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House in the Mountains in Cederberg , South Africa by Wolff Architects

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Article source: Wolff Architects

The site

The site for this house is on a farm deep in the Cederberg mountains in South Africa, a landscape dense with biodiversity of the Cape Floristic Region.

The setting for the house was determined by three factors, firstly a ‘bald’spot in the vegetation was selected (in consultation with botanists) to minimise the impact of the house on the flora.

Secondly, since the clients prefer to live outdoors as far as possible, “rooms”were found in the natural landscape which could accommodate outdoor cooking and eating, living and sleeping. The built part of the house facilitates living in the unbuilt part of the house.

Image Courtesy © Wolff Architects

Image Courtesy © Wolff Architects

  • Architects: Wolff Architects
  • Project: House in the Mountains
  • Location: Cederberg , South Africa


HILLSIDE in Stellenbosch, South Africa by GASS Architecture Studios

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Article source: GASS Architecture Studios

Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch and nestled between rolling vineyards, a koppie (small granite hill) and a river below, Hillside is simultaneously arresting and juxtaposed as fits flawlessly into its surroundings. You approach the house up a steep driveway meandering through the vineyards. The driveway and the forecourt are a modern interpretation of a traditional farmhouse. This is characterized overall by the planning of the house’s location but also more specifically by the gravel driveway, expansive forecourt, drive-in open garaging reminiscent of a barn and water feature evocative of an animal’s drinking trough. This modern drinking trough is then fed by a modernist architectural waterspout from the roof of the house.

Image Courtesy © Kate Del Fante Scott

Image Courtesy © Kate Del Fante Scott

  • Architects: GASS Architecture Studios 
  • Project: HILLSIDE
  • Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Photography: Kate Del Fante Scott
  • Main Contractor/ Builder: Christo Kaufmann of PR Homes
  • Quantity surveyors: QEAS Quantity Surveyors
  • Engineers: GOBA Consulting Engineers
  • Landscaping: Plant Culture
  • Joinery:  GASSNER
  • Doors and Windows: Status Aluminium
  • Timber floors: Oggie Flooring
  • Home Owners: Kay and Rupert and children: Alex, 23, Charlotte, 22 and Isobella, 8
  • Text by: Jean-Pierre de la Chaumette


Pearl Bay Residence in Yzerfontein, South Africa by Gavin Maddock Design Studio

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Article source: Gavin Maddock Design Studio

This pristine contemporary home is located on the west coast 90kms north of Cape Town – bordered by a nature reserve and adjoining the ocean, Gavin Maddock describes it as ‘a glorious site’.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: Gavin Maddock Design Studio
  • Project: Pearl Bay Residence
  • Location: Yzerfontein, West Coast, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Interior design: Gavin Maddock Design Studio
  • CONTRACTOR: McNeil Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Hulme & Associates
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Kantey & Templer
  • Land Surveyor: Neil Spencer & Associates


SPRECHER in Hangklip, South Africa by SAOTA

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Article source: SAOTA


The owner’s brief was to design a house inspired by its indigenous surroundings, which is part of the recently established Sea Farm Private Nature Reserve.

Image Courtesy ©   Stefan Antoni

Image Courtesy © Stefan Antoni

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: SPRECHER
  • Location: Hangklip, South Africa
  • Photography: Stefan Antoni
  • Interior Design: Antoni Associates – Mark Rielly
  • Project Year: 2006


ALOE RIDGE HOUSE in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa by Metropole Architects

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: Metropole Architects

Under the leafy canopy of an immense Albizia Tree nestles Aloe Ridge House, a 300sqm contemporary home in the Eden Rock Estate on Kwa Zulu Natal’s South Coast of South Africa.

Image Courtesy © Grant Pitcher

Image Courtesy © Grant Pitcher

  • Architects: Metropole Architects
  • Location: Eden Rock Estate, Pennington, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
  • Photography: Grant Pitcher
  • Design Architect: Nigel Tarboton
  • Project Architect: David Louis
  • Project Technician: Simon Wayne
  • Area: 300.0 m²
Image Courtesy © Grant Pitcher

Image Courtesy © Grant Pitcher

  • Year: 2014
  • Structural Engineers: DDR and Associates
  • Design Engineer: Pat Duffy
  • Project Engineer: Duran Rammanhor
  • Interior Designers: Dr. Gabriella Lachinger
  • Landscape Design & Implementation: Dr. Elsa Pooley
  • Main Contractor: IMB projects
  • Principal: Nic Moussouris
  • Project Manager: Nic Moussouris
  • Site Foreman: Ernest Ramekwa


Vame in Pearl Bay, Yzerfontein, South Africa by SAOTA

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Article source: SAOTA


# “The clients, a couple from New York wanted a holiday home in the Southern hemisphere for summer vacations. Aware of contemporary architectural trends, they requested a sculptured building with clean horizontal lines, large areas of glass and screens creating a space that is ‘open as well as private’. Their brief was a 2-bedroomed home with indoor / outdoor living spaces and a studio to be used in their photographic and film related occupations,” says Project Partner, Stefan Antoni.

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: Vame
  • Location: Pearl Bay, Yzerfontein, South Africa
  • Photography: SAOTA
  • Interior Decor: Client
  • Building Area:  828m2
  • Completion Date: 2006


AISJ New Aquatics Center in Johannesburg, South Africa by Flansburgh Architects

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source: Flansburgh Architects

Design Challenges:

The challenge was to create an economic covering for a state-of-the-art pool. Johannesburg sits on a plateau known as the “highveld,” 5,000 feet above sea level, with earth rich in iron ore, causing frequent lightning strikes. Although the climate is temperate, night-time temperatures can drop significantly.  The new pool was required to be both covered and heated.

Image Courtesy © Stephen O’Raw

  • Architects: Flansburgh Architects
  • Project: AISJ New Aquatics Center
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Photography: Stephen O’Raw
  • Architect of Record: GLH & Associates
  • Project Manager: J M Henrey& Associates
  • Structural Engineer: WSP Consulting Engineers
  • Landscape Architecture: Uys& White
  • Pool Equipment Specialist: Martin TeGroenMTG Consult
  • Quantity Surveyor: TMS Group
  • Completion Date: 2012
  • Construction Cost: $1,500,000
  • Cost/SF: $100/sf
  • Client: International Pre-K-12 Independent School
  • Project Role: Full architectural and interior design

House Boz in Pretoria, South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

House Boz situated on a hill within a secluded nature estate in Pretoria East was originally destined for a very different location on a hillside in Mafikeng.  Boasting 180 degree views of the whole of Pretoria, this monumentally elevated site close to a hectare in size, boldly exhibits the latest architectural masterpiece by Nico van der Meulen Architects.

Image Courtesy © Barend Roberts, David Ross

  • Architects: Nico van der Meulen Architects
  • Project: House Boz
  • Location: Pretoria, South Africa
  • Photography: Barend Roberts and David Ross
  • Designed by: Werner van der Meulen
  • Residence size: 777 m²

Melkbos in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, South Africa by SAOTA

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Article source: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

This family home, created by SAOTA -Stefan AntoniOlmesdahl Truen Architects is located approximately 30km from Cape Town along the idyllic but also extremely harsh West Coast.

The form and siting of the house is strongly orientated around views. On entering the house, the focus turns completely to the sea facing side of the home, which opens up and embraces the landscape of the West Coast.

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: Melkbos
  • Location: Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: SAOTA
  • Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl & Francois Geldenhuys
  • Interior Design: Client
  • Completion Date: 2001

Kloof151 in Cape Town, South Africa by SAOTA

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Article source: SAOTA

The client’s brief was for a family home with a guest and a ‘work-from-home’ wing spread over two levels. The home was not only to enjoy the dramatic views of the Clifton beaches, but also to engage with the natural fynbos on the slopes of Lion’s Head to the North.

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: Kloof151
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: SAOTA
  • Project Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Stefan Antoni & Johann van der Vyver
  • Interior Design: Mark Rielly & Ashleigh Gilmour
  • Completion Date: 2010
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