The Reserve House / Metropole Architects

The Reserve House / Metropole Architects

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Dolphin Coast, South Africa
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  650
  • Photographs Photographs:  Grant Pitcher
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Audico, GT Alumnium, Timbertrends
  • Main Contractor:Greg Frizelle – Frizelle Contracting

  • Structural Engineers:Davies Lister-James Engineers
  • Timber Detailing:Timber Trends
  • Landscape Implementation:Tongaat Plants
  • Site Area:1741 sqm
  • City:Dolphin Coast
  • Country:South Africa
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Text description provided by the architects. With the site facilitating a wide ocean frontage, the design was able to respond with a "Wingspread" type architecture that appears to float over the indigenous dune vegetation, taking full advantage of the panoramic beach and sea views. 

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Plan 3
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The Reserve house is a fusion of Tropical Modern Architecture with a number of bold Futurist elements, including a 4.3m high angled offshutter concrete wall that penetrates through the entrance hall, a splayed "T" shaped feature concrete column that supports a significant cantilevered top storey, and upswept cantilever pools that project out towards the ocean, which all combine to evoke the impression of movement. 

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The vibrant and eclectic interior spaces exhibit a rich and high-energy fusion of Mid-Century Modern and Industrial design styles that complement the architecture.

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Cite: "The Reserve House / Metropole Architects" 14 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/792400/the-reserve-house-metropole-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
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