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Clifton 2A


A flexible contemporary family residence on a spectacular but challenging site. “The owners brief was to design a flexible contemporary family residence. The site was spectacular requiring a design that could respond to a challenging slopped corner site and its aspects” says Thaabe Ramabina of SAOTA. The site is positioned on the ridge below Lions […]


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109 Hatfield Summer Season Façade


Out with the old, in with the new! 109 Hatfield Street is situated in Gardens near the vibrant City Bowl in Cape Town, South Africa, and is surrounded by iconic landmarks like Table Mountain, Lions Head and Parliament. We were an active participant in the World Design Capital 2014 as Cape Town thrived on showcasing […]


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Silver Bay


The site is positioned at Shelley Point on the West Coast Peninsula Uniquely for the West Coast, the site faces East over the bay looking towards the mountains behind the small Swartland town of Aurora. The design is largely formed by three contextual conditions. The first is the elevated entrance which placed the living spaces […]


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Cove 3


The primary idea driving the design was to create a single living space with a single roof element floating over it that responded to the slope of the site. The roof is set at a sufficiently high level so that it is out of one’s line of sight from the living space, creating the illusion […]


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Sprecher


Brief The owner’s brief was to design a house inspired by its indigenous surroundings, which is part of the recently established Sea Farm Private Nature Reserve. Site The site, located on a rocky peninsula is perched above a dramatic seascape with spectacular views of the surrounding Hangklip Mountain. The area is home to indigenous fynbos […]


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De Wet 34


The site is positioned in the heart of Bantry Bay in Cape Town, on the slopes of Lion’s Head overlooking the bay. The brief was to create a home with all the spectacle of an Atlantic Seaboard showpiece but also to respond to the practical needs of family life and to create a feeling of […]


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Head Road 1815


The clients, a young couple, wanted a dynamic and striking home, primarily for themselves, with guest accommodation separated from their own living areas. The property views towards the north and west over Fresnaye as well as at the rear of the site. The site falls very steeply and due to the high elevation of the road […]


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Nettleton 195


“Our client purchased the site, once we had completed an initial Design Concept for the previous property owner. Our client loved the design, and the visual direction the home was going, and accordingly shaped his brief around the design he saw,” says Philip Olmesdahl, Project Partner. Whilst the site is fairly small at 874.7m2 it […]


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D Sow


Situated on a cliffside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Villa Sow in Dakar, Senegal was completed in 2011, with SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects, the Architects and ANTONI ASSOCIATES doing the Interior Decor. The house was designed for a Senegalese businessman and his family. Site Built on the site of an old World War […]


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