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Armadillo Crèche in Johannesburg, South Africa by Cornell University Sustainable Design

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Article source: Cornell University Sustainable Design

Armadillo Crèche is the design for an early childhood development (ECD) center in Johannesburg, South Africa. It accommodates 80 children and houses a teacher-training center. Standing on an elevated site, the ECD center is a beacon for education.

Image courtesy Cornell University Sustainable Design 

De Wet 34 in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, by SAOTA

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: SAOTA 

The site is positioned in the heart of Bantry Bay in Cape Town, on the slopes of Lion’s Head overlooking the bay. The brief was to create a home with all the spectacle of an Atlantic Seaboard showpiece but also to respond to the practical needs of family life and to create a feeling of sanctuary.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch, SAOTA 

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: De Wet 34
  • Location: Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: SAOTA & Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Bobby Hugill, Duke Williams
  • Interior Design: OKHA Interiors
  • Completion Date: 2012

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

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

This residence in a leafy Johannesburg suburb was designed by Nico van der Meulen, founder of Nico van der Meulen Architects in 1986, on a 2000sq.m sub-division and completed in 1987 for his family, but also to use as his studio, as at that time he just started his own practice and decided to work from his home.

Image Courtesy Nico van der Meulen Architects

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Cove 6 in Knysna, South Africa by SAOTA

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Article source: SAOTA

The owner’s brief was to design a house inspired by its indigenous fynbos surroundings. The site forms part of The Cove, a private estate in Knysna, and is perched on an exposed cliff with spectacular views. The owners wanted a house with seamless indoor-outdoor living for summer holiday retreats. The house had to take maximum advantage of the spectacular views and surrounding landscape.

Image Courtesy SAOTA 

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: Cove 6
  • Location: The Cove, Pezula Estate, Knysna, South Africa
  • Photography: SAOTA
  • Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Greg Truen & Johann van der Merwe
  • Interior Design: Client
  • Completion Date: 2006

St Leon 10 in Cape Town, South Africa by SAOTA

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Article source: SAOTA

This home was designed for a family with 2 young sons who wanted a house which simultaneously created spaces for casual intimate family occasions or large get-togethers. The site allows for unprecedented views towards the 12 Apostle Mountains, Clifton Beaches and Robben Island. The building is cut into the slope with approximately 50% of its rear face below the natural ground level. The upper level floats over the essentially glazed South West facing first floor and this exaggerates the height of the building relative to the adjacent ground level.

Image Courtesy SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: St Leon 10
  • Location: Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Project Team: Stefan Antoni & Philip Olmesdahl, Mark Rielly  
  • Interior Decor: ANTONI ASSOCIATES 
  • Completion Date: 2006

The Constantia Kloof in Johannesburg, South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

Following the trend of making alterations to and revamping existing houses, the owners of this home enlisted the expertise of Nico van der Meulen Architects for a modern upgrade. “They liked the current trend in our work towards a mix of steel construction and concrete framing,” explains Nico van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects.

Image Courtesy © Barend Roberts and Victoria Pilcher 

  • Architects: Nico van der Meulen Architects
  • Project: The Constantia Kloof
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Photography: Barend Roberts and Victoria Pilcher
  • Software used: Revit

Plett 6541+2 in Garden Route, South Africa by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Article source: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

The clients requested a 6-bedroomed family home with understated elegance and quiet grandeur, indoor / outdoor living spaces and uninterrupted views, with a ”lived-in beach-house” feel.

Image Courtesy SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: Plett 6541+2
  • Location: The Robberg, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa
  • Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl & Bobby Hugill
  • Interior Design: Daniela Priebatsch & Emi Cavalieri
  • Completion Date: 2010
  • Photographs: SAOTA

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

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

This is a Johannesburg home, located on a suburban golf estate, in Africa. The home’s visual success is due to its perfectly balanced application of earthy textures against high-gloss finishes, and raw material against refined elements.

“The brief”, says Rudolph van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects, “was to create a stylish family home with ecologically sound design that maximized indoor-outdoor living to take full advantage of Johannesburg’s legendary eight-month summer”.

Image Courtesy Nico van der Meulen Architects

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Silverhurst in Cape Town, South Africa by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects; VIVID

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Article source: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

VIVID Architects prepared the initial concept design for this home, a contemporary reboot of the more classical architectural styles. SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and ANTONI ASSOCIATES were then appointed to refine & develop the design and oversee the project to completion.  The facade is Georgian inspired but the modern aspect of the look is driven by a dynamic of recessed and projecting panels and cubes that create courtyards and terraces that articulate and add interest to what is a highly organised shell. The interiors, by ANTONI ASSOCIATES, are equally sculpted.

Image Courtesy Wieland Gleich & SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects with VIVID
  • Project: Silverhurst
  • Location: Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa
  • SAOTA Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl & Gina Leinberger
  • Interior Design: ANTONI ASSOCIATES
  • Project Team: Mark Rielly & Tavia Pharaoh
  • Completion Date: 2008
  • Photographs: Wieland Gleich & SAOTA

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

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

House Mosi was commissioned to Nico van der Meulen Architects with an explicit plan: the final product had to match the owner specifications. All in all, the architects had to create a single-storey home with an urban feel to substitute the 1950’s feel of the old house and convert it into a timeless modern space with a unique flow.

Image Courtesy Nico van der Meulen Architects

  • Architects: Nico van der Meulen Architects
  • Project: House Mosi
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Building area: 731m2
  • Main material: Masonry
  • Category: Residential
  • Software used: Revit

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