Located at the foot of a nature reserve in Bedfordview, Johannesburg,Kloof Road House is the latest project by Nico van der Meulen Architects. The client’s brief called for a family orientated home suitable for indoor/outdoor entertainment that maximizes the views to the north. The result is a 1100m² sculptural piece of architecture that is an extreme transformation from the previously modest single story.
Bay Harbor Islands Residence was designed in 2014 by One D+B Architecture. This project is an exploration of the modernist pavilion in an extreme maritime context. The site is a north-facing Biscayne Bay with distant views of the City Skyline to the west and the street to the south. The organization of the architectural program is used to create a passive solar response to the constraints of a challenging site and construction budget. The single level residence was designed in a minimalistic way, emphasizing long views and perspectives. The house combines simple cubic volumes, chained together in plan and section. Photos by Fabio Ventresca
House in Blair Atholl is one of the most recently completed projects by the highly acclaimed Nico van der Meulen Architects. This luxurious contemporary farmhouse is situated within a secluded golf estate located between Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa. Designed by Werner van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects, this double storey home boasts nearly 750 m² and is surrounded by serenity and tranquility.
Westcliff Pavilion is a project designed by GASS Architecture and is located in Johannesburg. The leafy suburb of Westcliff in Johannesburg is known for its majestic turn-of-the century mansions set within rolling acres of manicured gardens.
Designed by Baldasso Cortese, this clean and uncompromised project is a series of spaces that help the building utilise a small site. A palette of natural materials and large expanses of glass help the building “dissolve” into the garden. While all extraneous elements have been meticulously integrated into the building fabric to create simple and strong forms without compromising functionality. Photographer: Peter Clarke Photography.