Die Es

Name:           Die Es

Location:       Camps Bay

Status:           Completed 1965

The narrowing entrance stairs down into the house create a series of tactile and spatial experiences, moving towards a pause point before the sea view reveals itself like an opening curtain. The undulating roof is constructed of strips of reclaimed wood stretching from the east to the west walls of the house, rocking over a central beam, lifting alternatively to open the views to the sea and the mountain.

 

A large fireplace provides space enough for the whole family to sit and forms the central heart of the home– hence the name Die Es which translates to The Hearth.