NINEonS - Secure residential apartments in Cape Town
“NINEonS posed a beautiful creative challenge for us when designing the building, we needed to take advantage of the amazing views and sunsets for all future residents but also had to maximise privacy from the high level road side considering the liberal use of glass throughout the apartments,” says Eric van den Berg of Wauw. The subsequent composition has left a strong vertical aesthetic, resulting in a building that changes shape and character as you move around it. One side can look muted and calm (the high level road side), while the view from lower down Scholtz Road is far more open and vibrant.
The juxtaposition of the two gives off strong organic, feminine shapes while also presenting a contrasting masculine feel, appealing to all audiences and allowing the future residents the opportunity to spur their own imaginations when choosing how they see the vertical elements featured throughout NINEonS. When viewing the building renders, some people see the vertical struts as fins, some wings, gulls, sails and more, it is entirely open to creative interpretation depending on who is looking and it adds substance to the greater urban landscape in a way that resonates individually with each person that sees it. “We also used planters and greenery liberally on the apartment balconies and this too has provided a stunning visual contrast to the largely linear exterior.
Overall the building is one of contrast, duality and strong design and we are extremely proud to add it to our ever-expanding portfolio,” says Erik Janse van Rensburg of WAUW.