Personal Home / Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Style and design
Text description presented by the architects. This residence embraces the wonderful pure landscape presented by the slopes of Desk Mountain, Lion’s Head and Sign Hill. Located in the heart of the Town Bowl’s curvature in between Devil’s Peak and Signal Hill, the building’s web-site presents expansive sights of the town and the surrounding metropolitan space.
Some of the troubles introduced by the site were being negotiating the slanted terrain leading from the decreased cable car or truck slopes into Table Mountain Nationwide Park with a coherent spatial circulation and mediating environmental variables although maximizing and framing the panoramic views of the metropolis, bay and mountains over and above.
The developing is defined by its partnership to the landscape in some occasions, revealing glimpses of the organic location even though in others blurring the definition of interior and exterior spaces by opening up the inside spaces absolutely to the environment.
The massing of this a few stage creating can take clues from the mountain slope. The foundation of the constructing (in natural stone and gabion partitions) is observed as an extension of the rocky outcrops on the slopes, and is housing provider parts, garaging, a workers condominium and a guest condominium. The base and stone partitions are terraced and elevate the all-natural slope to type a new landscape for the most important property to occupy. The dwelling places are articulated as glazed “negative space” atop the stone base, but sheltered under the cantilevering and heavier volume of bedrooms earlier mentioned. This arrangement ensures a constant visual and spatial link from Table Mountain to Desk Bay. A double volume kitchen area at the mountain aspect of the household enables conversation in between the much more personal areas (such as analyze, television area and bedrooms over) and the living spot down below.
The romantic relationship of the home to each its instant and macro-scale landscapes is even further presented emphasis by putting the pool and undercover amusement places at the “back” or mountainside of the making thereby maximizing a feeling of remaining enveloped in the mountain’s slopes and currently being presented some respite from the city’s power.