The task was to convert a man cave into a house. Previously, this house in Cape Town had a very poky undercroft, filled with masculine motorcar memorabilia. We were asked by the Handspring Puppet Company to make a one bedroom house for Siphokazi Mpofu, also a puppeteer.




The sunny, northern face of the house was changed to a deeply corrugated facade. The vertical windows between the splayed reveals can be closed with bright coloured shutters, which provide privacy, security and ventilation.




The living-dining-kitchen space has a large window, flanged by two reveals that mark the space for a custom made couch. The couch is designed to face into the room and allow one to recline and look out of the house. In the centre of the living space is a cantilevered table with a yellow, tubular support structure.