Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2012 by midcenturyjo

Individual designs that fit individual needs. Sustainable, contemporary, with an emphasis on local materials and respect for site. Two projects from GASS Architecture Studios, located in Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa. The first, Westcliff Pavilion is a steel framed structure located on a ridge in Johannesburg. The two bedroom dwelling lightly touches the ground while its floating stone wall is a play on the local stone building materials and the notion of wall as sturdy and grounded. All in all a beautiful modernist box that sits softly in its surrounds.

The second project is the renovation of a flat in the Johannesburg suburb of Killarnery. Working within the existing constraints of the building but celebrating the beauty of its wall of windows, it is the new kitchen, though, that is a triumph. Oak and black tile ground the room and play against the light bright views from the windows.

jil casey says:

Wow and Wow.

Budgie says:

That perfect house – I'll have one of those, thanks. I feel some Robin Boyd in that building….

Holland says:

Perching the first home on legs is the height of gorgeousness.

michael says:

Lovely place however you wouldn't catch me dead in that house it looks like there's no security ….and Jozzie is like the "wild west" !

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