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House in Blair Athol by Nico van der Meulen Architects


Nico van der Meulen Architects share with us their impressive project of the House in Blair Athol showcasing the best of today’s modern living. The house designed in a contemporary spirit is located in Randburg (South Africa) and the residence takes the impressive 750 square meters.

In charge of the design were Werner van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects, who made sure the house got the best of the impressive countryside surrounding it.

The brief called for a contemporary, practical home that makes provision for outdoor living with an emphasis on entertaining. Due to the form-follow-function approach of the design, this modern family home is spacious and uncluttered from unnecessary decorative elements. The design concept is undoubtedly a strong one which speaks for itself and whilst Werner van der Meulen was restricted by the estate rules which included making use of pitched roofs and specific natural materials, it was in fact these very parameters which led to the concept of a contemporary farmhouse. The floating double pitched slate roof also played a huge role in the development of the concept and reinforces the contemporary nature of the design. Orientating the house northwards allows for the home to be naturally lit all year round and provides expansive views of the garden from nearly every room. While the overhangs provide protection from the sun during the summer, they also ensure that the sun still penetrates the rooms during the winter months. –  from Nico van der Meulen Architects

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