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Seven on Marine

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The design is for a guesthouse located on Marine drive in Hermanus. The concept was to give preference to the surrounding beauty of the ocean where the building became subservient to the view. The triple volume entrance foyer creates a distinct character and scale which identifies the property as more than just a private residence. The edges are softened by introducing curved elements in both the vertical and horizontal planes. The roof slab are articulated with horizontal slats to form a transition between the mass and the void of the sky.

The reception foyer is a large open and inviting space, housing a lift and leading towards the spine of the building, a floating staircase, connecting the various levels. The first floor dining are open up towards a covered patio with filtered light provided by a scattered array of beams overhead. The second floor bar and lounge area exit onto patio’s on either side taking in the views towards the ocean and mountain range beyond. The rooms are fitted with large sliding doors ensuring that the beauty of the surrounding landscape is captured.