Cape Town-based studio SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects completed the De Waterkant project in 2013.
The architects redesigned the interior of this duplex apartment located in the De Waterkant neighborhood in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa.
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De Waterkant by SAOTA:
“De Waterkant is a stylish location in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. In the day, it hosts great-hunting hipsters frequenting impossibly quaint eateries and in the evening it turns into the urbanites playground as vogue and ar2rk champion the nights.
This was the decidedly excellent place to develop a room like no other. A correct Stefan Antoni space the place luxury reigns and design is of the utmost relevance. Antoni Associates (AA) Interiors and OKHA Interiors ensured this tall order materialised.
Renowned for its modern take on African luxury, AA Interior’s distinctive style paired with the unique pieces developed by OKHA, set this apartment in a group of its own. Mark Rielly, spouse at Antoni Associates explained that the apartment “ combines modern living with substantial design”.
The rms needed to signify contemporary, urban Africa and Rielly mentioned that there is a robust emphasis on rhythm, geometric kinds and graphic factors. They wanted ar2rk and interiors that explored the avant gardist graphic of the interior architecture and launched colour. Adam Court, spouse at OKHA, played with a fusion of contemporary African graphic and colour to juxtapose the lean, monochromatic interior. “We wanted really restricted accessories and 1 major ar2rk, not wanting to overload the room or the senses,” Court noted. Urban residing comes with couple of but denite obstacles this kind of as area, demanding any aesthetic idealism as perform wants to meet kind.
Here, innovation meets correct goal as Court made multi-use and bespoke furnishings which can hide all the clutter accumulated in any home.
“We have also used every opportunity to maximise clever storage space with no compromising the design” commented Michele Rhoda, spouse at Antoni Associates. The tables supply storage, the bookshelves act as an installation ar2rk.
Furthermore, the furniture was customized made to t in the obtainable space, guaranteeing uidity and circulation.
To be aesthetically astute and edit a space does not suggest to say any expense was spared. Rielly mentioned that they infused the room with a sense of opulence by means of the clever use of luxurious nishes this kind of as the herringbone timber oor and the characteristic marble accents.
This clever use of room, art and style has transformed this penthouse into a sanctuary for city-slickers. “The interior needed to be a spot of calm and serenity, as a result much less is a lot more was the rule but even now permitting for personalized expression and individuality to have its place,” Court mentioned.”
Photographs courtesy of SAOTA
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