3° Prize - Category Residential buildings

Louis Phillips - Louis Phillips Architects and Associates

Pearl Valley Golf Estate, Paarl (ZA)

These residential spaces are designed to constantly search for a dialogue with the surrounding nature and integrate with external environments, conceived as roofless rooms to be inhabited like the rest of the house. Within such delicate balance between indoor and outdoor spaces, ceramic surfaces play a fundamental unifying role, although their applications are functionally different: bush-hammering and light colours for outdoor floors lead to the central pool with no edge, almost to embrace the countryside in front of it; polished finishing and large formats make indoor environments homogeneous.

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