SAOTA, the South African based architecture and design firm has unveiled a stunning new home positioned on the mountain ridge below Lions Head in Cape Town, South Africa. With breathtaking 360 degree views of Robben Island to the North and Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles to the South, the building balances the need for views and the required privacy of the occupants.
“The architecture needed to focus on creating a contemporary, uncluttered and sculptural building,” said Tamaryn Fourie, senior associate and project team member.
The relatively steep site required the design team to adopt a sensitive approach to the project, with secondary spaces positioned at the lower levels with care taken to limit excavation. Strategically positioned penetrations within the landscape wall permit natural light and ventilation to the rooms beyond but glazing is set back and thereby concealed.