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Swartberg House

Swartberg House – This passive solar desert house on the edge of the Great Karoo in South Africa acts as a poetic and flexible agricultural object, a harvester of light and air, which is adjusted by its inhabitants in response to the changing natural elements. A key element of the brief was to bring the inhabitants into a closer relationship with and awareness of the natural world – the spectacular natural landscape of the Swartberg and the Karoo – along with changes in light, heat and wind, at different times of day and during different seasons… Read more




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