the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. South Africa
  5. Metropole Architects

  6. 2017
  7. 6 Leadwood Loop / Metropole Architects


6 Leadwood Loop / Metropole Architects


  • 02:00 - 28 August, 2017
6 Leadwood Loop / Metropole Architects

6 Leadwood Loop / Metropole Architects
, © Grant Pitcher
© Grant Pitcher

© Grant Pitcher © Grant Pitcher © Grant Pitcher © Grant Pitcher + 60

  • Interior Design

    Ann Alderton Bespoke
Feng Shui Consultants: Albert Leroux and Michael Ruthven
  • Main Contractor

    Sygnatur Projects
  • Structural Engineers

    Young and Satharia
  • Kitchen, Vanities and built-in cupboards

    Ken Leiman
  • Timber Detailing

    Timber Trends

  • Landscape Implementation

    Lynch Frog Landscapes
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Grant Pitcher
© Grant Pitcher

Text description provided by the architects. The architecture of 6 Leadwood Loop was designed in accordance with Feng Shui principles. The square geometry of the floor plan is aligned with the cardinal axis. The shape, position and orientation of all the spaces and bodies of water were guided by Feng Shui protocols.

© Grant Pitcher
© Grant Pitcher

Characteristics like elemental roof forms with large eaves, overhanging upper storey, play of light and shade, screening, flow of spaces including an uninterupted indoor / outdoor flow and lush landscaping are all hallmarks of Tropical Modern architecture.

Section
Section

The house is a layered composition of individually expressed horizontal elements. The offshutter concrete and glass ground floor level is articulated from the timber clad first floor level by means of the cantilevered first floor plate, and the angled cantilevered ground floor terrace projects out over the timber and stone lower floor level. Subdivisions in the timber doors and windows reinforce the horizontal lines of the architecture. The building culminates in the bold form of the pyramid roof with a two metre overhang, splayed timber eaves brackets and T&G eaves closer.

© Grant Pitcher
© Grant Pitcher
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
© Grant Pitcher
© Grant Pitcher
1st Floor Plan
1st Floor Plan

The site offers exceptional panaramic sea views from the north east through to the south east. The rim flow swimming pool with a natural stone waterfall feature and sundeck have been placed on the north side of the house, enjoying warm sunlight throughout the day, but at the same time being significantly shielded from the prevailing winds coming off the ocean. An al fresco sitting area and shallow reflective pond adorn the east facing terrace, providing a tranquil area to linger and enjoy the natural splendour of the Indian Ocean.

© Grant Pitcher
© Grant Pitcher

The double volume space positioned centrally at the heart of the home acts as a hub that the other spaces radiate out from.

© Grant Pitcher
© Grant Pitcher

The large open plan main bedroom suite integrates a luxurious lounge and an open plan ensuite bathroom and dressing area into one seamless space. Expansive sliding doors and windows along the east and south edges of this space open up to take full advantage of the sea views.

© Grant Pitcher
© Grant Pitcher

View the complete gallery

About this office
Metropole Architects

Office
Cite: "6 Leadwood Loop / Metropole Architects
" 28 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/878540/6-leadwood-loop-metropole-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.