Extending architectural regionalism : House Rooke, Monaghan farm, Lanseria, 2010-2011

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  • SDG 11
  • Abstract:

    HOUSE ROOKE at Monaghan Farm, located near Lanseria in Gauteng, is an architectural endeavour by client and architect that extends regional architectural traditions. In a time of architectural blight, aesthetic confusion and a plethora of ill-conceived estate environments, both parties have succeeded in designing a refreshingly contextual dwelling that extends functional and technological traditions and grounds the architecture in place and in history. This article will define regionalism and then briefly contextualise its effect locally. It will explain how the architecture of House Rooke is an extension of regional traditions and how an imitative and inventive regionally architectural solution, that can act as a possible model for others to follow, has been created.