Modern Steel-Framed Pavilion With Extensive Views Over Johannesburg
The Westcliff Pavilion was designed by GASS Architecture Studios and is located in Johannesburg, South Africa.The original looking two-bedroom dwelling is privileged located in a secluded forest, close to a relatively steep ridge, with fantastic views over Johannesburg. The unusual cottage is supported by steel frames: “Simply put, we wanted a structure that would touch the Ridge as lightly as possible combined with an elegant, timeless aesthetic that would allow us to use the steel elements not only as primary structural elements, but also as the primary architectural motif.”, explain the architects.
Integrating stone in the overall design of the living arrangement got from the qualities of the site and those of the neighboring living arrangements: “Many of the houses on the Westcliff Ridge and region are popular for their utilization of local stone work in their exteriors, including works by structural greats like Sir Herbert Baker. We needed to proceed in this custom of utilizing indigenous stone in our design and all things considered, we needed incorporated a divider produced using stone gathered on the site itself”. The two bedrooms, open arrangement living room and bathroom-all open up to the normal view with the assistance of floor-to-roof windows-observe!