Stand 47 epitomises comfortable living, high-tech materials and efficient design.
Located on Monaghan Farm in Gauteng, Stand 47 is now a completed high-end concept home that challenges every aspect of existing South African residential architecture. Most notable is the seamless balance between a comfortable, aesthetically beautiful living experience, high-tech building solutions and an efficient house design and build.
“A key aspect in developing the Stand 47 Case Study was to select a diverse team who would rise to the challenge of designing and building a high-end luxury concept home using an unconventional creative process,” says land owner and developer, Gavin Rooke.
The team included Saint-Gobain as the primary materials partner, Thomashoff + Partner Architects and Style Projects as the main contractor. Monaghan Farm is the show house partner, while Rhino Modified Wood, Amoretti and Ample Power were selected as specialists in their particular fields. Ebony was chosen to provide the interior design and soft furnishing for the home.
“Our purpose was to demonstrate, through a physical example, how considered design and state-of-the-art building materials can add significant value to the personal living experience within a contemporary home,” explains Rooke. “Much of this has been shown to be possible through the use of building products supplied by our partners, most importantly Saint-Gobain.”
Saint-Gobain South Africa approached the Stand 47 Case Study as part of its ongoing global research and development commitment.
“We have shown that our products can create an efficient, healthy and safe home that is still luxurious and comfortable,” says Evan Lockhart-Barker, general manager for marketing at Saint-Gobain Gyproc. “The easy integration of Saint-Gobain’s lightweight building products with more traditional organic materials such as natural stone and wood has made for an experience that changes our idea of the way we can live.”
Saint-Gobain’s lightweight systems provide comforts such as acoustic and thermal insulation, improved indoor air quality, moisture resistant properties and are highly durable and slow down the spread of fire for up to 120 minutes.
These performance walls are also easily adaptable to changing needs, hence Stand 47’s unobstructed open plan design, which allows for easy alterations to the interior walls of the house to double up or strip down rooms, without compromising the external structure. This is visible in features such as the single floor and single ceiling that run throughout the home, and the flexible configuration of the second bathroom, sections of which can be isolated according to the day-to-day needs of the occupants.
“We have broken new ground with Stand 47 through a combination of innovation and efficiency that has guided every aspect of the case study,” adds Rooke.
“We’ve achieved this through the integration of organic and hi-tech lightweight materials in a way that no-one in South Africa has done before, our streamlined building process, and most importantly, the design of the home has been guided by the particularities of the South African context.”
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