Residence Sed By Nico Van Der Meulen Architects


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Initially a single storey residence, the brief for the additions and alterations of this house named for the modernizing of the property and adding a second storey to increase the regions to far more than double its existing size.

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The Koi pond and water function at the entrance of the residence set a tone of tranquility for the effectively made open program double volume spaces. The staircase floats more than a pond that is heated in winter, was designed by Nico van der Meulen, employing the glass balustrades and the double volume window behind it as the structure, obviating the need for steel frames.

The notion of elongating and stretching the developing to its maximum length was inspired by the layout of the current program. Likened to an elastic band that is stretched, the concept resulted in lengthened facades that permitted maximum north sun and framing the views to the river and golf course.
The strategic use of frameless folding doors allowed for transparency on the 2 longest facades, creating a timeless, contemporary solution, whilst the outside koi pond supplies a cool breeze in summer season.

The open plan major suite has a fireplace and tv in the lounge region, It also has spectacular views from both the bedroom, lounge and bathroom which invite the sunlight in in the course of winter.
With a brilliant plan and style, merging the indoor and outside the property creates the illusion that one is outside even when indoors. The pyjama lounge overlooks the loved ones room, top to the kid’s suites.
The suspended bridges and a glass staircase contribute to the transparency and airiness of this design and style. A water based beneath-floor solar heating system was also installed all through the house.

All the interior style was done by M Square Life-style Style creating the really feel of a luxury yacht with wood, marble and glass. The fireplace in the main lounge was inset into back-lit onyx.
All furniture, lighting and interior décor was supplied by M Square Life style Necessities , utilizing pieces by internationally renowned designers such as Patricia Urquila and Tom Dixon.

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Architects Nico van der Meulen Architects
Place Johannesburg, South Africa

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