Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 - Page 103

INHOUSE CREATES TWO INTERIOR VARIATIONS FOR AN UPMARKET DEVELOPMENT Inhouse was commissioned by the Berman Bros Group to design the interiors of a series of two- and three-bedroom apartments situated in a new luxury development located on St John’s Road in Sea Point, Cape Town. Rather than creating carbon copies and giving all 16 apartments the same design treatment, Inhouse has created two distinct styles to cater for different tastes. Each of the 16 three- and two-bedroom apartments feature an open-plan living area and bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, but the contrasting interiors of the units create starkly different atmospheres. Eight of the apartments have a modern contemporary aesthetic with a predominantly dark palette, while the other eight apartments boast a classic contemporary direction and a neutral colour palette. In each of the classic contemporary apartments, marble floors feature throughout the spacious open-plan living area, which comprises living, dining and kitchen zones. A subtle mix of classic and contemporary elements with soft, delicate textures makes the interiors warm and homely. In the kitchen zone, an island clad in natural oak with a polished marble countertop takes centre stage, with white cupboards and classic beaded wall panelling giving the space a light and airy feel. In the bedrooms, the neutral colour scheme continues with soft oak fixtures, plush grey carpets and the same classic beaded wall panelling adding the final touches. For the second series of apartments, the designers opted for modern finishes and moodier tones, such as dark brown, grey and black, with hints of gold. The open-plan living room and kitchen area features wide plank oak flooring, with walls and cupboards panelled in black-stained oak. The kitchen island is clad in timber and finished with a polished marble countertop. In the bedrooms, light oak flooring and timber wall panelling make up the dominant design features. The overall look-and-feel of these apartments is modern, bold and luxurious. Due to the similarity of the layout of the 16 apartments, there are some elements that have been duplicated in both designs, such as the large black-framed windows that allow natural light into the kitchens and living areas, and the modish light fixtures placed above the islands that provide additional lighting. Ceiling troughs lined with soft LED lights, along with skimmed ceilings with double recessed downlights, feature in both designs as well. Whether you prefer a contemporary apartment with classic finishes or a modern apartment with loads of character, Inhouse has successfully designed two luxurious and spacious interior variations that will cater to either taste. For information on Inhouse’s other projects, visit To inquire about the St John’s Road development, visit NEWSWORTHY MASKHANE SEATING Masakhane Seating was estab- lished in 1996 and specialises in fixed seating for public spaces. Applications include airport type bench seating, auditorium seating, stadium seating and seating for lecture and conference rooms. Masakhane has been involved in major projects over the past 20 years, with flag ship installations such as seating for the Cape Town and World Cup Royal stadia Bafokeng and public seating for Worchester and Brits Government Hospitals. They are a leading supplier of public bench seating systems with their BONNO metal seating system and their new Metric Seating system, designed together with young and upcoming industrial designers. Apart from their local product range they have exclusive license and agent agreements with leading international companies such as ACTIU in Spain and DEKO in Italy. Maskhane Seating are proud to be associated with Spanish firm ACTIU and offer their complete product range, including fixed, task and soft seating. ACTIU is one of the few international companies with Leed Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. Masakhane is a level two BBBEE Certified company. Interior Watch 103