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Submitted by nathan on Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:55

Meet Gwen and Gawie Fagan in Their Coastal Cape Town Home

Most architecture and interior books show houses polished to perfection, manicured to the extent that it is hard to imagine anybody actualize lives there: they seem to miss the point that homes are meant to be inhabited. Our recent release The Monocle Guide Cosy Homes tells us how to turn a house into a home in which lives can unfold, children grow up, and dogs run wild.

South African architects Gawie and Gwen Fagan designed and built their family home on a dramatic spot between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Die Es is an ode to vernacular architecture with a difference. In the second of two films to celebrate the publication of The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes, Monocle Films explore the sculpted forms, palpable materiality and harmony with nature that make this eclectic residence stand out.

The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes is available at Gestalten Pavillion, Gestalten Space, and the Gestalten online shop.

 

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