SAOTA | 南非Kloof 145山景住宅
这座由南非工作室SAOTA设计的新住宅位于克利夫顿（Kifof Road），沿着狮头山（Lion’s Head）的西坡蜿蜒而行，位于风力密集的克利夫顿（Clifton）郊区。
Accessed from Kloof Road, which winds along the western slopes of Lion’s Head, this new residence designed by South Africa-based studio SAOTA rises in the wind-protected suburb of Clifton.
The first aspect of the project that required addressing was the steep slope that would have to be excavated to accommodate the structure. The home was conceived as an arrangement of staggered blocks that rise along the side of the mountain, with the upper, private levels becoming appropriately shielded from both visibility and street-level noise.
“The conceptual approach to the design was to reinstate the qualities of a natural landscape,” says architect Phillippe Fouché of South African architectural firm SAOTA, who lead the project. The lower part of the building, an independent apartment, is then expressed as ‘a heavy stone plinth’, its gabion-walled exterior and cocooning interior of dark-stained oak and off shutter concrete reflecting the strata of the mountainside out of which they emerge. On top of this is a transitional space that is expressed as a green terrace and braai area. All levels of the house are connected via a sculptural timber staircase, like a folded ribbon that, gradually lightens in tone as it rises.
The concrete ceiling of this level, shuttered with rough-sawn planks, championing its raw texture. This emphasis on natural materiality can also be seen in the wooden floors and timber-clad scullery in this space.
The uppermost level, the master bedroom, sits above the tree-tops and as such the materials – white marble, pale timber – and use of skylights express a feeling of air and openness while fold-away glass walls welcome in the full expanse of the view.
园林绿化：Franchesca Watson Garden Designer
摄影：Adam Letch & Micky Hoyle