This relaxed resort-style home and work environment, a short flight from Germany, blends into its surrounding bucolic landscape through its use of form and locally inspired materials. Designed by SAOTA, it reflects a contemporary take on Mallorca’s architecture. The client’s vision for Bora Headquarters was inspired by the airy light-filled spaces of SAOTA’s Cape Town projects that they had previously visited. Photography by Adam Letch.
This residence designed by SAOTA is a modern interpretation of St Tropez living. The contemporary, rectilinear, cubic design was carefully considered to blend in with the more traditional residences that are prevalent in the area.
Located in the leafy suburb of Higgovale, set below the iconic Table Mountain, House Invermark designed by SAOTA overlooks the city and harbour of Cape Town. Forty seven years after receiving a medal for excellence, House Invermark has been awarded a prestigious Commendation from the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA), in recognition of noteworthy contributions to architecture.
SAOTA’s first completed Los Angeles project, 900 Stradella, is on the market for $45 million (R595 million). Located in Bel Air, the 1393 square meter home provides 280 degree views from Hollywood Hills, Downtown LA to the Ocean. The five-bedroom house has nine bathrooms, a cinema, a gym and a wellness center with a sauna, steam room and indoor Jacuzzi.
“The clients approached SAOTA to design a family holiday home that responded to the site, especially the views. They wanted a relaxing, yet elegant home that would be comfortable when entertaining many guests whilst also feeling intimate and cosy when it’s only one or two of them in the house,” said director and project leader Phillippe Fouché. Other factors that drove the conceptual organisation of the building were the views, sunlight, prevailing wind direction and the zoning parameters.