It’s not everyday you get to enjoy architecture that’s designed to evoke the shape of a swallow’s nest. Thanks to the good people at Rhino Wood, everyone can now experience the beauty that is the Tasting Room at Pasarene Winery in Franschhoek.
Let’s hear it straight from the brains that created it:
A structure that not only complements its surrounding landscape but also shows off the many creative applications of homegrown Rhino Wood timber to its very best.
With the use of natural and sustainable materials, the structure’s entire exterior consists of wooden slats, cleverly positioned over curved steel rods that mimic the tunnels that swallows burrow.
But the real advantage of the design nestles in its ability to regulate the room’s temperature, simultaneously filtering it’s exposure to sunlight.
The Simonsberg side of the building utilises light Rhino Wood cladding, with laminated steel beams seamlessly linking the interior with its outdoor living spaces.
We think it’s pretty incredible. But according to the manufacturer, the “pièce de résistance” remains:
[T]he checkered ceiling in the Tasting Room where pre-cut, customised Rhino Wood boards join white panels into a wow-worthy tongue and groove finish.
Check it out:
[M]odern, classically understated and hugely rewarding.
For more stimulating design, have a look at the work of Etienne Stols of SCS Architects.
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