Gauteng – 2009
House Beswick is situated in a residential estate within a nature reserve. The land sloped steeply towards the south. The challenge was to place the house within the same contour and at the same time to allow for exposure to true North.
The house plan was designed facing North with a long East-West axis. It is divided into 2 sections, the northern section for living areas and bedrooms, and the southern section for services and circulation.
The roof is divided into 2 parts above the front and back sections. These have different slopes, the front shallower, and the back steeper roof which allows for deep lighting and high up ventilation.
The structure is made of mainly plaster walls with face brick plinth and accent walls, and a laminated saligna timber structure for columns, beams and roof.