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Luxurious Franschhoek Manor House in Africa by INHOUSE

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Article source: INHOUSE

Award-winning design studio, Inhouse, has completed the interior of a privately-owned manor house in Franschhoek in the picturesque Cape Winelands. The home was built from scratch in collaboration with Chris de Hart Architects with the aim of capturing the sweep of a spacious plantation-style country estate, with aesthetic touches inspired by the film Casablanca.

The house features large custom-made French doors that open outwards onto courtyards and verandas that complement the landscape. Inside, the house is made up of spacious rooms with high ceilings that display ornate moulding and coffer details. These details are key decorative features and a strategic choice by Inhouse intended to soften the vastness of the space. A large collection of antique furniture was included in the design and Inhouse created an interior scheme that would be sympathetic to the finishing.

Image Courtesy © INHOUSE

  • Architects: INHOUSE
  • Project: Luxurious Franschhoek Manor House
  • Location: Franschhoek, Africa

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Solar vineyard chapel in Franschhoek, South Africa by Margot Krasojevic Architects

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Article source: Margot Krasojevic Architects

Solar Chapel at the HoldenManz Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Cape Town. The project utilizes the same solar panel technology used on the farm to clad the expanding wedding chapel’s roof structure. The vertiginous mountains within the estate are reflected in the beton brut primary structure off which the concentrator Fresnel lenses, solar panels and holographic filters are suspended. The concentrator photovoltaics arrangement uses an angular configuration similar to that of a butterfly’s wing receiving more exposure to solar rays affording maximum efficiency for electrical output. The frame expands and contracts enabling a further rearrangement of this concentrator photovoltaic cluster.

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Architects

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Architects

  • Architects: Margot Krasojevic Architects
  • Project: Solar vineyard chapel
  • Location: Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Software used: Revit and 3ds max

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