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Cove 3, South Africa : Knysna Property

Pezula Residence Western Cape – design by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

20 Mar 2012

Cove 3 House

Location: Knysna, Western Cape

Design: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

Cove 3 Knysna property
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Nestled in the cliff-top estate “The Cove” in Pezula, Knysna, this home was designed to be integrated into the topography & natural colour of the fynbos, maintaining a seamless connection with landscape and ocean.

Interiors by Antoni Associates.

Knysna Property

Situated in The Cove at Pezula Estate outside Knysna, on the West Coast of South Africa, this family home enjoys sea views to the East and South. The idea was to create a living space with a single roof element floating over it that responded to the slope of the site. The roof is set at a high level so that it is hidden from the living space, creating the illusion that one is surrounded by the landscape. A triangular cut-out in the roof connects one with the sky.

Knysna Property House in South Africa
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A solar analysis was done to eliminate direct sun from the building. A skylight hangs into the space to mitigate the scale of the double volume. Care was taken in selecting performance-glass that would minimise the impact of direct sun.

The choice of materials, off-shutter concrete, Rheinzink roofing, timber cladding, stone and exposed aggregate, allows the building to fade into the landscape as the material age. One enters at the upper level of the double volume looks towards the ocean. A grand stair draws one onto the living level which holds the Kitchen, Dining room and Living room. A spiral stair connects the Living level to a private lounge and the master bedroom on a mezzanine level. This spiral staircase drops through the floor to a lower level which houses a guest bedroom, home theatre and a living room. An L-shaped wing houses the two children’s bedrooms.

In keeping with a sustainable design approach, a huge underground cistern was created under the garden terrace to harvest rainwater, while a heat pump and water-based under floor heating system conserve energy.

Pezula House Pezula Property House in Pezula
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Cove 3 House – Building Information

Project Name: Cove 3
Location: The Cove, Pezula Estate, Knysna
Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Project Team: Greg Truen & Roxanne Kaye
Interior Design: ANTONI ASSOCIATES
Project Team: Mark Rielly, Chris Smit & Tavia Pharaoh
Completion Date: 2010

Photographs: Micky Hoyle COURTESY OF VISI www.visi.co.za

Cove 3 House images / information from SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

SAOTA Architects

Location: Pezula, Knysna, South Africa

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