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
The building in question designed by Samuel Torres de Carvalho Arquitetura has its access made by two streets at different levels, the main access being through Rua do Corpo Santo and the secondary through Rua do Ferragial, which is at a height of 7 meters. This difference originates two semi-buried floors, below the ground of Rua do Corpo Santo. Photo credits: Alexander Bogorodskiy
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 renovation of an appartment is a project designed by Beri Estudio. “We carry out the renovation and design of this apartment located near the modern Palau de Congressos in Valencia, Spain. The whole house is projected in neutral tones, with some points of color in blue. Our customers love the aquarium. So we incorporated a fish tank integrated into the living room that gives design and color to the living room of the house. The living room, dining room and corridor occupy the same space, however wooden latticework was designed to differentiate the three spaces. On the other hand, the kitchen, being a small space, was chosen for smooth furniture and with push-pull handles. Finally, artificial lighting was used as an element of decoration that added warmth and comfort.”