Bantry Bay 2

Architecture

Three14 Architects

Photographer

Adam Letch

Year

2016

Flooring

Vivaldi by Hakwood

Grade

Premier & Rustic

Width

180 mm

Finish

Oil

Stunning views

The home is located on a steep mountain side with stunning views of the Atlantic seaboard, says Fisher. We capitalized on those views with large glass facades, while strong, shielding walls on both flanks ensure maximum privacy from the adjacent houses.

Being on the Atlantic coast, Cape Town has a very abrasive climate, which is a nightmare for timber and steel. Hakwood is our go-to flooring product because of its stability and its hard-wearing quality.

Sian Fisher and Kim Benatar of Three14 Architects were asked to help a client find his new dream house. Realising the unique opportunities his current location offered, they persuaded him to let them re-design and rebuild the entire house, unlocking the full potential of the site.

Clifton 5

Architecture

Malan Vorster Architecture & Interior Design

Photographer

Adam Letch

Year

2015

Flooring

Forza by Hakwood

Grade

Rustic

Width

180 mm

Finish

Oil

Forza, from the Sierra Collection, includes a unique sawn face surface texture that is inspired by the original “kerf” marks left on freshly milled lumber in days gone by.

Forza’s characteristic depth of colour is a result of multiple fuming and oiling processes and is indicative of the complex treatment of the underlying French White Oak.

Walls and ceilings of off-shutter concrete are complemented by custom joinery in Oak and an assortment of beautiful hard finishes and soft furnishings.

The architects’ specification of wood flooring by Hakwood complimented a sophisticated palette of materials used throughout this contemporary villa on the Atlantic Seaboard.

Constantia 1

Architecture

Malan Vorster Architecture & Interior Design

Photographer

Adam Letch

Year

2016

Flooring

Flourish by Hakwood

Grade

Rustic

Width

180 mm

Finish

Oil

Malan Vorster selected only materials that would reflect the passage of time by weathering naturally. Columns, arms and rings are made from Corten steel plate, with the building envelope consisting of timber floor beams, western red cedar and glazing. Hand turned brass components accentuate the connection points between steel and timber. With time, the untreated materials will blend in beautifully with their environment, making the cabin a tree house in the truest sense of the word.

The owners of this tree-rich property commissioned the design of a cabin-like, one bedroomed hideaway resembling a tree house. Malan Vorster’s architects came up with a vertical ‘cleaning in the forest’ that is a tree house both in shape and in the materials used.

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