Architectural Showcase for Residential Developments
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.
As a project, this house appears to be like any other up-market home. An elegant contemporary aesthetic with high-quality earthy finishes belies the high-tech systems and materials within its walls.
This article could have been titled in a few other ways; Making Beautiful with ugly Things, More Architecture with Lesser Material, Rubbing up the Heritage Committee the Wrong Way, Not your Everyday Family Home or even, The (I)Legitimate Lovechild of Hillbrow and Westcliff, but since this blog focuses on the material qualities of the built environment, The Last Glass Box and its constituent tectonic qualities, seems not only more appropriate, but also hints at both something lost, see the new...
The site is positioned on the ridge below Lions Head with 270° views of the Atlantic Ocean, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles beyond. It is an extreme corner site – a compact wedge of steep, predominately south-facing hillside with exposure to prevailing winds and its longest boundary on a busy road. Careful analysis of all site conditions largely informed the design.
A novel website allows visitors to take a step-by-step guided tour through a physical home using only a cell phone, tablet or desktop computer.
Located within the leafy suburb of Atholl, Johannesburg, stands the latest contemporary stunner from Nico van der Meulen Architects. Designed by the highly acclaimed Werner van der Meulen, House Sar encapsulates luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting.
The site is positioned at Shelley Point on the West Coast Peninsula Uniquely for the West Coast, the site faces East over the bay looking towards the mountains behind the small Swartland town of Aurora.
The leafy suburb of Westcliff in Johannesburg is known for its majestic turn-of-the century mansions set within rolling acres of manicured gardens.
The additions, alterations and renovations of House Mosi required the architects to create a single-storey home with an urban feel to substitute the 1950’s feel of the original design, converting it into a timeless modern house, with a layout suited to a contemporary lifestyle.
Mellet & Human Architects received Awards of Excellence and Merit from the South African Institute of Architects for the design of this house situated in the established suburb of Groenkloof, Pretoria