In the Russian Capital of Moscow, this contemporary home, set among the pine woods on an island in the Moskva River, introduces a revolutionary outward-looking approach to the city’s architectural tradition. Designed by SAOTA, a South African architecture studio known for advancing the possibilities of 20th-century modernism, this home represents the tradition of the terrace, with its emphasis on an outdoor orientation, but in a context and climatic condition vastly different from the origin of the type. Photography by Sergey Ananiev.
Horizon Villa is a project designed by SAOTA and interior by ARRCC. Overlooking the Atlantic Seaboard in Bantry Bay, Horizon Villa boasts the perfect balance between luxury and comfort. The property had an existing house, which totally under-utilized the site’s fantastic characteristics. Photography by Adam Letch.
OKHA created statement pieces for new luxury safari lodge, Cheetah Plains, which is set in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. They worked in close collaboration with ARRCC (the architects and interior designers) and architect, Stefan Antoni of SAOTA. Photography by Photo: Adam Letch.
South Villa is a five-story penthouse in the award-winning Clifton Terraces apartments on Victoria Road, Cape Town. Its elevated position on the iconic Lion’s Head takes in extravagant ocean views and local landmarks such as Table Mountain and Clifton’s pristine beaches.
The terraced form of the building is designed by SAOTA. Deep overhangs and a restrained natural palette of materials blend into the beautiful natural surroundings while landscaped terraces on each level ensure that the building will settle even more effectively into its environment over time. The building mimics the existing contours of the site, sensitively ensuring that the views from neighbouring sites were unaffected or even improved. The interior décor and interior architecture, by ARRCC and OKHA, has stylistic connections to the style moderne movement of the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 30s. Photography by Adam Letch, Niel Vosloo.
This family home and office on the banks of Lake Geneva, with architecture by SAOTA and interiors by ARRCC, was designed for a successful Senegalese businessman based in Switzerland. The home draws on the owner’s heritage to advance an emerging African‐inspired aesthetic in its sculptural form, materiality, and textural quality. Photography by Adam Letch, Stefan Antoni.
Cheetah Plains, a new luxury Game Lodge designed by ARRCC with décor by OKHA in the Sabi Sand South Africa, has been longlisted for the prestigious 2019 Dezeen Awards in the Hotel and Short Stay category.
Exchanging big-city living for a more serene lifestyle, a young family opted for the private golf estate of Pearl Valley as its new home. On the outskirts of Paarl – a 30-minute drive from Cape Town – this home affords the couple and their children a style of living where the outdoor environment is a continual reminder of their expansive surrounds. Through the vision of interior architect Jon Case of design studio ARRCC, the living spaces were carefully conceived to produce a home epitomising casual luxury. Photography by Adam Letch
“Tucked away in a leafy suburb in Cape Town stands a statement-making home – not only for the modern, glass-fronted architecture but more so for it’s vibrant interiors. For local design studio ARRCC, who executed the project, it was the homeowner’s affinity for colour – and a multitude of materials – that informed the creative journey. ‘By working with the homeowner’s wide and varied art collection we were able to create spaces that allow for a dynamic dialogue between the artworks and furnishings,’ says ARRCC director Mark Rielly. Photography by Greg Cox.
Located along Cape Town’s mountainside this striking, rectilinear home was designed by renowned local architecture firm SAOTA. Complementing this terraced home, the ARRCC-designed interiors champions a trove of gem‐like materials and custom furniture that pull together the client’s brief for ultimate comfort within high‐functioning entertainment zones. Natural finishes, such as warm woods and burnished metals, offer the perfect foil to the kaleidoscopic use of tone – the result is a space brimming with design synergy and style savvy. Project Photographer: Greg Cox
White House is a project designed by ARRCC located in a luxury residential estate in Cape Town’s Constantia Valley, this home exudes self‐assured sophistication through a minimalist approach. The initial architecture conceptualised by Vivid Architects was refined and developed by leading South African Architecture firm SAOTA. Photography by James Silverman