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Contemporary Aboo Makhado House, South Africa

Johannesburg-based design studio Nico van der Meulen Architects have completed the Aboo Makhado house. The contemporary home can be found in Limpopo, South Africa.

The overall design of the exterior was influenced by Rick Joy of Arizona in the USA who specialises in houses that incorporate the use of naturally rusted and sealed corten steel cladding, louvers and the basic structural elements to create a building at home in a temperate climate zone.

The brief was to transform the look of the existing visually unattractive face brick house with vaulted roofs, small windows to something modern and chic. Special attention was paid to the street façade to create an inviting entrance with a water feature. An additional bedroom was added on the first floor, the clients wanted to open up the living areas, and redesign the bedroom section which had an ‘old school’ style long dark passage. The overall effect is aesthetically pleasing.

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February 15, 2012 | Property | View comments

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