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New Residence, 8 Norwich Drive

Bishops Court, Cape Town

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In Bishops Court, Cape Town, on a site entirely surrounded by trees, this family residence combines the concerns of contemporary and sustainable architecture into a building which is firmly modernist but is integrated with its natural surroundings. The formal composition of the house is drawn from the image of a group of tree canopies and tree-houses floating over the ground plane, as an evocation of the forest on the site.