House Llandudno, an ambitious residential design collaboration between Bomax Architects, Hein Visagie Projects, Base Contractors and Arup Engineering, has been awarded Category Winner in the Themed – Design & Concrete category in the LOOP Design Awards 2023.
Photographs by Paris Brummer.
The LOOP Design Awards has brought creative minds together in the architecture and design community since 2019. Now in its fourth edition, it has become one of the most prestigious and recognised international Architecture, Design, and Art Awards, providing an open platform for creativity and talent and celebrating and honouring diversity in remarkable works worldwide.
The judging process was designed to reflect the complexity and extraordinary qualities of all areas of design. A panel of recognised architects, designers, and industry professionals evaluated each entry based on its diverse qualities, such as Context, Innovation, Form, Impact, and more. View all 2023 winners here.
More about the winning project:
Caught between the mountain and the ocean, the bold, statuesque House Llandudno is a stunning coastal home cast in off-shutter concrete, designed for clients with a deep appreciation for contemporary architecture and minimalist style. Its striking concrete forms serve as a passive design solution against the unforgiving Cape climate while standing in a balanced juxtaposition with the surrounding nature.
Collaborating with leading international engineers and a specialised concrete form-work team, Bomax produced these deep unsupported razor-edge eaves that create a weightless illusion as they elegantly cantilever over the horizon with large open spans. The strong-formed architecture of House Llandudno is firmly rooted in place, respecting and enhancing its surroundings and promoting a closer connection to the landscape. Read more about the design and engineering challenges of the award-winning concrete razor blades here.
Earlier this year, House Llandudno was also shortlisted in the design et al: The International Design & Architecture Awards in the Residential Architecture Property category earlier this year.