Flexible Space for Living and Relaxation in Namibia

Flexible Space for Living and Relaxation in Namibia

Combining simple clarity with the passion for design excellence, Wasserfall Munting Architects reinterpreted a house built in the 1950’s in Klein Windhoek, Namibia, in order to reconnect it with the surrounding site. Placed within a tranquil oasis of indigenous acacia trees, the house is a flexible space for living and relaxing while enjoying the benefits of the outdoors. Exterior looks a little rusty and bulky, kept this way for low maintenance purposes. In contrast, the interior feels very warm and cozy, due to the “excessive” use of plywood linings and built-in cupboards.

“The intervention brings a sense of programmatic clarity and simplicity to a compromised layout, and attempts to create simple, robust spaces to live in. The double-volume living area with its butterfly roof and clerestory windows to the south is the heart of the house: oversized glazed sliding doors afford a seamless connection to a large terraced patio overlooking the garden and affording panoramic views of the distant mountains.”  Mica stone walls were added to link the nature’s fantastic work to the man-made construction. Residents are encouraged to fully enjoy the simplicity of a soothing space and connect on a visual level with the landscape.

  • details sketch
  • sketch of the house
  • sketch
  • site plan
  • ground floor plan detail
  • lower ground floor plan
  • section 2
  • west elevation
  • north elevation
  • south elevation
  • east elevation
  • Details gardne
  • Living and kitchen
  • Lovely ambience
  • old vs modern
  • back of the house and tree
  • Exterior structure details
  • Terrace and garden
  • landscaped garden and openness
  • Wonderful view house in Namibia
  • Wood and red details kitchen
  • Metalic exterior
  • Nature blends with the house
  • Open space living
  • Refurbished house in Namibia