SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects sent us photos of Cove 6 project, a modern day residence located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The owner’s short was to design and style a home inspired by its indigenous fynbos surroundings, which is portion of the recently established The Cove, a Private Estate, with the Pezula Golf Estate as backdrop. The website, positioned on an exposed cliff edge overlooking a rocky peninsula, is perched above a dramatic seascape with spectacular views. Wonderful care has been taken to market the organic attributes of the web site with the use of components to complement the organic colour pallet and textures of the web site to supply the least influence each during construction and right after completion.
The method has as a result been a pavilion that blends with and does not overpower nature with a cohesive architectural character where it comes to scale, proportion and the articulation of the constructing kind. It is airy, yet firmly anchored into the landscape by implies of heavy stone clad walls. Cantilevered structures such as the pool and elevated timber decks where allowed to protrude beyond the creating lines and demarcated destructive zone to enable indigenous planting to develop below.
The open plan linear composition of the interior spaces allows views from every space. To take advantage of the sea and surrounding golf course views and to supply protection from the intense Cape Coastal climate, the living spaces were created with South West/North East orientations, resulting in an open flowing space with both uninterrupted sea facing terraces and protected courtyards. This makes it possible for the residence to ‘live’ on both sides with the primary living spaces forming the hyperlink amongst inside and outdoors.The essential to this retreat is its simplicity in terms of the partnership between spaces. Its floor program is structured, sparse and uncluttered. [Photos and info received by means of e-mail by SAOTA]
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