Wright Conversion – a unique project of a modern expanding traditional South African “straw” cottage, designed and implemented by the architectural studio Elmo Swart Architects.
Eclectic charming cottage is located in Durban (South Africa) and is surrounded by flattering areas. The expansion project would have created a new additional bedrooms, a multipurpose space for recreation and a place to an art gallery.
Continuous surfaces of the facade, roof and base of a new, modern extension gently bends around the existing structure, acting as a console. Thanks to the relief of the terrain and non-standard approach, architects, new, hangs above the ground design ideal solves parking belonging to homeowners and their guests.
Despite the modern appearance and building technology, design, develop tumors the natural appearance of the main house, being in complete harmony with the picturesque landscape.
The new extension organically combines modern construction materials and technologies with traditional local bungalow wood, raw logs, twigs and straw. The interiors of unfinished buildings are different with “sincerity” decoration materials and furniture. Architects used concrete, stucco, stone, wood and OSB-plate, color and texture reminiscent of straw.
Line art gallery serves as a passage tunnel. Thanks to the spacious glass surfaces, suggests the new annexe abundance of natural daylight and you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding nature house.