Design April/May 2015 July/Aug 2013 - Page 24

24 ur good friend, architect Leon Barnard, agreed to do the design, and so the journey started. The erf is on a slope and as we did not want to create a huge scar by excavating into the mountain side and filling in on the downslope side, we planned the main living areas on the lower level. We gave Leon our basic floor plan layout, as we saw the positioning of the various spaces. He put a piece of bumf paper over it and within ten minutes of freehand strokes and sketching, the house materialised. O desIgn Namibia June - August 2013