The official name we gave this project is Two-Close-Between, the name is derived from the actual constraints of the site's surroundings along with the functionality of the building.
The drivers for this project were problem solving privacy aspects whilst preserving views. This is a dual living home built on a small 450m2 site, snug between two existing properties. The main objective was to retain the views of the ocean whilst maximizing privacy between the dual living and also from the surrounding homes, which are situated around all four sides of the site.
The dual dwelling is divided by one wall and a secret door, if the wall is removed the dwelling becomes a four-bedroom single family residence.
An aspect we are particularly proud of with this project is the amount of usable space we managed to achieve on such a small site, whilst creating spaces that do not interfere with the surrounding homes.
If there was any challenging process in this project, it would have been fitting a three level home onto a tight site that was surrounded by other homes on all sides. The design needed to suit the client but respect the neighbours in many aspects, which involved a lengthy design development process. Luckily design is what we live for though.
▽入口层平面图 Ground floor plan
▽一层平面图 First floor plan
▽二层平面图 Second floor plan
▽屋顶平面图 Roof plan
▽1/2剖面图 Section 1&2
▽3剖面图 Section 3
▽4剖面图 Section 4
▽5剖面图 Section 5
▽6剖面图 Section 6
▽东/西立面图 Elevation West&East
▽南立面图 South elevation
▽北立面图 North elevation
Project name: Two Close Between
Company name: Abon Studio
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Project location: Llandudno, Cape Town – South Africa
Completion Year: 2020
Building area (m²): Site – 446m2 Building Area – 550m2
Other participants: D1 Smart Home Automation, Proline Kitchens, Mac D Pools, RH
Steelworks, Naturally Slate, JBC Aluminium, Oggie Flooring, Hyper Lighting, Meghan Paxton – Design by Line, Flush Bathrooms, Teamworks Fireplaces
Design Team: James Mitchell
Engineering & Construction: Brightcon Engineering
Consultants: D1 Smart Home Automation, Mac D Pools
Collaborators: Meghan Paxton – Design by Line
Joinery & timber work: Proline Kitchens
Zinc cladding & Roofing: Naturally Slate
Steel work: RH Steel Works
Photo credits: Abon Studio