Campbell Road Conservatory
Parktown, Johannesburg
Private Client
November 2010
Heritage Consultant: HMJ Prins Architect

The need for a communal social space for a growing family required a considered design solution to a 1903 Sir Herbet Baker house. In an attempt to preserve the heritage reading, the back garden presented the least obtrusive siting. Following the natural fall of the site, the glass and steel insertion becomes an interstitial space between the kitchen in the main dwelling and garden outbuildings. The skin of steel-framed window provides continuity between the inside living space and external garden terraces, while the roof pitch follows the slope of the earth allowing for natural lighting and ventilation.