De Waterkant, Cape Town
This open plan urban duplex of limited proportions explores the fusion of modern and classic interior languages and the contrast of light and dark materials and interior finishes. It’s restricted area also led to the creation of several custom elements. Intelligent use of space and a focus on form and function were the core requirements of this brief, whilst also exploring opportunities for expressive contemporary design and personalisation.
The duplex is dramatically divided into light and dark, night and day zones; the upper sleeping level uses predominantly dark finishes (night time), whilst the lower level is bright and light filled (day time). Included in the many custom designed elements is a glass walkway which leads to a bespoke designed library/bookshelf and the modular lounge seating which can be configured in differing formats depending on the client’s seating requirements. On the upper level, the bed and study desk space are carefully considered designs which combine multi-functionality with aesthetic refinement. The overall character of the interior is distinctly stylish, modern and elegantly graphic.