Kloof Road House - South Africa

Bedfordview

Project: Nico Van Der Meulen Architects
Photo: David Ross/Barend Roberts

Located at the foot of a nature reserve in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Kloof Road House is the latest project by Nico van der Meulen Architects. The client's brief called for a family orientated home suitable for indoor/outdoor entertainment that maximizes the views to the north. The result is a 1100m² sculptural piece of architecture that is an extreme transformation from the previously modest single story. With every room in the house opening outdoors, linking the home with the landscaped garden, indoor/outdoor living is guaranteed. Roda furniture, with its mimetic design, become an integral part of the context. The cross-references, between indoors and outdoors, meet perfectly the Roda vision of outdoors: its furniture is not merely positioned outside , but belongs to outside. So Dandy sofa, 100% outdoor, and Berenice lounge chair create an extension of living room, to enjoy the terrace as one more room