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Voelklip / SAOTA

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Courtesy of SAOTA

Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects Location: Voelklip, Hermanus, South Africa Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Courtesy of SAOTA

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The gently sloping site presented the opportunity for a split-level living space allowing lounge, dining to be placed above the bedrooms on the ground level, all enjoying dramatic sea views. The double volume family room and kitchen form the heart of the home and form the connection between the sea facing accommodation and the internal sunny terraces, pool and garden. The main garden courtyard functions as a large wind free and sunny outdoor entertainment environment.

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Materials were selected to enhance the beach-house character of the building while at the same time adding touches of sophisticated detail: white cement screed floors to the public circulation areas; lime washed oak floors to the lounge, dining area and lower-ground floor bedrooms; off shutter concrete ceilings; and external timber decks and pergolas, cladding, screens and shutters providing security, privacy and protection.

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Cite:Jonathan Alarcon. "Voelklip / SAOTA" 14 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/271073/voelklip-saota/>