientation in order to respond to the local climatic conditions. All indoor spaces are well connected to outdoor areas both practically and visually, with large windows and foldaway doors. The cruciform arrangement of the house defines four individual courtyards with varying characteristics and degrees of privacy, which act as transitional areas between the interior spaces of the house, the garden, and the natural un-landscaped remainder of the site.