House McKenzie


Year: 2010

Location: Camps Bay, Cape Town

Quantity Surveyor: Bernard James and Partners

Structural Engineer: Ugo Rivera

This project creates a home for a dynamic outdoor loving family in a manner that captures the spirit of the place. Interior and exterior spaces are designed to flow into one another generously to promote outdoor living and extend the natural beauty of the place into the heart of the home.

The scale and massing of the building is manipulated to reduce its profile by treating the house as an assembly of elemental forms, each designed around their particular function and the interstitial spaces where they meet. The buildings texture is rich, drawing from a natural palette of materials and colours.