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The striking Head Road 1816 residence in South Africa presenting powerful indoor-outdoor connection

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Called the Head Road 1816, this striking residence designed and implemented by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects is placed in the beautiful Fresnaye neighborhood of Cape Town, the second-most populous city in South Africa. Presenting a powerful indoor-outdoor connection, the Head Road 1816 residence especially envisioned for a growing family boasts an open and spacious living zone including a charming seating area, an inviting dinning space and a convenient kitchen. Moreover, the home consists of four cozy bedrooms and functional bathrooms.

“The language of the house reflects bold contemporary lines and extended planes, but the introduction of timber has softened and blurred this distinction. Screening elements ensuring privacy have become an integral component of the aesthetic. The juxtaposition of solid mass to large expanses of transparency is transitioned with semi-transparent slatted screens and shutters. The architectural language takes its cues from a Spanish approach to simple cubic volumes with punctured openings and planar walls that open up to create generous ocean views”, explained the architects.