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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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Podium at Menlyn in Pretoria, South Africa by Boogertman + Partners

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Article source: Boogertman + Partners

Podium at Menlyn has become the gateway to the Menlyn node, which is fast becoming an A-grade business hub. The success of the project can be attributed to the unbeatable combination of creative design talent, technical and project management expertise, the support of a dynamic interior department and a client who had complete faith.

Image Courtesy © Boogertman + Partners

Image Courtesy © Boogertman + Partners

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Kloof Road House in South Africa by NICO VAN DER MEULEN

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Article source: NICO VAN DER MEULEN 

Located at the foot of a nature reserve in Bedfordview, Johannesburg,Kloof Road House is the latest project by Nico van der Meulen Architects.  The client’s brief called for a family orientated home suitable for indoor/outdoor entertainment that maximizes the views to the north.   The result is a 1100m² sculptural piece of architecture that is an extreme transformation from the previously modest single story.

Image Courtesy © David Ross and Barend Roberts

Image Courtesy © David Ross and Barend Roberts

  • Architects: NICO VAN DER MEULEN 
  • Project: Kloof Road House
  • Location: Kloof, Town in South Africa
  • Photography: David Ross and Barend Roberts

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House in Blair Atholl, South Africa by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Article source: Nico Van Der Meulen Architects

The double volume entrance hall completely surrounded by glass, draws you in as it’s bordered by two double garages on either side. The symmetry of the timber wrapped garages highlights the transparency of the house as views of the garden captivate you even before you have entered. Enveloped in natural wood, the garage doors disappear into a timber wall paying tribute to Werner’s ability to transform the everyday ordinary into an extra ordinary design feature.

Image Courtesy © David Ross and Barend Roberts

Image Courtesy © David Ross and Barend Roberts

  • Architects: Nico Van Der Meulen Architects
  • Project: House in Blair Atholl
  • Location: Blair Atholl, Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Photography: David Ross and Barend Roberts, Jeanne-Claire Bischoff and Nico van der Meulen
  • Designed: Werner van der Meulen
  • Residence size: 750 m²

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OVD 919 in Cape Town, South Africa by SAOTA

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Article source: SAOTA 

Brief:

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.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: SAOTA 
  • Project: OVD 919
  • 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
  • Completion Date: 2014

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Winelands 190 in Stellenbosch, South Africa by Antoni Associates

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Article source: Antoni Associates

Having completed two separate projects for their children on the Pearl Valley Golf Estate, the owners planned to re-locate from Pretoria to the Cape and approached AA Interiors to design their new home at the De Zalze Winelands and Golf Estate. The Estate is located on the Eastern fringe of the Stellenbosch mountains and is one of South Africa’s premier golfing residential developments, situated among orchards and vineyards on the outskirts of the historic town of Stellenbosch.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: Antoni Associates
  • Project: Winelands 190
  • Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Mark Rielly, Jon Case, Clive Schulze
  • Interior Decor: Mark Rielly & Sarika Jacobs
  • Key Furniture Supplier: OKHA Interiors
  • Completion Date: 2014

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

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

Located within the leafy suburb of Atholl, Johannesburg, stands the latest contemporary stunner from Nico van der Meulen Architects.

Designed by the highly acclaimed Werner van der Meulen, House Sar encapsulates luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting.

The clients approached Nico van der Meulen Architects with a modest single storey pitched roof house. Limited views and access to the garden resulted in the rooms being dark, and thus the clients main request was to transform this house into a light-filled open plan contemporary home.  Ensuring that every room was naturally lit became the challenge for Werner van der Meulen, but one he proved could be done.

Image Courtesy © Barend Roberts and David Ross

Image Courtesy © Barend Roberts and David Ross

  • Architects: Nico van der Meulen Architects
  • Designed by: Werner van der Meulen
  • Project: House Sar
  • Location: Atholl, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Photography: Barend Roberts and David Ross

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