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Cove 6 by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA) designed Cove 6, a house located in Knyzna, South Africa. Project description Brief “The owner’s brief was to design a house inspired by its indigenous fynbos surroundings, which is part of the recently established The Cove, a Private Estate, with the Pezula Golf Estate as backdrop,” says Greg Truen, Project Partner. The site, located on an exposed cliff edge overlooking a rocky peninsula, is perched above a dramatic seascape with spectacular views. The site is 1 of 6 exclusive use areas permitted on this reserve. Its owner’s, a well-traveled couple who live in the United Kingdom, wanted a house with seamless indoor-outdoor living for summer holiday retreats. The house had to take maximum advantage of the spectacular views and surrounding landscape. Site The site falls within a pristine and unique environment that required a careful understanding of the natural attributes of the site with particular r

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Little Brick Studio by MAKE Architecture

MAKE Architecture have designed the Little Brick Studio, located in Melbourne, Australia. Project description Squeezed into a tight space in the inner city suburb of Abbotsford, the ‘Little Brick Studio’ attempts to engage at the urban scale of the busy street (and brick buildings opposite), but is also sensitive to the smaller residential scale of the houses behind. Composed of a garage with a studio space above, the footprint of the building is kept as small as possible to ensure the impact on the house and backyard is minimal. The angled roof form of the building comes from a desire to squeeze in a small studio space within the volume and also minimise the height (and therefore overshadowing) at the rear.The studio space has been designed as a flexible space that can grow and change with family needs. The nearby brick factories in Abbotsford inspired the textured brick finish. Rather than create another rear garage door that turns its back on the bus