Camps Bay, South Africa
The Crystal luxury residential apartments, located within the residential suburb of Camps Bay , was commissioned by Developers – Aslo Holdings (Pty) Ltd. The building, containing 41 apartments, responds strongly to its spectacular site whilst enjoying panoramic views of the ocean and the 12 Apostle mountains behind.
The building has a linear shape and stretches the length of the site, facing in a northerly direction out to sea. It is 3 storeys high with mezzanine floors to the upper penthouse level, and has a parking basement level below. The spacious luxury apartments, range from one to 3 bedrooms in size.
The architectural treatment of the two long façades responds to both function and view. The front, north facing, façade is layered and is composed of recessed balconies acting as an outer protective punctured skin, which is further articulated by the inclusion of adjustable sliding shutters that give protection from the setting sun and create a continuously varying tapestry within the regular balcony grid.