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Aloe Ridge House, South Africa

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Aloe Ridge House is an architectural design set into the African indigenous coastal forest context. Located under the leafy canopy of an Albizia Tree in the Eden Rock Estate in South Africa, Aloe Ridge House makes a big statement despite its relatively miniature dimension, promoting the notion that a dream house needn’t be palatial but that in fact, small can be beautiful.

The clean, hard and straight lines of the house meet the soft flowing irregular line and textures of the natural bush context in a respectful harmony. The canopy of the Albizia tree provides a sense of lightness and floating of the upper building mass on the open plan lower level.

The architecture brings the great big South African outdoors in through the extensive use of glass that breaks down the traditional visual barriers between inside and out.

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culled from Architizer

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