Camps Bay House / Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Style
Text description offered by the architects. This home in Camp’s Bay is characterised by a steep slope from avenue amount to the Atlantic Ocean in the west with solar glare, has a backdrop from Lion’s Head to The Twelve Apostles, publicity to harsh South-Jap winds.
The setting up responds to the streetscape with two tales. The setting up is set back from the street in purchase to protect existing experienced trees, which are part of the recognized backyard garden and act as focal details. Building mass is expressed in simplified sturdy types and pure geometric styles, and vertically organized in a tripartite stacking diagram:
- A all-natural stone plinth grows out of the web site slope and connects with the lower backyard. It accommodates the guest suite, loved ones bedrooms, tv lounge and lined patio.
- The center degree engages with the street entrance and is the social nucleus of the dwelling. Sliding doors make it possible for out of doors and indoor residing spaces to blend. The elevation previously mentioned the slope of the site affords sea and Twelve Apostle sights. An enjoyment terrace with timber pergola is projected into the perspective.
- A first-ground hovering cube two fronts are open up to views possibly facet, and two sides predominantly saved sound to manage privateness from neighbours. It is a container for the parent’s zone bed room and non-public lounge (with sea views), and study and bathroom-dressing suite (with views of Lion’s Head).
An atrium is carved out of the two prime ranges and organises the progression of areas. The expertise of light-weight together the route plays an significant role a curved light scoop roof demonstrates southern light into the atrium, making certain a bright inside.
Climatic manage and privacy are delivered with a pivoting adjustable screen on the street facet, sliding shutters to regulate western exposure, and pergolas to supply shade. Setting up mass is organized to shelter the inner and external spaces from the South Easter. Shutter detailing, with splays slash into the timber, explored the patterned filtering of light as a design and style prospect.