The form and siting of the four residential buildings are generated from the sloped site’s sectional development, the prevailing coastal climate, and to maximise views of the Indian Ocean. The large 3,5 metre cantilever roof overhangs providing shading and rain protection, as well as unfettered interior /exterior spatial connections necessitating long clear spans of nearly 10 m, maximised the potential of off-shutter concrete as both a primary finish and a structural material. This resulted in elegant and contemporary, architecturally- sculpted concrete forms. Well crafted, the concrete consistently displays highly refined off-steel architectural concrete surface finishes, whether as structural elements, walls, thin roof elements or as polished floor surfaces.
Location: Umdloti (KwaZulu-Natal)
Submitted By: Elphick Proome Architects
Principal Agent: Elphick Proome Architects
Main Contractor: Stefcon Projects
Specialist Sub-Contractors: C.G.S
Structural Engineer: Martin and Associates
Suppliers: Peri Framework Scaffolding Engineering; C.G.S