House Swanepoel, Hermanus

Show simple item record Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie)
dc.contributor.illustrator Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson 2013-10-21T06:33:07Z 2013-10-21T06:33:07Z 2009-12 2013-10-21
dc.description 10 digital colour photos of House Swanepoel: Photos 1 to 4 taken in December 2008, and photos 5 to 10 taken in April 2009, all by Arthur Barker with a Canon EOS 400D digital camera. en
dc.description Working drawing entitled "House for I. Swanepoel ... Erf 7008, Hermanus". Fagan Archive. Drawing no. 1-100 9020-03-E. Ink on tracing paper. en
dc.description.abstract House Swanepoel (1991), a weekend house in Hermanus, Western Cape, is a formal mediation of a full programme and a very tight site, orientating bedroom and living spaces to the northern sun, and the main living area towards the sea view. The house contains cellular edge spaces with an enclosed courtyard and a partly enclosed living space. The glazed courtyard roof connects the interior volume to the sky while providing light and ventilation within the constricted plan. A bathroom courtyard provides privacy, light, ventilation and a view of the stars at night. Small rooflights to internal bathrooms extend the cellar and sky theme. Security is provided by closely spaced reinforcing rods at the same pitch as the roof. In House Swanepoel in Hermanus the fireplace is both functionally and symbolically at the climax of the roof in the living spaces. The flue rises through a glazed roof connection where structural logic is almost defied, allowing the flue to be read as an independent element. The house anchors itself to the earth through the partially submerged garage and stone retaining wall to the north. A low garden wall to the south completes the framed “base”, while the rest of the house perches above. en
dc.description.librarian ai2013 en
dc.format.extent 10 digital colour photos, 300 dpi, presented in PDF format. en
dc.format.extent Working drawing. Plans, sections and elevations. Fagan Archive. Drawing no. 1-100 9020-03-E. Ink on tracing paper. en
dc.format.medium PDF en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Private homes en
dc.subject Coastal homes en
dc.subject Enclosed courtyards en
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture, Domestic -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Architects -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Seaside architecture -- South Africa -- Western Cape en
dc.subject.lcsh Courtyard houses -- South Africa -- Western Cape -- Design and construction en
dc.subject.lcsh Roofs -- South Africa -- Design and construction en
dc.subject.lcsh Chimneys -- South Africa -- Design and construction en
dc.subject.lcsh Skylights -- South Africa -- Design and construction en
dc.title House Swanepoel, Hermanus en
dc.type Image en
dc.type Plan or blueprint en

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