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Serengeti Long House

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Serengeti Long House

A contemporary architecture photography project

Client:Gottsmann Architects
Architect:Gottsmann Architects
Project Type:Residential Architecture Photography
Project Location:Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, Kempton Park, South Africa
Project Year:2016
PhotographerReinier Harmse

The Project Summary

a breakdown of the architectural photography

Located within the upmarket residential estate in Johannesburg, Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, The Serengeti Long House derives its name from its main facade.This street facing facade creates the primary focusing point of this shoot. It offers a variety of possible angles and views to show of the length and Contemporary design of the House.

The shoot was commissioned by Owner and Architect in order to update their respective built portfolios. Additionally, it was intended to provide the owner with marketing material to advertise and sell the home on various Real-estate platforms

The client wanted to show the ample amounts of space and light that make up the interior of the home. With the house being unfurnished, the interior photography focuses on the design elements. This includes areas such as the Kitchen counter, the ensuite bathrooms and the use of steel and wood throughout the house.

One particular design element really catches the eye. A small atrium with skylight above allows natural light to spill into the heart of the home. Positioned between what will eventually be the Dining room and study, the natural planting within this space creates beauty and texture were a person would usually not expect to find it.

This upmarket house is part of a collection of homes that we are photographing for the Owner. Other projects include real-estate photography within the Johannesburg area. It is also part of a series of Architectural photoshoots done for the Architect.

Planting, in combination with the stone cladding, finishes the main facade of the house. Without this the elevation, the front facade would have been more challenging to photograph. Instead, it draws focus to the house and provides for some beautiful photo opportunities.

In conclusion: This Long contemporary home, with its floating roof and clerestory windows, create a dramatic yet subtle impact. It provided some beautiful architectural photos and perspectives and is definitely one we are proud to showcase.

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