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Perfect product for minimalist solution

by Zuerita
Perfect product for minimalist solution

In the planning of this large-scale renovation, one of the main criteria for architects Visser Kapperer De Bruin was to use materials that were low maintenance and had longevity. Rheinzink was therefore planned from the initial concept designs.

Situated in the leafy northern suburbs of Cape Town the client required that the building have a similar feel to the existing modernist house and should be contemporary while being sensitive to the surrounding context and beautiful garden.

With the client’s family being keen rock-climbers, a new building which houses a mechanised climbing wall was designed and positioned sensitively amongst the trees in the lush sloping garden. This ‘Solarium’ is a separate, tranquil space that does not intrude on the normal activities of the house.

The aim was to achieve a similar feel to the existing modernist house, minimising the material palette to keep the overall design minimalist, while showcasing the beautiful garden.

Rheinzink cladding on the walls allowed the addition of the first-floor bedroom design to visually ‘grow’ through the roof. The aim was to minimise the material palette keeping the overall design minimalist.

The excellent craftsmanship of contractors, G-Tech ensured a perfect installation resulting in a high-quality product.

Rheinzink is 99.9% pure zinc, with small traces of copper and titanium, is specifically developed for the building industry because of its long-lasting, durable, low-maintenance and aesthetically pleasing properties.

To complement the national availability of the Rheinzink roofing, façade cladding and water drainage systems, the company’s South African office offers a comprehensive support service, including technical assistance on application technique and specifications for planners and installers.

The roof and facades now harmonise beautifully with the architectural style of this house and all materials currently used in it – from bricks to plaster, wood, concrete and glass.

SPECS
Roofing
Use on 3° pitch and steep-sloped roofs.
Durable and maintenance-free.
Environmentally friendly.
Greater longevity strength.
High degree of design freedom.
Flexible adaptation to building shapes.

Facade cladding
A variety of panel widths.
High degree of design freedom.
Standard surface qualities. prePATINA BlueGrey, prePATINA GraphiteGrey.
Environmentally friendly.
Durable and maintenance-free.
Flexible adaptation to building shapes

Rheinzink
Tel: 021 671 2600
Email: info@rheinzink.co.za
Website: www.rheinzink.co.za

Visser Kapperer De Bruin Architects
E-mail: willemdb@vkdb.co.za
Website: www.vkdb.co.za

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