Boya House is a project designed by maarch* in 2016 and is located in Boya, WA on a granite outcrop of the scarp, this small project is a restrained piece of contemporary design, a steel and glass box.
This SAOTA designed family home is positioned below Lion’s Head; with views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, the city of Cape Town and the mountains of the Boland and the winelands in the distance, the architecture is shaped to take in as much of the surrounding as is possible. The strongest gesture is the inverted pyramid roof which creates a clerestory window around the upper level. It allows the building to open up, capturing views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head that would otherwise have been lost. This has also opened up views of the sky bringing the sun and moon into the home, heightening the connection to nature and its cycles.
This house designed by Ramon Esteve is located in Alboraya,a village near Valencia the border area between the urban grid and a great extension of a vegetable and tiger nut garden. It has a wide variety of vegetables and also a tiger nut garden, which are used to make a unique Valencian drink, similar to a milkshake.
Forever House is a project designed by Wallflower Architecture + Design. “Our clients wanted to build their dream house; a house that would be their definitive family home. It had to have an urban presence while having an open yet secure exterior space with sufficient privacy from the street. With a no expense to be spared mandate, the architect was given a large wish-list that included a 6-car garage and a 25m long pool.” Photographs Marc Tey Photography