African Design Magazine July 2016 - Page 69

Landscaping SALI Awards T he Spanish Farm Guest Lodge was designed along environmentally friendly lines. The four units have roof gardens as well as four interlinked eco-pools. Glass skylights bring in natural light and seasonal warmth. The lodges and prolific landscaping are designed to blend into the natural fynbos backdrop of the mountain slope. The pools are linked with filtering ponds planted up with sedges such as Cyperus papyrus and Cyperus alternifolius, along with the silvergrey shrublet indigenous to mountain streambeds (in other areas of South Africa), Gomphostigma virgatum (River Bells) and the rush, Photographs: Graham von Hoesslin 69