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House Duk by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Nico van der Meulen Architects have designed House Duk, located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Project description The clients brief was for a spacious home that expressed its appreciation for outdoor living. An open plan and practical house that lived out onto the garden was of utmost importance to them. Consequently the design developed into a layout that encouraged such a lifestyle. With views to the garden from almost every room, and large living areas that seamlessly flowed out onto the covered patio, this home merges the thresholds between inside and outside. Gracefully positioned within a secured nature reserve that affords you the privilege of appreciating the comfort of outdoor living, this particular home was inspired by its own setting. Natural materials were carefully selected and strategically placed throughout the home serving as gentle reminders of the serene location this house finds itself

Villa Kavel 1 by Studioninedots

Studioninedots have designed a home on an island near Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Project description The location is special. It is a new and green constructed island situated in the North of Holland and close to the centre of Amsterdam. The island will be filled with exclusive villas and a tennis club. Kavel 1 occupies the most exceptional spot. This diamond shaped plot lies at the tip of the island surrounded by water with spectacular views over the park. We started with an abstract concrete volume that mainly follows the form of the site. Due to its shape, the building will be experienced differently from every side. Sometimes narrow and sharp. Sometimes massive and wide. By introducing a spectacular concrete structure we made it possible to create a ground floor plan with maximum transparency, without any columns. This transparency increases the interaction with nature and the relationship between inside and outside. On the south si