OVD525 – Bantry Bay House is a private home located in Cape Town. The steep mountainside site boasts un-disturbed views over Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard and Robben Island to the north and north-east.
The Clifton house is visually accessible from the street, rather than hiding behind perimeter walls and gates – and it aims to contribute to the streetscape (specific attention has been paid to landscaping design at sidewalk level), in relation to the sidewalks and to the height of existing adjacent houses.
Slate Cabin is a writer’s retreat perched on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in Mid Wales, United Kingdom. The building is set in a lush green valley that is ringed by barren, windswept hills and grazing pastures.
Raw concrete, brick, timber, metal and light formed the underlying material pallet from our clients brief. Through a series of structural alterations this Victorian property was extended and opened out to form an elegant and light filled space enhanced by exposing and expressing the construction materials that are usually hidden or covered.
The project is located on the west coast of France, in the Cotentin region, where came waves of vikings from the 9th century. FREAKS has been commissioned to refurbish a preexisting concrete fishing shack built in the 50’s on a rock, on the beach, facing the sea.
The materialization is answering the desire to recover and/or emphasize the original condition of the traditional style house. A piece of natural terracotta is placed on a running board as the pavement and the walls are stripped to expose the original factory work with all its defects and textures.