Nestled amidst the rugged charm of a rocky outcrop and the expansive embrace of a nature reserve east of Pretoria, Bothaville is a three-story private residence that draws inspiration from the region and its natural surroundings.
The design ethos revolves around a meticulous selection of materials, incorporating exposed concrete, weathered steel, and glass to form a timeless architectural palette.
A defining feature of Bothaville is its deliberate placement on the site. The residence gracefully stretches along an east-west axis, precisely oriented towards the north. This intentional positioning harnesses the advantages of passive solar design, ensuring optimal energy efficiency and thermal comfort for its occupants.
Visitors are welcomed with the elongated entrance roof serving not only as a functional element but also evoking a sense of anticipation and wonder upon approach. The northern facade of the building provides uninterrupted views of the adjacent reserve, establishing a visual connection between the architecture and its natural surroundings.
In essence, Bothaville serves as a testament to the appropriate blend of contemporary architecture, regionalist aesthetics, and environmental sensitivity. It stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment, not only to anchor buildings to their sites but to elevate them, offering residents and visitors an enriching and immersive experience that transcends the ordinary.