Kloof 151 project is a 3 storey building with parking envisioned and implemented by SAOTA in Cape Town, South Africa. The enormous entrance to the basement allows direct sunlight and a pleasantly warm entrance to the home. On the ground floor, the primary front room enjoys an ideal position overlooking Clifton. The vast majority of the living levels – including the open plan kitchen – open onto the big well covered terraces to the West or North facing the mountain slope and Lion’s Head.The acute heat and glare of the setting sun is addressed by the cantilevering balconies, extended irregular and striking hardwood screens and motorized vertical fabric blinds. These devices consisting of the performance glazing cause an all year round cool interior. The floor floor is bisected by a double volume to enhance the spatial experience and create a dialogue with the double volume stairwell towards the rear. The primary floor of the home accommodates 4 en-suite bedrooms, a gym and a studio space. To attenuate the effect of glare experienced on the house, the finishes palette is rich and in deep colors. Bedrooms are generally lighter and contemporary with accents of classic pieces of furniture and a fresh fabric selection that create tranquil spaces. [Photos and data provided via e-mail by SAOTA]
ANTONI ASSOCIATES’, the internal Design and Décor division of the long-lasting architectural firm SAOTA, latest project combines elegance and sophistication in a beachfront property located along one of the vital pristine white beaches of Cape Town, South Africa. The Client’s brief was to renovate a ground floor double level apartment in a newly constructed luxury complex. The apartment is entered at the lower ground floor where a proper entrance lobby was created by screening off the open plan kitchen. Here the designers introduced a screen wall with an enlarged portal window to create a view into the apartment.
Despite reducing the scale of the prevailing double volume a number of this was retained within the entrance hall that is enclosed by frameless glass. a brand new sleek white contemporary kitchen was integrated and flows into the formal dining and lounge area. A classy fireplace was placed within the formal living area and overall, there’s a simplicity and purity of form with a basic palette of black and white. An eclectic mixture of bespoke furniture and the situation of the Clients’ selection of South African art and sculpture gives the internal a curated experience. [Photos and data provided via e-mail by ANTONI ASSOCIATES]
Discretion and style are the primary characteristics subtly promoted by the POD boutique Hotel, an opulent accommodation unit completed in 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. Envisioned by Greg WrightArchitects, the project is conveniently positioned in order that all its 15 rooms have extensive views over one or two of the next landmarks: Camps Bay Beach, Table Mountain, Lions Head or the 12 Apostles.
Some of the features of the design language used to individualize the POD hotel are listed by the architects: “the 2-storey high privacy fins at the penthouse suites, the doorway screen and have wall that’s composed of scaffold planks recycled from the building site itself, the organic shaped bar with its cantilevered ice wells, the tensioned stainless-steel screen within the stairwell that stretches between 4 vertical floors after which the timber alcoves that hold the beds and bathing areas“. Each room is defined by an open space layout, with a colour palette deriving from materials equivalent to slate, timber and granite. Appreciate the result?