Gabriel’s Garden Pavilion
 Gabriel’s Garden Pavilion, Johannesburg, South Africa by Kate Otten Architects 

This home office is the lowest garden terrace of a 1930’s National Monument house, on the Westcliff ridge in Johannesburg. The building is designed to be largely invisible from the historic house behind and each of the descending garden terraces protecting the existing views. The pavilion is formed of two buildings that sit between, but do not touch, two large existing stone retaining walls. The roofs are designed as shallow ponds that reflect the trees and sky when viewed from upper terraces.

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