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Beachyhead in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa by SAOTA

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: SAOTA

“The clients approached SAOTA to design a family holiday home that responded to the site, especially the views. They wanted a relaxing, yet elegant home that would be comfortable when entertaining many guests whilst also feeling intimate and cosy when it’s only one or two of them in the house,” said director and project leader Phillippe Fouché.  Other factors that drove the conceptual organisation of the building were the views, sunlight, prevailing wind direction and the zoning parameters.

Entrance view from the road: A strong horizontality is articulated in the entrance canopy which is planted with indigenous shrubs cascading over the slab edge, Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

Entrance view from the road: A strong horizontality is articulated in the entrance canopy which is planted with indigenous shrubs cascading over the slab edge, Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: Beachyhead
  • Location: Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Project Leader: Phillippe Fouché
  • Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Greg Truen & Mias Claassens
  • Interior Design: Cécile & Boyd
  • Site Area: 1447m²
  • Building Area: 1176 m2
  • Completion Date: 2014

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House Camps Bay in Cape Town, South Africa by Babett Frehrking Architect

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Babett Frehrking Architect

The brief was to give an existing residential complex consisting of two units a new contemporary look and feel, create some additional quality space, improve the flow and convert a double garage into a new bachelor apartment.

Apartment 1: Four bedroom unit over three storeys + additional study

By replacing an old timber deck with a deep concrete balcony stretching from one side of the building to the other.covered by a concrete roof of the same size the open outdoor space is now usable in any weather condition and incorporates it visually and spatially into the living area with any easy flow between in and outside.

Image Courtesy © 4otomo

Image Courtesy © 4otomo

 

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Luxurious Sea-facing Apartment in Cape Town, South Africa by Inhouse Brand Architects

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: Inhouse Brand Architects

Award-winning interior design firm, Inhouse Brand Architects, recently completed the luxurious refurbishment of an Atlantic seaboard apartment on Cape Town’s exclusive Clifton Beach. This dazzling revamp converted an outdated three-bedroom residence into a sleek dream home for a trendy couple – and their two precious pets!

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

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Concrete House in Johannesburg, South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

From the inception of this project; the client brief, existing house and contextual setting were all factors to consider carefully before pursuing the extensive alteration and additions to a modest hillside house. From concept to documentation and ultimately implementation, the project was guided by this clear understanding.

Image Courtesy © Nico van der Meulen Architects

Image Courtesy © Nico van der Meulen Architects

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Anura Vineyards’ Event Venue in Cape Winelands, South Africa by Inhouse Brand Architects

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: Inhouse Brand Architects

Anura Vineyards, a breathtaking South African wine farm situated in the Cape Winelands, has revealed spankingly modern interiors for its new events venue. Nestled between the towns of Paarl and Stellenbosch, this venue provides more than just idyllic surroundings and award-winning wines – it offers a contemporary design direction in a landscape usually associated with traditional architecture.

Inhouse Brand Architects

Inhouse Brand Architects

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Wild Clover Breweries in Stellenbosch, South Africa by Inhouse Brand Architects

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Article source: Inhouse Brand Architects

Wild Clover Breweries in Stellenbosch is sporting a newly designed restaurant, brewery and deli that perfectly match the taste and charm of the brand’s celebrated home-brewed beer. The design displays a heady contemporary aesthetic that cohesively ties the restaurant, brewery and deli areas together while also reflecting the brewery’s personality: stylish, yet accessible; sophisticated, but fun.

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

  • Architects: Inhouse Brand Architects
  • Project: Wild Clover Breweries
  • Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Software used: Sketch up and AutoCAD

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Durban Skytree in South Africa by Tiago do Vale Architects

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects

Though architecture has always been about dealing with complexity and contradiction -recalling Venturi- 21st century architecture will deal with a very specific set of challenges of growing prominence: how to provide economic housing while increasing density; how to rejuvenate mono-functional city centers in the face of real estate speculation; how to build affordably with sustainability; how to construct bigger with a smaller CO² footprint.

Located in Durban, South Africa, the Skytree proposal tries to give an answer to these points while creating a landmark that relates both to city and landscape scales but equally integrates smoothly into the neighborhood’s scale and life.

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
  • Project: Durban Skytree
  • Location: Durban, South Africa
  • Project Team: Tiago do Vale, Esra Arslam, Hugo Quintela
  • Organization: Design Build Research / Food and Agriculture
  • Construction Area: 14 000 m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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Open Door Restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa by INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: INHOUSE

The long-awaited Open Door restaurant at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate has finally launched to the delight of diners in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs and beyond. Introducing some of the contemporary edginess for which they are well known, local restaurateurs Neil Grant and Barry Engelbrecht have transformed the space formerly occupied by The River Café – situated at the entrance to the estate – into an exciting destination dining spot.

Image Courtesy © INHOUSE

Image Courtesy © INHOUSE

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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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OVD 919 – NEW HOUSE in Cape Town, South Africa by SAOTA

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Article source: SAOTA 

The Brief was to create a spectacular home which encapsulated the expansive 360 degree mountain and sea views.  Though views out were paramount this needed to be carefully balanced with the required privacy from within.  The living areas were to be open plan – enhancing everyday life.  “The architecture needed focus on creating a contemporary, uncluttered and sculptural building,” said Tamaryn Fourie, senior associate and project team member.

The site is excellently positioned on the mountain ridge below Lions Head with views of Robben Island to the North and Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles to the South.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: OVD 919 – NEW HOUSE
  • Location: Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Tamaryn Fourie & Joe Schützer-Weissmann
  • Interior Designer: Studio Parkington Design Consult
  • Site Area: 2879m²
  • Built Area: 979m²
  • Completion Date: 2014

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