Clifton 4

Architecture

Wynand Wilsenach Architects

Photographer

Johann Lourens

Year

2015

Flooring

Forza by Hakwood

Grade

Rustic 

Width

180 mm

Finish

Oil

The hardwood floors are complemented by granite tiles and brushed aluminium finishes, as well as hardwood decking in exterior applications.

A cool palette of contemporary grey tones together with soft colour accents was were used to add further ambiance.

The architects chose to specify Forza, from the Sierra Collection by Hakwood to floor public and private spaces in this Clifton residence.

Rondebosch 1

Architecture

Three14 Architects

Photographer

Adam Letch

Year

2014

Flooring

Tasmanian Oak

Grade

Select

Width

136 mm

Finish

Oil

The resultant form is a minimal white box containing the bedroom accommodation on the first floor, hovering over the living spaces on the ground floor below.

This box was articulated with strategic openings maximising views and exposure to light, with a central courtyard carved out adjacent to the kitchen and dining room to create a focal point.

The mass of the floating box is broken down on the street façade with a dramatic screen wall which creates an open-air terrace for the guest wing of the house. The screen offers privacy from the street while allowing views and light to permeate and is constructed from standard pre-cast concrete breeze blocks reminiscent of a bygone era.

Designed for a young family in the suburban area of Rondebosch, Cape Town, this house sits on an elongated site with views towards Devil’s Peak and The Back Table, which is the south-eastern edge of the iconic Table Mountain.

The client’s brief called for a contemporary, open-plan home that provides a relaxed lifestyle and takes advantage of the site and its views.

Clifton 1

Architecture

Three14 Architects

Photographer

Adam Letch

Year

2011

Flooring

Auber by Hakwood

Grade

Classical

Width

180 mm

Finish

Oil

The French White Oak floors with a proprietary colour and textural treatment by Dutch artisans, Hakwood, result in an internal canvas that references the nearby beach sand in the sunlight.

The buildings’ clean lines perfectly frame spectacular views of the beaches below.

The architects selected Auber, from the Sierra Collection by Hakwood to floor the majority of this Clifton residence.

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