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Paper cuts by Eiko Ojala, a renowned illustrator and graphic... crss

Nettleton 198 by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA) have completed the Nettleton 198 house in Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa. . . . Description from the architects The clients, a British couple living in Cape Town, requested a six-bedroom, seven-level home that makes the most of the site, the views and the mountain. The lower levels of the existing structure were totally remodelled while the upper level was demolished to allow for two new levels. "Inspiration was drawn from the mountain and dark colours were used on the facade, allowing the building to visually recede into the mountain instead of being an obtrusive construction," says Greg Truen, Project Partner. The site enjoys spectacular views, both of the sea and Lions Head and these views and the impact of the sun were key informants contributing to the overall design. The sun being both a defining and also harsh influence on the property inspired the choice of screens, shutters and louvres that give the lower levels it