I’ve had the photo, above, in a file on my desktop for awhile. I can’t remember where I originally found it and was always curious what the rest of the house looked like. I imagined I would love it.
After a lot of digging, I found the house and architect! And yes, I love it. Located in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, the house was built by and belongs to architect, Leon Barnard. The seamless integration of the outdoors with open window/walls and minimalist interiors is a feature I’ve always been attracted to and in this case is simply beautiful.
“I believe that our home should be exposed, it is possible to open it completely. This reflects our position towards life. Open and transparent. What you see is what you get.” Leon Barnard
I have to admit, I feel a little naive to be surprised a house like this is in Namibia. Looking at the architect’s other work, I’m impressed with the sophistication of the residential, commercial projects, the lodges and urban spaces. Take a look here.
Source: photographs: Greg Cox