The design approach focuses on restoring pride around the family home. A modern home designed to not only meet the family’s needs but allows for a future expansion. This new design puts an emphasis on the importance of family gatherings both indoor and outdoor. through landscape, gardening, and cultural practices the design of the home respects the context and the way of life in Umbumbulu.
As the home meets the residential need for the Ngcobo family, the commercial need is as equally important as it will allow for the family to sustain themselves financially. By including a commercial component there is an importance of street activation, to create an inviting environment for increasing business but to also allow for community interactions to take place.
This design is simple but most importantly fits the comfort, economic and personal needs of the Ngcobo Family. Through the construction processes we believe in including local materials and local skilled individuals to work in unison to help build a home that will restore dignity and financial stability for the Ngcobo’s.