KUBE architecture recently completed a new residence in the Waters Edge Estate Blouberg. The external architectural character was dictated by the architectural guidelines as set by the estate. A pallet of neutral tones and materials retains the focus on the scenic beauty of the area and the Atlantic ocean. Mass components establish the presence of the unit in its context while the contrasting delicate, light timber elements reiterate the humble yet hardy nature of the Cape fynbos fauna and flora.
The feel of the spaces are tasteful, clean and contemporary yet achieving a sense of warmth. Special care was taken to introduce architectural components, features and finishes which bear a timeless quality. The scale of the masonry walls convey a sense of place, security and safety and yet at the same time form the backdrop to works of art or photos of loved ones. Screed floors with timber inlays complete the palette.
The kitchen forms the heart of the home. Light and airy open plan cooking, dining and living arrangements are suited to summertime while the introduction of heavy building blocks, timber elements are used to ensure that the spaces gracefully make the transition into a cosy environment more fitting for the cold and wet winter evenings. Special emphasis was placed on the relationship between materials and the sense of touch.
The suspended walkway which leads to the master suite.
Smooth screed floors compliment the warm smooth timber and texture of small tile formats, while the introduction of marble adds a sense of classic elegance.
From the kitchen Dining area massive aluminium sliding doors open up to strengthen the connection to the pool courtyard.
Photography © Philip Prinsloo, Arctex Photography,