- Location : Durban, South Africa
- Date : 2010 - 2014
- Client : Mount Richmore Lifestyle Village
- Project Status : Complete
The initial phase of the Mount Richmore development provides 38 new houses and apartments as part of a wider master plan that will deliver some 400 residential units, a retail mall, a new school and a wide range of supporting amenities and resident’s facilities for this gated community in Durban.
The defining design principle that informed the scheme was to create a fresh architectural language that stood out from the many gated residential estates in the area. This was achieved through a combination of clean lines, natural materials and a unique roof design, which worked in harmony to create well considered and efficient homes.
In addition, the use of hardwood pergolas and exposed rafters, natural stone chimneys and varied wall finishes, all contributed to an integrated modern design aesthetic for the Mount Richmore development. The living areas internally feature high-level glazing built into the mono-pitch roof system, which blurs the distinction between external and internal spaces while creating a sense of openness and luxury.