Location: Camps Bay, South Africa
Architect: Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Gross Floor Area: 684m2
Completion Date: 2007
Photographer: Wieland Gleich & Karl Beath
The owner's brief was to design a dramatic, memorable house. The house needed to suit his specific aesthetic considerations and have the flexibility.
Materials were selected by architects to create a calm and contemplative feeling. The pale colors reflect light in all spaces complementing the casual feel of the house.
Polished porcelain tiles were used throughout – large, light and seamless, ensuring uniformity between spaces.Moreover, it features the joinery – single tone and understated, with stylish square door “knobs” in bedrooms
as well as “Walnut” cladding to the cantilever tread with
rich contrasting color.
Clerestory frame-less glazing (skylights) replaced structure and framed views which might otherwise have been missed. Sandblasting of the full height glazing at the eastern boundary enabled the designers to maximize light to the linear passage and maintain views of the mountain peaks
whilst adhering to council's requirements and ensuring privacy of the neighboring property.The design is primarily in response to site and aspect and creates a dramatic space for enjoyable living – that is
always in fashion.
Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Section through Roof at Bedrooms (Below)
Section through Skylight at Pond (Above)
RESIDENTIAL SKIN & DETAILS