With a powerful give attention to offering built-in skilled companies which embody grasp planning, structure, inside structure, building supervision and inside design – Malan Vorster Structure has lengthy curated an distinctive listing of award-worthy areas. Of their innumerable architectural masterpieces, the Tree Home Constantia in Cape City, South Africa is certainly one in every of their most notable.
Commissioned to design a small up to date home to enrich the present assortment of buildings – spatially organised round a contemporary interpretation of the Cape Werf, the Tree Home Constantia is situated in a small clearing amongst forest-like gardens. Following the vertical stature of the encircling forest, Malan Vorster Structure has maximised views from the best portion of the location, while drawing inspiration from the timber cabins of Horace Gifford and Kengo Kuma’s notions of working with the void or in-between house.
Via using Louis Kahn’s mastery of pure kind and the detailing ethic of Carlo Scarpa, Malan Vorster Structure underwent a technique of geometric restraint and handcrafted manufacturing which explores the pure geometry of a sq., with both sides divided into three modules and the place two of those modules decide the diameter of a circle on every of the 4 sides of the sq. – leading to a pinwheel plan structure.
Whereas the sq. pertains to the North/South web site geometry, every circle represents an ode to the location’s natural and pure environment, and is centred by a sequence of columns and round rings, which help the ground beams above, and are linked by branch-like arms, such that every ring circumscribes a half-round house ancillary to the primary sq. residing house on that degree. Showcasing residing house on degree one, a bed room on degree two and a roof deck on the third, the Tree Home Constantia is characterised by pure geometries and distinctive facilities together with, a non-public ground-level plant room, a patio, eating alcove and stairway on degree one, a rest room on the bed room degree and a built-in seat on the roof deck degree.
Full with an air of transparency, and slenderness, the metal bushes help timber flooring beams, facade glazing and a western pink cedar constructing envelope, while the connections between metal and timber are expressed by way of hand-turned brass parts. Boasting the incorporation of 100% untreated materials, the Tree Home Constantia is predicted to specific the passing of time as its design parts climate naturally with the encircling bushes.