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House Sher in Johannesburg, South Africa by Eftychis Architects

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Article source: Eftychis Architects

House is defined along an axis which separates the living areas on the south side and the Gym and guest bedroom on the north.

The linear axis is pronounced by a tower-like lobby and ends with a natural filtered eco-pool as the focal point. Concrete and facebrick walls flank the space from which a steel staircase hangs from steel dowels defined by the meandering skylight above.

Image Courtesy © Eftychis Architects

  • Architects: Eftychis Architects (Emilio Eftychis)
  • Project: House Sher
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Size: 554sqm

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Glenelly Estate in Cape Winelands, South Africa’s by Inhouse Brand Architects

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: Inhouse Brand Architects

Glenelly Estate, situated in South Africa’s idyllic Cape Winelands, has launched The Vine Bistro and reimagined its tasting room and glass museum. The new interiors display a sophisticated aesthetic inspired by Glenelly’s French heritage and charm. Created in 2003 by May de Lencquesaing, former owner of iconic Bordeaux Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, the project was initiated with her two grandchildren Arthur de Lencquesaing and Nicolas Bureau, continuing the family involvement in wine since 1783.

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

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“Pavilion in Silverhurst” in Cape Town, South Africa by Mira Architects

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: Mira Architects 

The pavilion is a free standing building in addition to a property in Constantia, Cape Town as an entertainment space, guests accommodation, and a car collector’s garage & show room.

Image Courtesy © Wieland Gleich

  • Architects: Mira Architects
  • Project: Pavilion in Silverhurst
  • Location: Silverhurst, Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: Wieland Gleich
  • Project Team: Luis Fernando Mira, Camilla Francis, Andre Malan
  • Structural Engineer: Sutherland Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineer: WSP Engineers (A. Steyn)
  • Project year: 2013-15

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Dennis Hurley Centre (DHC) in Durban, South Africa by Ruben Reddy Architects

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: Ruben Reddy Architects

Denis Hurley fought for equality of all and social justice.  In 1951, at age 31, he became the youngest Catholic bishop in the world and the archbishop of Durban. He retired as archbishop in 1992, becoming chancellor of the University of Natal from 1993 to 1998. He continued to work as parish priest of Emmanuel Cathedral well into his eighties.  He was an outspoken opponent of apartheid and a driving force in a 1957 declaration by the bishops of South Africa that described apartheid as “intrinsically evil”.   Archbishop Denis Hurley dedicated a great part of his live to defend the rights of the underprivileged, in an extremely difficult and politically turbulent period in the history of this country. The Denis Hurley Centre strives to continue the legacy of Archbishop Denis Hurley.

Image Courtesy © Ruben Reddy Architects

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Bosjes Chapel in Western Cape, South Africa by Steyn Studio

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Article source: Steyn Studio 

The new chapel, set within a vineyard in South Africa, is designed by South-African born Coetzee Steyn of London based Steyn Studio. Its serene sculptural form emulates the silhouette of surrounding mountain ranges, paying tribute to the historic Cape Dutch gables dotting the rural landscapes of the Western Cape. Constructed from a slim concrete cast shell, the roof supports itself as each undulation dramatically falls to meet the ground. Where each wave of the roof structure rises to a peak, expanses of glazing adjoined centrally by a crucifix adorn the façade.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: Steyn Studio
  • Project: Bosjes Chapel
  • Location: Bosjes Farm, Witzenberg District, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Software used: Rhino, Revit, Autodesk Inventor
  • Project architect: TV3 Architects (South Africa)
  • Furniture Design: Liam Mooney Studio
  • Contractor: Longworth & Faul
  • Structural engineer: Henry Fagan & Partners
  • Mechanical & Electrical engineer: Solution Station
  • Quantity surveyor: De Leeuw
  • Planning consultant: Ron Brunings

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Cliff house / Flying container house in Johannesburg, South-Africa by Architecture for a change (pty)ltd

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Article source: Architecture for a change (pty)ltd 

The main idea was to create a lightweight, off the grid, and affordable house. The design philosophy relates to critical regionalism within architectural theory. The South-Africa residential design market is still stuck with conventional building methods that aren’t suitable for our environment (colonial building methods). We had to analyse our current solutions, available technology and where the future is heading before we could start designing this house.

Image Courtesy © Architecture for a change (pty)ltd

  • Architects: Architecture for a change (pty)ltd 
  • Project: Cliff house / Flying container house 
  • Location: Nortcliff, Johannesburg, South-Africa
  • Client: Mary Driscoll
  • Lead architect: Dirk Coetser
  • Engineer: Ancast
  • Budget: 1 400 000 ZAR / 100 000 USD
  • Internal area: 130sqm
  • External area: 80sqm
  • Completion Year: Early 2017

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GAIA Infrastructure Partners in Cape Town, South Africa by Inhouse Brand Architects

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Article source: Inhouse Brand Architects

Infrastructure investment company GAIA commissioned award-winning interior design firm Inhouse Brand Architects to create its new Cape Town office space. Following successful, large-scale projects for notable corporate companies, like Old Mutual, Santam, Sanlam and more, Inhouse was the clear choice based on demonstrated conceptualisation and implementation expertise spanning 15 years in the industry.

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

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Piza e Vino in Pretoria, South Africa by Inhouse Brand Architects

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Article source: Lauren Shantall (PTY) Ltd

Piza e Vino, an Italian pizzeria, falls under the Doppio Zero Group founded by entrepreneurial partners, Paul Christie and Miki Milovanovic. The duo wanted to reinvigorate the Piza e Vino brand by creating a restaurant interior that was in line with the company’s newly refined logo that emphasises the “handmade” aspect of the traditional pizzas for which Piza e Vino is known.

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

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Nettleton 199 in Clifton, South Africa by SAOTA

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Article source: SAOTA

  1.  What is the size and measurement undercover of the house, and the entire stand/property?

Entire building area – 1624m²

Undercover balconies – 136m²

Site – 940m²

  1. What existed before the land was purchased?

There was a small 60’s style house on the site with multiple floor level changes making it impossible to salvage.

Front elevation of the property from the ocean side, Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: Nettleton 199
  • Location: Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Greg Truen, Stefan Antoni, Teswill Sars
  • Interior Design: OKHA Interiors
  • Project Team: Jack Nieuwoudt
  • Completion Date: 2011

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House Vista in Johannesburg, South Africa by Gottsmann Architects

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: Gottsmann Architects  

Project Description

The contemporary home is located on a steep hill in Ebotse Golf Estate, Gauteng. Both the Site and the Client Brief called for a design which included extensive visual accessibility of the surrounding environment.

Gottsmann Architects utilised the Site’s steep gradient to design a home that would host predominant views toward the lake and golf course below. These wide panoramic views inspired the project name: House Vista.

Image Courtesy © Reinier Harmse

  • Architects: Gottsmann Architects
  • Project: House Vista
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Photography: Reinier Harmse
  • Lead Architects: Donovan Gottsmann
  • Building Contractor: Ecost Building Management (Pty) Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: H. Du Plessis Consulting
  • Construction Manager: Heinrich Lewandowsky
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 580 m²
  • Completion Year: 2013

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