ottawa road house
A holiday retreat in Camps Bay, this home is intended for use by a young couple who love to entertain.
A third storey is added to an existing house and an entirely new house is sited on a lower, formerly empty, portion of the site. The roof of the new dwelling serves as a generous terrace for the existing house on the upper portion of the site.
The new top floor level of the existing house acts as a bedroom wing with each room featuring an en suite bathroom and private balcony overlooking the Atlantic. The floor is articulated as an independent form perched on top of the existing house and features a single unified concrete roof plane . To enhance the contrast between the old and the new the existing house is uniformly covered in rough, dark textured plaster, whilst on the top floor smooth white render alternates with timber infill panels. Structural up- and down-stand beams divide and articulate the different uses of the internal spaces and frame views towards the ocean and surrounding mountainous landscape.The new dwelling at the bottom of the garden draws on the language of the third floor addition to create an aesthetic unity for the whole complex, and distinguishes itself through subtle differences in detail resolution and material choice.