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Jenny Mills Architects
Jenny Mills Architects
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Beachside Retreat

House of calm on windswept promontory

Sitting on the promontory of this windswept dune and rock peninsula in the Western Cape, a modern dwelling that maximises views of the ocean and mountains was erected several years ago. The architects were challenged by this Atlantic Ocean house design and were briefed to adapt a starkly exposed glass box to a tranquil private home.It needed to feel ‘grounded’ in order to induce the warm, earthy feel the client required. This meant the building was overhauled to create an enduring structure with minimal needs for preservation.

The house redesign was to respond to the landscape, so the owners’ experience of the home and scenery was carefully considered, not only with regard to views, but opportunities for shelter, privacy, and protection from the elements.

The redesign process had the building adapt to the many characteristics of the location. This was so that the views and experiences of the natural environment could be enjoyed in the different ways and scales as they occur. Detailed observations of nature on the terrain have informed the new house design. In the newly established courtyard spaces and wind sheltered zones hardy dune plants and trees are taking root and growing. There is a softening to the rugged beauty. Attracting smaller birds and wildlife, we have designed a retreat for both the house inhabitants and the outdoor inhabitants.

For both client and designers, it has been an important journey in recognising the significance of observing micro-climate and different moods associated with the immediate landscape as well as the distant views.

In Print features: Habitat #264 March / April 2018



Location
Rooi Els, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Beachside Retreat - Bedroom Modern style bedroom by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—Bedroom

    view of corridor photographed from the Bedroom

  • Beachside Retreat - En-suite Modern bathroom by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—En-suite

    En-suite with overlooking views of Rooi-Els

  • Beachside Retreat - En-suite Modern bathroom by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—En-suite

    En-suite has overlooking views of Rooi-Els

  • Beachside Retreat - Bedroom Modern style bedroom by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—Bedroom

    Bedroom and Living Area

  • Beachside Retreat - Kitchen by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—Kitchen

    Kitchen with a view of the external courtyard.

  • Beachside Retreat - Kitchen by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—Kitchen

    Kitchen with views of the dining area and rooi-els beach

  • Beachside Retreat - Exterior Evening View toward Kitchen Modern houses by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—Exterior Evening View toward Kitchen

    view toward kitchen photographed from external courtyard

  • Beachside Retreat - Outdoor Living and sea views by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—Outdoor Living and sea views

    Outdoor living photographed from Dining Area with Rooi-Els sea views

  • Beachside Retreat - Exterior Architectural Features by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—Exterior Architectural Features

    Exterior Architectural Features and surrounding landscape and mountains - photographed from the beach

  • Beachside Retreat - En-suite Modern bathroom by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—En-suite

    En-suite for Bedroom

  • Beachside Retreat - Entrance by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—Entrance

    Entry

  • Beachside Retreat - Entrance by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—Entrance

    Entry and sculpture

  • Beachside Retreat - Kitchen by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—Kitchen

    Kitchen with views to the courtyard

  • Beachside Retreat - Dining Modern dining room by Jenny Mills Architects Modern

    Beachside Retreat—Dining

    Dining and Living Area

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