This is the Bridle Road House, located in Cape Town, South Africa. The house is at the foot of Table Mountain, but despite having a stately architecture, it harmonizes with the natural landscape, while not interfering with the general appearance.
The Bridle Road House has a mix of Scandinavian with Japanese styles and this unlikely combination connotes fluidity to the spaces. The house is neither enormously large nor compact, it is the ideal size for a family of 5 to 7 people. The windows, overlooking the Cape Port provide openness, but not total exposure.
The architecture is signed by the Chilean Antonio Zaninovic, known for his capacity to merge a different architecture, harmonize with the local landscape without glaring interference. Zaninovic shows all his capacity as well in the seamless integration between indoor and outdoor spaces.
The building also features several sustainable elements: the self-cleaning outdoor pool, natural ventilation, use of the earth temperature as a climactic moderator, the use of glass that repels heat and the maximum use of local materials such as poured concrete coating and balau wood.
The architectural project and its landscaping received the Award of Honor from ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) in 2010, in the Residential category . Deserved, don't you agree?