National honours for local architect

2016-09-07 06:00
< House Scribante for whose design local architect Jason Erlank received an Award of Merit in a national competition. Photo: SUPPLIED

< House Scribante for whose design local architect Jason Erlank received an Award of Merit in a national competition. Photo: SUPPLIED

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LOCAL architect Jason Erlank received an Award of Merit for his design of a private residence at the 2015/2016 Corobrik SAIA Awards of Merit for Excellence in Architecture.

The best of the best in the South African architectural world gathered for the awards that was held on September 2 at Shine Studios in Braamfontein.

The seven best designs, as well as a book, were given Awards of Excellence - the highest honour an architectural project can receive in South Africa.

Several other projects received Awards of Merit, which recognize good design or a substantial achievement in the industry.

Jason Erlank Architecture was one of the recipients of an Award of Merit for its design of House Scribante, a private residence situated on the edge of the Baakens River Valley.

The Corobrik-SAIA Awards run over the course of two years, with the regional awards presented in the first year and the national awards during the second year.

Jason Erlank, who studied architecture at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University opened his business in 2011. Last year his business received its first award in the regional leg of the Corobrik SAIA Awards.

Erlank finished the design for Scribante House in 2013 after which the building process started. It took a little more than a year to complete the house, with a few curveballs tossed in to delay the progress.

“Because of the nature of the space where the house was being built, we had to do some massive excavation and drop the house down a level. So now when you enter the house, you are essentially on the second level, and you have to go down to get to the ground level,” Erlank said.

Erlank had artistic freedom for the most part with regards to the design of the house and tried to work with the natural space instead of against it.

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