Architecture Design of House Morkel 

Description About The Project

House Morkel designed by Neo Architects is a modern farm style private home, located in the Silverlakes Estate, Preotria. It is a 4 bedroom with en-suite bathroom house with an open plan dining, kitchen, lounge and entertainment areas. Indeed, this house showcases the language of the vernacular climate with a central roof garden over a covered patio, protected from the weather yet opening up towards the garden and swimming pool.

The roof garden provides a well-insulated entertainment area. Also, softens the structure with landscaping elevated from ground level to the floor above. In addition to this, the bedrooms overlook this roof garden for a tranquil bushveld effect. Throughout the design, internal vistas created to experience the landscaping and external areas to give the house an airy and light feel.

The front door is on an axis defined by a wooden deck that extends from the front door straight through the house to a green wall outside. The open plan kitchen and dining room have views to both the entertainment patio with swimming pool and the boma, a client request for socializing around a campfire. Indeed, the design proofs that contextual and vernacular architecture is achievable and greater success for comfortable living even in estates where the norm is to conform to inappropriate adapted foreign styles of architecture.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

The garden provides a well insulated entertainment area and bring the fresh air for the house.
House Morkel, contemporary farm style house designed by Neo Architects
House Morkel, contemporary farm style house designed by Neo Architects
House Morkel, contemporary farm style house designed by Neo Architects
The high rock cladded wall at the boma is a reoccurring detail on the street elevation. In this case the rock wall provides privacy to the main entertainment area from the street as privacy was also an important factor in the design of this House Morkel. Besides, the entrance courtyard, privately tucked away from the street view, is a play area for the kids and creates a covered approach, by means of the extended roof garden, to the foyer.
Once insides, the interior of this House Morkel with rustic design, creating a warm space.
House Morkel, contemporary farm style house designed by Neo Architects
House Morkel, contemporary farm style house designed by Neo Architects
House Morkel, contemporary farm style house designed by Neo Architects
House Morkel, contemporary farm style house designed by Neo Architects
House Morkel, contemporary farm style house designed by Neo Architects
House Morkel, contemporary farm style house designed by Neo Architects

The House Morkel Gallery:

Text by the Architects: House Morkel is a contemporary farm style house designed, according to the clients brief, to be true to its use of different raw materials and provides different open spaces for entertainment and comfortable living. Indeed, set in between dated Tuscan “styled” houses this house speaks the language of the vernacular climate with a central roof garden over a covered patio, protected from the weather yet opening up towards the garden and swimming pool.

Photo credit: Eddy Fournier| Source: Neo Architects

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: Sussex office park 473 Lynnwood Rd Lynnwood Pretoria 0081 South Africa
– Tel: +27 12 361 0355
– Email: [email protected]

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