House Joubert (2022) in Hermanus

Dwelling, House or Home?

Dwelling, House or Home? Written by Raymond SmithAPRIL 2024 What does it mean to dwell, what informs the shape and program of a house and what makes a home as opposed to just a place to seek shelter in? These are some of the questions on the topic of home which have received much contemplation in human history by poets, philosophers, designers, and architects alike. Let’s have a brief walk through this space,

Veldhuis cranked-roof ridging detail (2015)

God is in the detail

Veldhuis cranked-roof ridging detail (2015)' 'God is in the detail' by Raymond Smith, February 2022 A well-known axiom, quoted by both Friedrich Nietzsche – a 19th century German philosopher who had a profound influence on modern intellectual history – and the German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the last director of the prestigious Bauhaus School of Art, Design and Architecture in the 1930's and who is regarded as one of the pioneers