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South African Contemporary Arcitecture

Miska | Seychelles

This exclusive resort, spa and group of private residences, is situated on a dramatic peninsula on Mahe, the main island of Seychelles. The reception and leisure facilities form an amphitheater overlooking the sea edge. The restaurant building is inspired by the huge granite boulders strewn along the site.

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 First Crescent | Camps Bay

A minimalist home commanding a 270 degree view of Lions Head, Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. All living spaces have a great connection to the covered or uncovered terraces. The living spaces are highly transparent to take full advantage of the views. The architecture is notable for its use of cantilevers, linear arrangement and limited palette of materials.

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Voelklip│Hermanus

Narrow 14m site was engaged to its maximum to achieve a generous and spacious home arranged around a large garden and pool courtyard. Extensive concrete spans capture the expansive panoramic sea views. Interiors by Antoni Associates.

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Zilwa | Seychelles

Zilwa, creole for ‘islander’, is a 5 star luxury island resort and Marina situated on St Anne Island, Seychelles. Comprising 2 exclusive Hotels, Marina restaurant and retail facilities, Beach and Sports clubs, Hillside villas and Fractional units, this development exudes both elegant sensuality and understated chic, the ultimate in ’barefoot luxury’.

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Sow | Geneva

A contemporary residence and office / guest annex on Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Powerful sculptural forms and lines and the use of bold colours and sheer materials result in a taut composition. Interiors by Antoni Associates.

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 Popenguine | Senegal

The eco-village of Popenguine is an untouched baobab oasis and coastal gem in Senegal, a prime site for a luxury beach and nature resort with an emphasis on sustainability and integration with nature.  The dramatic arrival vista reveals a signature building emerging from the landscape. The villa suites nestle in the natural surroundings, each offering unique spa/resort ambiance within the privacy of your own suite.

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 Medburn 17 | Camps Bay

Cape African in feel, this house focuses around a great outdoor garden space, relaxation pavilion and magical views. Clean lines, punctured openings and a combination of double volume and intimate spaces.

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Cove 6 | Pezula Knysna
Inspired by its magnificent setting on the cliff edges of ‘The Cove’, a private estate within the Pezula Estate, this home allows one to experience the spectacular setting.  The tactile and warm quality of the materials- rough, honed stone and timber enhance the overall experience.
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Victoria 73 | Bantry Bay

A sleek contemporary seaside villa set on a spur of land between Bantry Bay and Clifton this house epitomises elegance, luxury and great outdoor living. Interiors by Antoni Associates.

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Just Who Is…. Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
He completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Cape Town in 1985 with a first class pass. In 1987 he set up the architectural practice Stefan Antoni Architects, which today is known as SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects).  SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects), is driven by the dynamic combination of Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl and Greg Truen who share a potent vision easily distinguished in their buildings and an innovative and dedicated approach to the execution of projects internationally, nationally and locally. The company has received numerous awards and commendations from some of the most respected institutions worldwide.

 

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Contemporary Architecture South Africa

The featured image here is 140 West Street Sandton.

Paragon Architects had a hand in delivering the Cape Town Stadium on time for the FIFA 2010 World Cup Soccer – Several firms were contracted to the project, with Paragon Architects focusing mainly on the design of the roof as part of POINT Architects and Urban Designers. Here is a look at some of Paragon’s other projects…

Located at the western edge of the bustling Sandton Central area, the glass and aluminium towers of 15 Alice Lane rise as statuesque architectural statements on the skyline of Johannesburg’s north-western suburbs. This 24,000 square meter double tower structure is the new office space of well-known legal firm Deneys Reitz. Set atop a six-storey basement the two towers rise 17 stories into the Johannesburg sky.

15 Alice Lane Towers – Sandton

15 Alice Lane Towers – Sandton

15 Alice Lane Towers – Sandton

15 Alice Lane Towers – Sandton

As a catalyst for a new office park along the fast developing stretch of highway between Pretoria and Johannesburg, the AFGRI head office building became a significant talking point during its construction. The developer wanted to raise the design bar in their extensive commercial portfolio and the tenant needed to shed an old-fashioned corporate image. Paragon was therefore approached to meet the needs of developer and tenant because of their established record of progressive architectural work.

AFGRI Head Office - Pretoria  

AFGRI Head Office – Pretoria

Set between a busy highway and low-key residential housing, careful consideration was given to how the building would occupy the site. It had to provide pleasing facades on both sides without jarring with the aesthetic of each area, which was solved with a transitional flowing, sculptural form. The ‘soft’ forms of the design distinguish the building from its hard, semi-industrial environment and balance the residential architectural elements.
AFGRI Head Office - Pretoria   

AFGRI Head Office – Pretoria

The design features strong references to Brazilian modernism, with two office pavilions joined by continuous concrete curves set at distinct angles. Shaded glass lines also permeate the facades, allowing for abundant natural light while shielding the interior from weather and noise. A second skin of aluminum louvers cover glass areas where the building is overexposed to the harsh African sun. The louvres edges form subtle wave-shaped patterns using simple techniques of laser cutting and structural offsets.

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Office space is elevated on a series of pilotis, separating it from the corporate lifestyle areas on the ground floor. Generous use of glass and light creates a spacious interior for a more comfortable work environment.  The building is wrapped in a broken ceramic tile facing or “azulejos quebrados”, popularised by other modernists such as Santiago Calavatra, which creates a defining architectural statement on the landscape of Centurion.

115 West Street – Alexander Forbes – Commercial Office – 36000sqm – Completion: October 2012.

115 West Street – Alexander Forbes – Commercial Office – 36000sqm – Completion: October 2012.

115 West Street – Alexander Forbes – Commercial Office – 36000sqm – Completion: October 2012.

115 West Street – Alexander Forbes – Commercial Office – 36000sqm – Completion: October 2012.

Corlett Drive – The Creative Council – Commercial Office – 4200sqm – Completion

Corlett Drive – The Creative Council – Commercial Office – 4200sqm – Completion: December 2012.

Corlett Drive – The Creative Council – Commercial Office – 4200sqm – Completion: December 2012.

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Paragon Architects is a dynamic and innovative architectural design business, based in Johannesburg / South Africa, and active since 1997. It is the originator of the Paragon Group of design businesses.

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