Architecture Design of Private House

Description About The Project

Private house by Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design, located in in the center of the City Bowl’s curvature between Devil’s Peak and Signal Hill and offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding metropolitan area. Indeed, the house defined by its relationship to the landscape. In some instances, it reveals glimpses of the natural setting. While in others blurring the definition of interior and exterior spaces by opening up the interior spaces completely to the surroundings.

On the other hand, some of the challenges presented by the site were negotiating the slanted terrain leading from the lower cable car slopes into Table Mountain National Park with a coherent spatial flow and mediating environmental factors. While maximizing and framing the panoramic views of the city, bay and mountains beyond.

In addition to this, the massing of this three level building takes clues from the mountain slope. The base of the building (in natural stone and gabion walls) is seen as an extension of the rocky outcrops on the slopes. And is housing service areas, garaging, a staff apartment and a guest apartment. Besides, the base and stone walls terraced and elevate the natural slope to form a new landscape for the main house to occupy. The living areas are articulated as glazed “negative space” atop the stone base. But sheltered below the cantilevering and heavier volume of bedrooms above. This arrangement ensures a continuous visual and spatial connection from Table Mountain to Table Bay.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

Private House in South Africa by Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design
Private House in South Africa by Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design
Indeed, the relationship off this Private House to both its immediate and macro – scale landscapes is further given emphasis by placing the pool and undercover entertainment areas at the “back” or mountainside of the building. Thereby enhancing a sense of being enveloped in the mountain’s slopes and being offered some respite from the city’s energy.
Private House in South Africa by Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design
Private House in South Africa by Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design
The double height floor to ceiling glass door of this room in the Private House to get the views to the mountain and outside nature.
In addition to this, the material is mostly natural wood, creates the cozy spaces.
Private House in South Africa by Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design
Private House in South Africa by Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design
A large window set besides the staircase, brings the light and airy feeling to this Private House.
Private House in South Africa by Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design
Private House in South Africa by Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design
Private House in South Africa by Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design
Private House in South Africa by Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design

The Private House Gallery:

Text by the Architects: This home embraces the beautiful natural landscape provided by the slopes of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill.   Situated in the center of the City Bowl’s curvature between Devil’s Peak and Signal Hill, the building’s site offers expansive views of the city and the surrounding metropolitan area.

Photo credit: Adam Letch| Source: Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: Victoria Junction, Unit G4 (Gate 1, 57 Prestwich St, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
– Tel: +27 21 418 8111
– Email: [email protected]

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