Being an Aeronautical Engineer, the clients dream was a home that seamlessly integrates outside and inside via the use of cutting-edge technology. This corner stand in Waterfall estate in Midrand, with Mall of Africa to the North, Sandton to the South and view of a communal lake and wetland aria to the close West.
With orientation of the private space above firmly established, guests are welcomed to the social spaces to the north-west of the residence. A double volume patio. An eco-pool overflowing into a planted pond framing the lake to the West. A living area and bar that opens to the pool and patio welcoming guest to lounge around. Food can be prepared in the kitchen well within view of all these spaces and the scale of the spaces can be controlled by aluminum sliding doors and automated roll-up blinds, enabling the family of three to have privacy and intimacy if needed.
On the mechanical front, the house is equipped with a fully functioning rain-water collection system, as well as a borehole filtration station. This water is used to flush all toilets and to water the garden. The house is also fully automated, with all blinds, lights, floor heating systems, air-cons and audiovisual equipment connected to a central server. The user can control all this from their cellphones or from one of the control panels situated at critical spots. This dwelling promotes many undiscovered possibilities within the South-African architecture scene.