Category Archives: South Africa

Westcliff Pavilion in Johannesburg

Lots of gorgeous stonework and dark wood make the Westcliff Pavilion (by GASS Architecture Studios)  a simple yet very interesting and lovely home. A bedroom on each end with the living and dining areas situated in the middle. The colors are so warm and the wooded surroundings are quite beautiful. Having sliding glass doors all over the place that open to the outdoors is a nice touch too. 
(all photos from Contemporist)

Hemp House!

A house made with hemp you ask? Yes! Tony Budden and Duncan Parker worked with Michael Orchard of New Earth Architecture and Wolf & Wolf Architecture to create this South African home where they used lots of the underrated hemp. Hemp insulation, hempcrete used to make the external walls and 85% of the furniture and cabinetry is made from hempboard. The Hemp House also boasts numerous other eco-friendly design innovations. A beautiful home that is earth friendly with forward thinking design. Well done.
(all photos from Inhabitat)