The brief to the architects was to create a holiday home for two friends who could visit alone, or together. The brief therefore called for a separate wing for each client and a main living area that would function as an entertainment venue, in addition to being functional and an appealing, multi-purpose living space.
The architects recap on the execution of these prerequisites: ‘The two bedroom wings on the upper level are the result of this need to establish two separate master and guest suites and exist to the left and right of the main entrance’s double volume.
‘The entrance therefore forms an axis connecting mountain vistas to ocean views, while giving access to the two wings as the arrival point into the house. Adjacent is the main dining entertainment space, which opens up onto the pool deck. This is a key area, a focal point that immediately sets the scene for various types of entertainment at different times of the day, from relaxation at the pool to alfresco dining with friends and family.’
The architects add that one of the key elements of the brief was to create an outdoor area that would be usable on a year-round basis. An important climatic consideration in summer is the south-east wind that needed to be effectively screened and this was achieved by placing the bulk of the building between the pool deck and the wind’s direction.
July/August 2012 Issue
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