Refurbishment of a Residential House
The brief comprised the refurbishment of an existing family home in Avis, Windhoek. The original house was built in the 1970s and in need of renovation. Particular attention was to be given to opening up the living/dining/kitchen to modernise the space into a more open and companionable area. An outside veranda was added that fully utilised the pool and surrounds. The space around the pool was also upgraded and landscaping design improved.
Avis is situated in a particularly cold area of Windhoek and specific attention had to be given to maximise passive solar gains of the house in the winter months. Good insulation to retain interior heat generated was introduced.