Beautiful Houses: Aboo Makhado in Limpopo
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 14:29
I have been doing the Beautiful Houses post for a while now, and I am also a big fan of architecture. And although I browse architecture related sites looking for inspiring houses, every single day I get impressed with new architectural master pieces.
Today we will show you amazing Aboo Makhado in Limpopo, South Africa, a project by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects. This house is breathtaking. The place is really elegant and modern. The open spaces, high ceilings, materials and glass create a exquisite environment. Definitely a great place to live ;)Description from the architects:
The brief was to redesign the clients house and transform the look of the existing visually unattractive face brick house with vaulted roofs, small windows to something stunning and modern. The client also requested a new guest bedroom on first floor, to open up the living areas, and redesign the bedroom section which had an ‘old school’ style long dark passage. Extensive use was made of steel in varied forms, and large expanse of opening glass and double volume areas, to allow as much natural light in as possible, with sun control to allow sun into the house only in winter as well as a lightweight, well insulated structure that cools down fast in the evening, thereby enhancing the feeling of space while creating natural cooling through the use of water features and the pool. Werner ‘opened up’ the existing living rooms, created double volume spaces. The completely separate bedroom wing of the house was opened up to include vast expanses of glass and is accessed by an existing bridge over the existing swimming pool which had glass bricks making it very hot, so it was opened up by fitting glass sliding doors both sides to create cross draught ventilation at all times, and encased in steel horizontal shutters for sun control.
Check out Nico Van Der Meulen Architects website for further inspiring projects.