Almost invisible from the road, tucked behind bountiful veld grass, lays an almost otherwordly space named “Reflections of the Land.” Designed by W design architecture studio, this South African residence was built to be an extension of the natural life that surrounds it.
To reach the house, visitors need to park on a grass verge then walk down steps to reach the front door.
A large, oversized shallow pool borders the home. It reflects the nature around it, blurring the lines between man-made structures and nature.
The inside of the house continues to reinforce of the idea of endless space. With no “dead ends” within the house and multiple floor-to-ceiling windows, fresh air is constantly circulating through the interior and exterior of the home.
The residence focuses on capturing the lightness of the space. From the architects:
“You become more aware of the views, more aware of the moving sunlight, the time of day and the seasons. This building is not purely the sum of its parts.”