Detached Houses

The Reserve House / Metropole Architects

  • Architect:Metropole Architects
  • Location:Zimbali Coastal Forest Estate, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
  • Area:Site Area: 1741sqm, Bulk of house: 650sqm

The Reserve House 

The Reserve House – Description of Metropole Architects.

With the site facilitating a wide ocean frontage, the design was able to respond with a “Wingspread” type architecture that appears to float over the indigenous dune vegetation, taking full advantage of the panoramic beach and sea views.

© Grant Pitcher

The Reserve house is a fusion of Tropical Modern Architecture with a number of bold Futurist elements, including a 4.3m high angled offshutter concrete wall that penetrates through the entrance hall, a splayed “T” shaped feature concrete column that supports a significant cantilevered top storey, and upswept cantilever pools that project out towards the ocean, which all combine to evoke the impression of movement.

© Grant Pitcher

The vibrant and eclectic interior spaces exhibit a rich and high-energy fusion of Mid-Century Modern and Industrial design styles that complement the architecture.

© Grant Pitcher

MORE CREDITS – Main Contractor: Greg Frizelle – Frizelle Contracting. Structural Engineers: Davies Lister-James Engineers. Timber Detailing: Timber Trends. Landscape Implementation: Tongaat Plants.


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