Aldum’s Outpost2018-05-15T17:32:30+00:00

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Located on the slope of a sheer rock bluff, this conference and recreational facility was designed as a family retreat where dreams and ideas can be fortified. The corrugated metal roofs take their inspiration from the traditional old Transvaal vernacular architecture. The design was greatly influenced by the existing farmhouse structure (learn more about farmhouse architecture here) that dates back to the late 1800’s. Thus great care was taken to incorporate and compliment this heritage structure into the current design. The recreational facility’s window walls open up on two sides, allowing the building to open fully to the landscaped hillside. The resulting structure blends in with its surroundings. “As architect’s we can never design something as beautiful as what’s already out there. Our job is to frame the landscape”.

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Orton Architects