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Nico van der Meulen Architects | House Boz

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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.

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Mooikloof by Nico van der Meulen Architects 17The 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.

Mooikloof by Nico van der Meulen Architects15The 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.

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Mooikloof by Nico van der Meulen Architects07M Square Lifestyle Design strategically linked spaces through their use of various natural materials in the interior spaces. The design exposes the truth of the materials by using them in their purest form such as incorporating in situ-concrete, quartzite cladding and rusted mild steel in the design.

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Mooikloof by Nico van der Meulen Architects 20M Square Lifestyle Necessities enhanced the interior space with pieces that blend with the natural materials and earthy colours featured in the home amongst others Molteni & C, Horm, Fantoni, Fontana Arte, Tom Dixon and Foscarini.

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Mooikloof by Nico van der Meulen Architects 7The house won the Lafarge Award for the best architectural use of decorative concrete in South Africa 2013, as well as the overall award for the best concrete work for 2013.

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Location: Mooikloof Heights, Pretoria, South Africa
Firm: Nico van der Meulen Architects
Designed by: Werner van der Meulen
Project: House Boz
Residence size: 777 m²
Photographs by: Barend Roberts and David Ross
 
 
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