A tree level penthouse architecture design is completed designed by a collaboration between the architect SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) and OKHA Interiors. This penthouse in located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Based by the client’s brief for this three level Sandton penthouse, the architect have to design a product which would showcase the evolution of 21st Century urban living, reflect the individualism as well as evolve the technological aspects of the ‘smart home’, with the tailored lighting and the automation.
The designer of this penthouse, Adam Court, he saw this penthouse project as a gateway to set a new standard in modern urban luxury living: it is an opportunity to illustrate how a family unit can live in the central Sandton in complete calm, security and comfort. The designer elected to provide an indoor / outdoor flow not normally associated with the metro living, despite the fact which this was an 11th floor penthouse apartment in a commercial city center. In effect, the architect created a wall-less 900 square meters penthouse, with a garden which gives the impression of levitating above the city mass.
The architect has introduced the organic textural/ tactile elements through the use of the timber and flamed granite, it is to soften and add a counterpoint to the contemporary drama. They created a continual flow from zone to zone, utilizing the materials which emphasized the sense of the space, transparency and reflection. The architect, as the designer of this penthouse, needed to maintain a fluid connectivity throughout but also gives each zone its own specific look. Accordingly, the architect employed stylistically different furniture and decor elements from the space to space, and also used the unique color accents to each sector.
An exotic accent come from the overall palette throughout is black and white with an additional color. The artwork, sculpture, glassware ceramics play a vital role in adding soul, depth and character. The interior decoration of this penthouse is simple, contemporary and elegant. The architect is not trend-driven but rather used modern designs which referenced the classical elegance. By the architect, it is not only about the physical aesthetics, but it is more about the energy and mood. Here, the architect managed to merge the functional, physical and emotive requirements of the suburban living.
Visit the SAOTA website – here.
Visit the OKHA Interiors website – here.
Photos by DOOK Photography