Our Client wanted to build a barn so we gave him two - a small barn ( cottage) and a large Barn House. The Barns have open 'deconstructed' trusses with volumes that lift the soul. They are put back together with black steel plates that contrast against the white oak ceilings. Roof gardens bring the
The Gowrie House is sited on a large trout fishing dam , on a well cared for golf course . The orientation , being south, informed the concept - a view site for warm weather , a covered verandah and swimming pool looking over a water hazzard and the 9th hole. For windy colder days
Kay and Monty Vineyards, the Crags, Plettenberg Bay, formerly Rare Earth Vineyards, Tasting Room: We were tasked to turn an old orchid greenhouse into a functional tasting room. We utilized the existing steel portal structure and added inter alia an acoustic ceiling, glass and brickwork where requested to ensure an appropriate barn-type building that over
The sensitivity of the site, as well as our desire for our buildings to be energy efficient, utilizing sound green building practice informed our design and material choice. Our structural components were designed to fit together like a Mechano set and were manufactured off site, with all joints and mortices, pre-cut to enable quick erection
We have completed the architecture for ten villas, independently owned. Owners have the option to let the villas to the hotel, when not in use. the interiors for villa 7 were done by us. pictures of villa 7 and 9 are shown here.
Ten privately owned, appropriately appointed and styled villas, that fit into the island way of life. Easy low maintenance, where one can kick one's feet up. Below are pictures of completed villas. See also interior section of villa 7, appointed and designed by EFA.