FIRTH 114802 / Three14 Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Adam Letch+ 23 Share photographs:  Adam LetchPhotographs:  Adam LetchSave this picture!© Adam LetchRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. Designed for a young family in the suburban area of Rondebosch, Cape Town, this house sits on an elongated site with views towards Devil’s Peak and The Back Table, which is the south-eastern edge of the iconic Table Mountain. The client’s brief called for a contemporary, open plan home that provides a relaxed lifestyle and takes advantage of the site and its views.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe resultant form is a minimal white box containing the bedroom accommodation on the first floor, hovering over the living spaces on the ground floorbelow. This box was articulated with strategic openings maximising views and exposure to light, with a central courtyard carved out adjacent to the kitchen and dining room to create a focal point. The mass of the floating box is broken down on the street façade with a dramatic screen wall which creates an open-air terrace for the guest wing of the house. The screen offers privacy from the street while allowing views and light to permeate and is constructed from standard pre-cast concrete breeze blocks reminiscent of a bygone era.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe open plan living spaces on the ground floor spill out onto the courtyard and terrace to the North, with the garden and mountain views to the west. A hand selected tree was planted in the courtyard as a focal element to provide a shaded garden area that fills the adjacent spaces with dappled light. The tree acts as a natural screen to the direct north light and its canopy creates privacy for the first floor from neighbours.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe steel and timber stair connects the two levels and arrives in a large open plan utility space on the first floor which separates the guest wing from the master suite and maintains connections to the courtyard and tree below. Circulation spaces were minimised and were all arranged with external views on axis.Save this picture!© Adam LetchA simple pallet of materials allows space, light and volume to take preference over decorative finishes and elaboration. The ground floor has a monolithic polished concrete floor finish throughout which blurs the threshold between indoor and outdoor living capitalising on the South African climate. Upstairs, solid hardwood timber floorboards and natural limestone tiles create warmth and texture for the more intimate spaces of this home. Rough off-shutter concrete elements were used on the street boundary and the courtyard façade accentuating the white box through textural contrast.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThis light-filled home, completed on time and within budget, successfully translates the clients brief and is a carefully considered response to the climatic and contextual conditions of the site. The client’s willingness for a bold conceptual design has resulted in a strong contemporary form uncommon to Rondebosch. This aesthetic challenges the surrounding, traditional urban fabric and encourages a fresh approach to residential architecture in this suburb.Save this picture!© Adam LetchProject gallerySee allShow lessJabuticaba House / Raffo ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsUDM Student Awarded “WIA Emerging Professional Inspiration Award” for Community Outr…Architecture News Share “COPY” Area:  340 m² Area:  340 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses FIRTH 114802 / Three14 ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFIRTH 114802 / Three14 Architects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/590960/firth-114802-three14-architects Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Year:  South Africa Projects 2014 Year:  Architects: Three14 Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeThree14 ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCape TownHousesSouth AfricaPublished on January 26, 2015Cite: “FIRTH 114802 / Three14 Architects” 26 Jan 2015. 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