Kloof Road House

Kloof Road House from Nico van der Meulen Architects

By: Nico van der Meulen Architects  02-09-2017
Keywords: Interior Design, Architects, Architectural Services

Located at the foot of a nature reserve in Bedfordview, Johannesburg,Kloof Road House is the latest addition to Nico van der Meulen Architects' portfolio of work. The client's brief called for a family orientated home that makes provision for entertainment and views to the outdoors. This resulted in a 1100m² sculptural piece of architecture that is an extreme transformation from the previously modest single storey. With every room in the house opening outdoors, linking the home with its landscape, the principle of indoor/outdoor living is effectively executed. The new design by Werner van der Meulen is attached to the older one by means of decorative steel forms that wrap and frame, making this design a clear example of parasitic architecture. As you approach the home, you bear witness to the boldly designed monolithic boundary wall that sparks a sense of curiosity as to what is inside the premises. It is here that you are first introduced to the concept of the design, as the concrete cladded boundary wall has become a host to the blackened morphed steel that lingers overhead. Black steel sliding garage doors in front of the four new garages on top of the existing house create another solid barrier that contains the mystery of the house's design. http://www.nicovdmeulen.com/portfolio/kloof-road-house-3/

Keywords: Architects, Architectural Design, Architectural Services, Building Design, House Design, Interior Design

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