Nettleton 198 / SAOTA

first_imgArchDaily Houses Save this picture!© Adam Letch+ 24 Share Photographs:  Adam LetchText 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.Save this picture!© Adam Letch“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.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe 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.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe 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.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe 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.Save this picture!CorteThe clients wished to keep the interior as lean and focused as possible and the selection of furniture and lighting is both graphic and strong. Project gallerySee allShow lessThink Space: Past Forward Call for PapersArticlesOMA’s Reinier de Graaf talks Megalopoli(tic)sArticles Share Projects Nettleton 198 / SAOTA Nettleton 198 / SAOTASave this projectSaveNettleton 198 / SAOTA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/259661/nettleton-198-saota Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesCiudad del CaboSouth AfricaPublished on August 03, 2012Cite: “Nettleton 198 / SAOTA” 02 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/259661/nettleton-198-saota Clipboard “COPY” Photographs CopyHouses•Ciudad del Cabo, South Africa 2011 Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project South Africa Year: last_img read more