Design, Engineering + Build
Located in Bantry Bay, an affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ – or House George- is a single family residence for a young, extended Greek family. The home captures views of the adjacent Lion’s Head mountain, and to the rocky shoreline below. Based on the unique hillside terrain, the home is set into the mountain with four extensive levels, including a secure entrance and parking area at the street level, down to a cantilevered pool at the lowest level. When one approaches the site, the focus is on the surrounding views of the ocean and terrain, rather than a massive building that interrupts the natural topography. Each level of the home opens out to communal areas, with bedrooms and private elements pushed towards the hillside. An innovative post-and-beam structure will be used in conjunction with concrete construction to create a more modern, transformative take on traditional mid-century architecture, with expansive glass walls allowing for visual continuity and an abundance of natural light while maintaining concrete construction to keep the spaces secure.