dhk unveils contemporary apartment block inspired by the world’s largest urban forest
Tree Tops Hougton is a contemporary apartment block currently under construction between Houghton and Rosebank in Johannesburg. Perched on top of a two-storey parking podium, the complex will overlook the city’s lush canopy. Thus, providing an idyllic, leafy setting while remaining a mere 10-minute walk from public transport and the vibrancy of Rosebank.
The architecture references the world’s largest urban forest with the facade inspired by light filtered between branches and tree trunks. Additionally, this influenced the warm white walls enriched with dark accents and subtle textures – from stone cladding to metal screens. The apartments wrap around a central landscaped garden including a clubhouse and lap pool.
Carefully crafted elements throughout create sophisticated and welcoming living spaces. The spacious apartments feature premium finishes, walk-in wardrobes, and private patios. Moreover, the interiors feature a timeless colour palette, clean lines and exceptional detailing. Additional amenities include an entertainment area, gym, and state-of-the-art security.
The apartment sizes range from 55m² one-bedroom units to 236m² penthouse suites. The deluxe three-bedroom apartments and penthouses also boast a separate entertainment room, study, and wrap-around balcony.
Aram Lello, senior associate and lead architect, describes the project. “Timeless design elements fuse with a distinctly modern suite of materials. This undoubtedly presents a facade that, while complementing the existing street fabric, brings the beauty of the streetscape within homes. Tree Tops encompasses a collection of 131 generously proportioned apartments. Each with free-flowing living spaces, spacious courtyards, and wide balconies along with secure parking and lift access”.
Overall, Tree Tops is a sophisticated and contemporary addition to the area and is planned for completion in 2020.