South African studio Daffonchio and Associates Architects have designed two houses in nearby Hyde Park, Johannesburg that can be transformed to interact with the landscape. Sliding glass windows, doors, and timber shutters allow the owners to constantly change the spaces to suit their activities and the weather. The ground floor’s doors slide away to reveal a covered patio and garden, while sliding windows enable the living room to open onto the landscape.
The second house is set on an isolated plot surrounded by a range of trees. The main structure is comprised of two wings – one for living and the other for bedrooms. Both of the volumes have long, low-set roofs, supported by external steel posts. All of the walls stop before the ceiling, with windows inserted that allow views of the trees from inside the house.
- Source: Design Boom