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A Home That Really Fits In With Its Surroundings

The Eye of Africa Estate is a golf and residential estate in South Africa. As the name might indicate, it is quite beautiul, luciously landscaped with some of the many stunning plants native to the country. To really emphasize the striking natural setting, W design architecture studio designed their Light House to fit in seamlessly with its location. The goal was to create a home that would enhance the experience of living amongst African nature, allowing the clients to be connected to their surroundings throughout the home.

The home itself is made from steel and concrete, creating a drastic contrast to the lush follage outside while still not conflicting with the natural forms. The metal alloy roof let the designers to reduce the overall roof of the house to keep it nice and low, allowing the structure to blend into the treetops when viewed from a distance. The concrete section provides space for a green roof to help further camouflage the house, also providing a lush lawn for the floor-level space. 

The floor set below ground level features a small pond with a rock-laden courtyard inside, allowing even the underground level to experience a beautiful view of the native plants.

Via Design Boom


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