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SAOTA's kloof house in cape town is capped with an inverted pyramid roof

SAOTA OVER CAPE TOWN

 

outside cape town, south africa, SAOTA realizes its ‘kloof house.’ the contemporary dwelling is perched along one of the most prominent roads outside the city. the design, with its sweeping full-height windows and strategic cuts, aims to frame the views of the city with views of lion’s head and table mountain to the side and back of the property.

SAOTA kloof house
images by adam letch & micky hoyle | video by tatjana meirelles penfold

 

 

THE KLOOF HOUSE

 

the SAOTA-designed kloof house is strategically built to exist in dialogue with the landscape surrounding cape town. rather than an enclosed architectural object, the structure is conceived as a ‘hat’ which shelters a formalized landscape. with the orientation of the house, the south african architects are informed by a heightened awareness of the movements of the sun and the moon emphasizes a sense of connection to nature and its cycles.

SAOTA kloof house

 

 

the inverted pyramid roof

 

upon the completion of the kloof house, SAOTA unveils a short film exploring the idea of the indoors and outdoors coexisting. the video highlights the sweeping views across the city and landscape, along with the structure’s striking inverted pyramid roof. the design of the roof integrates clerestory windows that draw in views of the mountains and the sky that otherwise would have been lost.

SAOTA kloof house SAOTA's kloof house in cape town is capped with an inverted pyramid roof SAOTA's kloof house in cape town is capped with an inverted pyramid roof

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SAOTA's kloof house in cape town is capped with an inverted pyramid roof

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SAOTA’s kloof house in cape town is capped with an inverted pyramid roof
 
SAOTA’s kloof house in cape town is capped with an inverted pyramid roof
 
SAOTA’s kloof house in cape town is capped with an inverted pyramid roof
 
SAOTA’s kloof house in cape town is capped with an inverted pyramid roof
 

project info:

 

project title: kloof house

architecture: SAOTA

location: cape town, south africa

interior designers: ARRCC

project team: greg truen, michael wentworth, dov goldring, jaco botha & puja patel
collaborators: structural engineers: moroff & kühne consulting engineers
quantity surveyor: SBDS quantity surveyors
main contractor: gossow & harding construction pty (ltd)
interior décor: OKHA
landscaping: franchesca watson garden designer
photography: adam letch & micky hoyle

video direction and production: tatjana meirelles penfold

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