Waterkant Townhouse / GSQUARED

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Ciudad del Cabo, South Africa
  • Architects: GSQUARED
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3939 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Niel Vosloo
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Acor, Alpino Kitchens, Dado, Fibbonaci Stone, Meir, Mier, Still
  • Lead Architects: Renato Graca, Francois Du Plessis
© Niel Vosloo

Text description provided by the architects. Inspiration was drawn from the context and city living. The needs for privacy but still capturing the views to the city, harbour and mountain.

© Niel Vosloo

The street edge was treated with a hard concrete structure to provide privacy to the owners. Carefully punctured openings on the street façade allowed for natural light and ventilation. The large window on the street edge was screened using a bespoke custom made metal screen, which filters the afternoon sun.

© Niel Vosloo

The use of contrasting colours like black, white and natural timber kept the interior simple and minimalistic, which allowed the space to feel light and bright. This colour pallet was used both externally and internally.

© Niel Vosloo

Metal and timber with smooth plastered surfaces contrasts as the day changes and the sun shines on the façade. Strong geometric forms are used as a medium to render shadows on the building and filter light into the spaces.

© Niel Vosloo
Floor Plan
© Niel Vosloo

The bespoke floating metal stair allows for vertical circulation that is light and unobstructed. A custom made steel screen filters the afternoon sun and provides privacy from the street and the neighbours. Feature track and spotlights were used to highlight architectural and interior features throughout the building.

© Niel Vosloo

 A metal spiral stair connects the living with the entertainment roof terrace which captures 360’ views of the city, harbour and mountain. Two luxury high end town houses which maximized the use of space and vertical living within strong geometric forms within the city centre.

© Niel Vosloo

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Cite: "Waterkant Townhouse / GSQUARED" [Residência Waterkant / GSQUARED] 29 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/910459/waterkant-townhouse-gsquared> ISSN 0719-8884

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