This residential structure is located in the buzzing and colourful hood of Bookap, Cape Town, voted Bo-Kaap was voted as the third on the most colourful cities list. On a site visit, Yoann tells us how their house concept came about,
In fact, there is a very special flow in the home, as you take in each level of this bright 3 storey house. On the second level, the kitchen opens up to a secret internal courtyard, designed taking inspiration from dreamy Mexican Haciendas, with plants growing abloom. Besides its green factor, the addition of a courtyard can make even a small house feel spatially open and complex.
Since the garden sits on a concrete roof slab, Drainroof by Geoplast was a seamless choice. The interlocking grids have insulating properties so that the garden can be enjoyed in full safety, without the risk of damaging the roof waterproofing. The grass was growing in a shaded area and the client opted for Geoflor solution too, manufactured in LD recycled polypropylene; these innovative modular grids protect the grass and turn in into walkable area.
The courtyard creates a peaceful and relaxing break from the myriad homes of Bo Kaap, an area that is testament of the rich history, and cultural and religious integration in the Mother City. Chat to us to create your water-wise urban forest!