Kritzinger Architects won the “Best Single Residence Award” for the design of Makana House at The African Property Awards 2012. The house is named after the legendary Xhosa Chief Makana and is located on a farm overlooking the Bushmans River. The transparent design offers a seamless transition between internal and external living areas. The first floor is raised to enhance the sense of arrival which begins as one approaches the building and culminates with the infinity pool as a focal point that draws the eye towards the view. A palette of natural materials, colours and textures has been carefully selected to form a contemporary African aesthetic that befits its context.