Feb 07, 2014
This week we will show you the beautiful House Boz in Pretoria, South Africa, a project by Nico van der Meulen Architects. This house is super elegant and cozy. The steel, concrete, glass and stone material choice is great and delivers a modern and unique space. The views and the amazing infinite pool are also super nice. Certainly a great place to live.
Description from the architects: The client requested a spacious and luxurious four bedroom steel, glass and concrete residence with an emphasis placed on the design of the living rooms. The vastness and natural setting of this site inspired a design resembling a bush lodge that responds to nature and its immediate surroundings. Translating this concept into a contemporary home was almost effortless thanks to the location, orientation and natural beauty of the site.
Make sure to check out Nico van der Meulen Architects website for further inspiring projects. See you next week :)
The architectural design communicates and reinforces the concept, as can be seen in the selection of materials used and the way the internal spaces relate to the outdoors. The choice of materials and finishes was limited to natural materials and earthy colours. Initially the site revealed itself as a mound of quartzite rock which was excavated and hand cut for the gabion landscape walls and the stone cladding used throughout the house. The striking square and rectangular rusted steel boxes are strategically positioned while the stone-clad walls extend the house into the landscape, creating integration between building and site.
We found this house at Contemporist.