Contemporary, Open Plan FIRTH 114802 Home in Cape Town by Three14 Architects
Architects: Three14 Architects
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Area: 3,660 sqft / 340 sqm
Photo courtesy: Adam Letch
Intended for a youthful family in the rural zone of Rondebosch, Cape Town, this house sits on a lengthened site with perspectives towards Devil’s Peak and The Back Table, which is the south-eastern edge of the notable Table Mountain. The customer’s brief required a contemporary, open arrangement home that gives a casual way of life and exploits the site and its perspectives.
The resultant structure is an insignificant white box containing the room settlement on the first floor, drifting over the living spaces on the ground floor beneath. This crate was explained with key openings boosting perspectives and presentation to light, with a focal patio cut out contiguous the kitchen and lounge area to make a point of convergence. The skimming’s mass box is separated in the city façade with an emotional screen divider which makes an outside patio for the visitor wing of the house. The screen offers security from the road while permitting perspectives and light to saturate and is built from standard pre-thrown solid breeze squares reminiscent of a former period.
The open arrangement living spaces on the ground floor spill out onto the yard and patio toward the North, with the greenhouse and mountain perspectives toward the west. A hand chose tree was planted in the yard as a central component to give a shaded greenery enclosure territory that fills the neighboring spaces with dappled light. The tree goes about as a characteristic screen to the immediate north light and its shelter makes security for the first floor from neighbors.
The steel and timber stair join the two levels and touches base in an expansive open arrangement utility space on the first floor which isolates the visitor wing from the expert suite and keeps up associations with the patio and tree underneath. Course spaces were minimized and were all organized with outside perspectives on pivot.
A basic bed of materials permits space, light and volume to take inclination over beautifying completions and elaboration. The ground floor has a solid cleaned solid floor complete all through which obscures the limit in the middle of indoor and open air living profiting by the South African atmosphere. Upstairs, strong hardwood timber floorboards and normal limestone tiles make warmth and composition for the more private spaces of this home. Harsh off-shade solid components were utilized in the city limit and the patio façade highlighting the white box through textural contrast.
This light-filled home, finished on time and inside of spending plan, effectively deciphers the customers brief and is a precisely considered reaction to the climatic and relevant states of the site. The customer’s readiness for a striking theoretical outline has brought about an in number contemporary structure phenomenal to Rondebosch. This stylish difficulties the encompassing, conventional urban fabric and urges a new way to deal with private building design in this suburb.
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