Engaging to a story that settles its imaginary universe on the Eastern shores of Atlantic, an enchanting residential project has been completed by SAOTA ( Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects). We have received on our email some inspiring materials regarding the project and we are more than thrilled to share with you our impressions. Victoria 73 is the name of SAOTA’s masterpiece characterised by an euphoric breathtaking view upon the crushing waves. The ocean’s proximity is definitely going to inspire whoever ends up visiting this spectacular house. Popular especially among the young couples, the embellished residential home in Cape Town proposes a seductive lifestyle, with an amazing wide terrace, for mystical nights embraced by the prevailing winds and for mornings filled with freshness.
The sweet sea eco trickles over the steep tapered shape house creating a tranquil atmosphere. The inside is offering a framed view upon what it seems to be the most interesting visual element: the ocean. Hardwood floors and sophisticated furniture confer to this image, greatness and comfort. The owners of Victoria 73 are not the type of owners that find satisfaction in regular interior design. It’s the exquisiteness and the care towards details that impresses the eye. It’s like a house ‘dressed to impress’. The light plays an important role, flooding the apartment and making it look more spacious. Simply stunning, isn’t it?
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.