38 on Morsim is a development of 12 luxury stand-alone houses on a desirable road in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Project Name: 38 on Morsim
Studio Name: Daffonchio and Associates Architects
Project Size: 3124 m2
Site Size: 3965 m2
Completion Date: 2020
Building Levels: 2
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Photography: Juane Venter
An important aspect of the design was to retain as many of the existing mature trees on the site as possible. Several units have been positioned and designed around these trees, resulting in most of the units being unique, and the trees providing shade, privacy, and beauty throughout the development. All units have a private garden, many with pools.
The use of passive solar design through the orientation of the units as well as pergolas ensures year-round comfort and energy efficiency.
This is further aided by double glazing, evaporative cooling, closed woodburning fireplaces, and solar supplemented electricity.