TIMBER HOUSE COMPETITION
Project: Family house made of timber
Architect: Thibault Faÿ
Budget: R 3.5m
This house designed for a timber competition is located in the lush Johannesburg suburbia, also known as the biggest human-made forest.
The construction concept of this house is based on the repetition of a timber frame that expands to host the different functions of the house. The rectangular house is oriented south-west to north-east to make the best use of the daylight. The vertical part of the timber frame is also used as a sun breaker for the east and the west facade granting an efficient shading that keeps the house cool in summer.
On top of being a renewable material, the timber structure is excellent as a thermal-break and combined with a good insulation keeps the house cool in summer and warm in winter.
The large covered outdoor areas will be a must to enjoy a lazy afternoon on a long chair or to host friends and family for the traditional South African Braai.