Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Award-winning architectural firm Nico van der Meulen Architects designed the House Boz, a modern home with spacious and luxurious interiors located in Mooikloof Heights, Pretoria, South Africa.

Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects2 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects3 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects4 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects5 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects6 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects7 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects8 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects9 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects10 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects11 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects12 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects13 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects14 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects15 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects16 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects17 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects18 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects19 Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects20

Description by Nico van der Meulen Architects:

The client requested a spacious and luxurious four bedroom steel, glass and concrete residence with an emphasis placed on the design of the living rooms.

The vastness and natural setting of this site inspired a design resembling a bush lodge that responds to nature and its immediate surroundings. Translating this concept into a contemporary home was almost effortless thanks to the location, orientation and natural beauty of the site. The architectural design communicates and reinforces the concept, as can be seen in the selection of materials used and the way the internal spaces relate to the outdoors. The choice of materials and finishes was limited to natural materials and earthy colours. Initially the site revealed itself as a mound of quartzite rock which was excavated and hand cut for the gabion landscape walls and the stone cladding used throughout the house. The striking square and rectangular rusted steel boxes are strategically positioned while the stone-clad walls extend the house into the landscape, creating  integration between building and site.

M Square Lifestyle Design strategically linked spaces through their use of various natural materials in the interior spaces. The design exposes the truth of the materials by using them in their purest form such as incorporating in situ-concrete, quartzite cladding and rusted mild steel in the design.

M Square Lifestyle Necessities enhanced the interior space with pieces that blend with the natural materials and earthy colours featured in the home amongst others Molteni & C, Horm, Fantoni, Fontana Arte, Tom Dixon and Foscarini.

The house won the Lafarge Award for the best architectural use of decorative concrete in South Africa 2013, as well as the overall award for the best concrete work for 2013.

Spacious and Luxurious House Boz in South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects21

[via nicovdmeulen]

 

Leave a reply