Location: Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria
Architect: Nadine Engelbrecht
Web site: nadineengelbrecht.co.za
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Positioned in Lynnwood Ridge within the coronary heart of Pretoria, Present Acres 26 is a compact 305m2 residential home with polished concrete flooring and revolutionary use of off-shutter concrete facades. The Faerie Glen nature reserve borders the jap boundary of the home inspiring the design as a hide-away area within the metropolis.
In response to contextual influences, the design faces the road facade as a mirrored image of the town with elegantly designed concrete facades creating final privateness. In juxtaposition, nevertheless, the home opens up in the direction of the character reserve creating an elevated home within the timber. This biophilic home integrates nature and combines personal pure dwelling with metropolis life.
The shoppers’ temporary motivated a personal metropolis residence with trustworthy use of concrete as a development materials. Thermal properties of concrete is due to this fact included into the passive heating and cooling methods. Concrete is utilized in its rawest kind to contribute to the aesthetics and sustainability of the home.
The polished concrete flooring types a continuity all through the home and generates a seamless transition between inside and out of doors areas. A particular designed mixture of Lafarge Artevia with white limestone as mixture was used all through development.
The completed polished product revealed a vibrant gentle colored flooring which assists in reflecting pure daylight into the open plan areas. Because of the right selection of window dimension, location, overhangs and screens, warmth penetration into the home is prevented in summer season while throughout winter months warmth enters the home and is absorbed by the concrete flooring. The saved warmth helps to keep the home heat throughout chilly winter nights.
Concrete off-shutter partitions have been solid on the western facade utilizing regular development shutter boards in an revolutionary technique to create horizontal traces. To craft the horizontal traces, the partitions have been solid in 4 pours. With every pour the shutter boards have been moved to overlap the earlier solid and vibrated totally to insure a flawless end with seamless joint traces.
The selection of strong concrete partitions on the western facades have been motivated by the contribution the thermal mass of concrete has in the direction of the holistic passive design of the home.
The result’s a singular resolution which satisfies the necessities set by the shopper, supplies and website.