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Architects: SAOTA and OKHA Interiors Location: Cape Town, South Africa Photos: Adam Letch Description:
The customers wished to keep the inside as incline and engaged as could be allowed and the determination of furniture and lighting is both realistic and solid.
The completions and specifying have been precisely considered to accomplish a coordinated and outwardly easy entirety. The outside of the building is clad in powder-covered aluminum which brought about an extremely powerful and exact surface completion. Inside, a much hotter look was accomplished by utilizing walnut timber. Dark marble and glass were coordinated into the outline as accents.
As this is primarily a summer holiday home, we placed as much emphasis on comfort and functionality outdoors as we did inside. As such, the interior and exterior are perfectly balanced, creating a harmonious transition from indoors to outdoors.
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The rear summer garden provides for al fresco dining against the mountain backdrop, and at the front of the villa there is generous exterior lounge seating by the rim flow pool for soaking up both the sun and mesmerizing views.
The clients wished to keep the interior as lean and focused as possible and the selection of furniture and lighting is both graphic and strong.”
Throughout the interior, the owners appreciation of local art and artefacts is evident by the diverse collection of sculpture and artisanal products, bringing intrigue and individuality to this incredible Villa.
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“The clients, a British couple living in Cape Town, requested a six-bedroom, seven-level home that makes the most of the site, the views and the mountain. The lower levels of the existing structure were totally remodelled while the upper level was demolished to allow for two new levels.
“Inspiration was drawn from the mountain and dark colours were used on the facade, allowing the building to visually recede into the mountain instead of being an obtrusive construction,” says Greg Truen, Project Partner. The site enjoys spectacular views, both of the sea and Lions Head and these views and the impact of the sun were key informants contributing to the overall design.
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The finishes and detailing have been very carefully considered to achieve an integrated and visually effortless whole. The exterior of the building is clad in powder-coated aluminium which resulted in a very robust and precise surface finish. Internally, a much warmer look was achieved by using walnut timber. Black marble & glass were integrated into the design as accents.
The customers, a British couple living in Cape Town, asked for a six-room, seven-level home that benefits as much as possible from the site, the perspectives and the mountain. The lower levels of the current structure were completely rebuilt while the upper level was destroyed to take into consideration two new levels.
“Motivation was drawn from the mountain and dull hues were utilized on the veneer, permitting the building to outwardly subside into the mountain as opposed to being a prominent development,” says Greg Truen, Project Partner. The site appreciates stupendous perspectives, both of the and Lions Head and these perspectives and the effect of the sun were key witnesses adding to the general outline.
The home is peppered with unusual design ‘delights’. The circular entrance area, clad in walnut timber, is one of the main features of the house. The space is amplified by a fascinating lighting installation of backlit slumped glass, that renders an “other-worldly” effect. An elegant floating timber staircase employs hanging stainless steel rods for a refreshing take on a balustrade. Others include the walnut-clad kitchen box, the granite-clad rim-flow pool and the sculptural cantilevered carbon fibre bar.
The owners of this extraordinary Cape Town villa, which is nestled against the mountains and perched above the Atlantic coastline, are lavish entertainers. The vast double volume, open plan living and entertainment area combines and coordinates a relaxed bar area, a luxurious informal lounge and an elevated, more formal seating area defined by a darker, moodier palette.
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The clients wished to keep the interior as lean and focused as possible and the selection of furniture and lighting is both graphic and strong.
The sun being both a defining and also harsh influence on the property inspired the choice of screens, shutters and louvres that give the lower levels its distinctive gravitas. The living room can open up onto the west and the east completely, giving it the feeling of an open pavilion.
The sun being both a characterizing furthermore cruel impact on the property enlivened the decision of screens, shades and louvers that give the lower levels its unmistakable gravitas. The front room can open up onto the west and the east totally, giving it the sentiment an open structure.
Cape Town-based studio SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects has designed the Nettleton 198 residence in collaboration with interior design studio OKHA Interiors.
This eight story contemporary house is located next to Nettleton 195 and Nettleton 199, two other projects designed by SAOTA in Clifton, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa.
Text description provided by the architects. The clients, a British couple living in Cape Town, requested a six-bedroom, seven-level home that makes the most of the site, the views and the mountain. The lower levels of the existing structure were totally remodelled while the upper level was demolished to allow for two new levels.
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The house is peppered with surprising configuration ‘delights’. The round passage region, clad in walnut timber, is one of the principle components of the house. The space is opened up by an intriguing lighting establishment of illuminated drooped glass, that renders an “other-common” impact. A rich coasting timber staircase utilizes hanging stainless steel poles for an invigorating tackle a balustrade. Others incorporate the walnut-clad kitchen box, the rock clad edge stream pool and the sculptural cantilevered carbon fiber bar.