Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Plett 6541+2 in Garden Route, South Africa by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

 
December 12th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

The clients requested a 6-bedroomed family home with understated elegance and quiet grandeur, indoor / outdoor living spaces and uninterrupted views, with a ”lived-in beach-house” feel.

Image Courtesy SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: Plett 6541+2
  • Location: The Robberg, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa
  • Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl & Bobby Hugill
  • Interior Design: Daniela Priebatsch & Emi Cavalieri
  • Completion Date: 2010
  • Photographs: SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

The beach-front site falls within a pristine and unique environment, nestled at the foot of the Robberg. With direct access to a strip of idyllic beach, it is characterized by its rolling dunes and the dense indigenous vegetation of extraordinary variety, including a well establish Milkwood thicket. The site is subject to hot summers and moderate winters, with a cooling on-shore breeze, from the North East. Taking advantage of the large dune across the majority of the site, the views were maximised by elevating the living levels to above natural ground level, terracing built forms down the dune.

Image Courtesy SAOTA

The design incorporates large glazed areas and extensive use of outdoor spaces, with each aspect of the house having a terrace or deck. The linear open plan composition of the interior spaces allows views from every room. To take advantage of the sea and distant mountain views, while providing protection from the extremes of climate, the living spaces were designed with South West/North East orientations. Sculptured rectangular forms, linear elements, large areas of horizontal glazing, timber cladding and expansive external terraces are the principal elements of the design. Externally the natural fynbos was brought up to the house achieving a feeling that the house is set in nature and does not disturb the natural beauty.

Image Courtesy SAOTA

The simple choice of materials complements the sculptural form of the house. The flooring is of large format leather finish Neo Sardo Granite throughout the house, alongside painted walls and ceilings. The principal neutral elements are complemented by the natural timber shutters, screens and pergola. These will mature in time to a silver-grey colour. Each bathroom is characterised by walls clad in granite to match the floors, frameless glass shower enclosures and white Corian vanities. The master bedroom is finished with white oiled Oak flooring with feature granite, tying it back to the rest of the house.

Image Courtesy SAOTA

The key to this retreat is its simplicity in terms of the relationship between spaces. Its floor plan is structured, sparse and uncluttered.

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Image Courtesy SAOTA

Related posts:

Tags: ,

Category: House

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy