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Contemporary Cocoon House

Contemporary Cocoon House



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This sleek example of modern architecture, by Stephan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects-or SAOTA, embraces the indoor-outdoor living ethos, with slide away panels and retractable glass doors to allow nature in and everyday living to flow out; on the flip side, this home can shroud itself in its delicate sliding panels to gently cocoon its inhabitants.

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The dwelling is located in La Lucia, Durban, which is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, and the third largest city in South Africa; Durban has also found fame in being the busiest port in South Africa, though this home is a picture of peace and serenity itself, situated on a seaside retreat right by the water’s edge.

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The house not only boasts sparkling ocean views, but also enjoys stylish surrounding courtyards, a lush protected garden, and an impressive swimming pool.

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Inside, the décor is kept neutral and light, with lots of natural wood decorating the ceilings and composing pillars. The smooth wood grain continues into the furniture design too, providing warmth in the predominantly pale scheme.

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In addition to the retractable doors, lots of glass has been used throughout the interior design to allow light to flow and reflect, it is seen as staircase and mezzanine walkway balustrades, and as a contemporary wall treatment in the bathroom.

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