RIVER PARK HOUSING
East Bank, Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa
The House is situated in a remarkable setting overlooking a beautiful stretch of
unspoilt forested coast. A vertical forest of timber columns extends from the steeply
sloping ground to support a series of raised wooden decks facing the Indian Ocean.
A cluster of tiled mono-pitched roofs clearly articulates the volume of each space.
The exposed roof structure reinforces the strong Ndebele inspired diagonal geometry
heightening the drama of the views to the ocean. The interior fragments at the
periphery to incorporate a fringe of external decks, dissolving the boundary between
inside and out.