Bold Contemporary Lines Defining New SAOTA Residence in South Africa: Head Road 1816

Bold Contemporary Lines Defining New SAOTA Residence in South Africa: Head Road 1816

Here is another project from the creative team at SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects, meant to meet your every expectation when it comes to leaving luxuriously. The Head Road 1816 project is a three-story contemporary residential project located in the Fresnaye neighborhood of Cape Town, South Africa. Especially developed for a young family, the massive house accommodates four bedrooms and offers a good example of indoor-outdoor connection.

According to SAOTA, “the language of the house reflects bold contemporary lines and extended planes, but the introduction of timber has softened and blurred this distinction. Screening elements ensuring privacy have become an integral component of the aesthetic. The juxtaposition of solid mass to large expanses of transparency is transitioned with semi-transparent slatted screens and shutters. The architectural language takes its cues from a Spanish approach to simple cubic volumes with punctured openings and planar walls that open up to create generous ocean views”. How would you comment on this new SAOTA project and on the architecture development in South Africa in general?

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