a contemporary addition to the existing manor house the obviously modern, transparent box is subservient to the solid mass of the original.

the new living space reaches out over a natural water course which had long since been buried and is now rejuvenated to restore the original context.


a rock plinth to the glass box, made of the same material that lines the water course, reads more as landscape than it does building.

status   in progress

year    2015

size     717sqm

st john's manor
higgovale, cape town