Designed by Nico Van Der Meulen, the client requested a spacious and luxurious four bedroom steel , glass and concrete residence with an emphasis placed on the design of the living rooms. The owner wanted a spacious home with a luxurious feel and Nico van der Meulen Architects played a key role in materializing this dream home. Translating this concept into a contemporary home was almost effortless thanks to the location, orientation and natural beauty of the site. They envisioned and built a home focusing on the living room design, creating a visual correspondence between the inviting outdoor and the open yet cozy interior spaces.
Known as House Boz, the four bedroom dream home was erected with confidence in the everlasting beauty of nature. The architectural design communicates and reinforces the concept, as can be seen in the selection of materials used and the way the internal spaces relate to the outdoors. The choice of materials and finishes was limited to natural materials and earthy colours. Initially the site revealed itself as a mound of quartzite rock which was excavated and hand cut for the gabion landscape walls and the stone cladding used throughout the house. The striking square and rectangular rusted steel boxes are strategically positioned while the stone-clad walls extend the house into the landscape, creating integration between building and site. M Square Lifestyle Design strategically linked spaces through their use of various natural materials in the interior spaces. The design exposes the truth of the materials by using them in their purest form such as incorporating in situ-concrete, quartzite cladding and rusted mild steel in the design.