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La Lucia / SAOTA

  • 01:00 - 6 June, 2012
La Lucia / SAOTA
La Lucia / SAOTA, © Karl Beath
© Karl Beath

© Karl Beath © Karl Beath © Karl Beath © Karl Beath +20

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  • Architects

    SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project Team

    Mark Rielly, Ashleigh Gilmour, Staci Kinnes, Mark Rielly, Ashleigh Gilmour, Staci Kinnes
  • Project Year

    2011
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From the architect. The brief called for a relaxed family holiday beach house on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The building has been sensitively designed to gently nestle between protected milkwood trees, in an area that has strict environmental controls. 

© Karl Beath
© Karl Beath

A sense of arrival is enhanced by an austere entrance flanked by two of the milkwood trees. The cinematic panorama is only revealed as one enters the double-volume hallway. The ceilings are clad with aligned timber slats which draw the eye to the seascape ahead.

© Karl Beath
© Karl Beath

The ground level can be enjoyed as one continuous space or arranged into more individual and private spaces. All the spaces open up either onto the sea facing pool deck or to the afternoon sun lit garden on the West. The four sea-facing bedrooms are located on the upper level and open onto private individual terraces.

The East sea-facing façade is ‘wrapped’ with a series of bronzed anodised aluminium sliding screens that cocoon the structure entirely or in part. The screens, inspired by the milkwood trees, create the home’s signature.

© Karl Beath
© Karl Beath

The Interiors by Antoni Associates express simplicity and restraint while making the home comfortable and cosy. Sand-coloured polished concrete floors, bleached timber, natural leathers and grey linens, are anchored by soft neutrals and countered with touches of charcoal, teal and azure.

© Karl Beath
© Karl Beath
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Mark Bullivant · June 20, 2012

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Als · June 14, 2012

Nice work separating inside/out. Strong image, nice colors.

Nicholas Patten · June 09, 2012
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Patric@Dalply · June 07, 2012

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Ebanistería Arenas · June 07, 2012

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