Encapsulating Luxury and Functionality: Modern Residence Sar in Johannesburg
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Positioned within the leafy suburb of Athol, Johannesburg, the most recent contemporary residence from Nico van der Meulen Architects was built to impress. Residence Sar is said to encapsulate “luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting”. The consumers approached Nico van der Meulen Architects with a modest single storey pitched roof house. Restricted views and access to the garden resulted in the rooms getting dark, and thus the clients’ principal request was to transform this residence into a light-filled open strategy contemporary residence. Making sure that each and every area was naturally lit became the significant challenge of this project for Werner van der Meulen.
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A framework of steel columns and beams surround the entrance whilst louvered planes conceal the 4 garages and floating roofs. Upon arrival, a suspended steel framed cube hovers in mid air although the frameless glass pivot door welcomes you into a minimalist yet homely entrance hall. Replacing the existing tiled roof with a floating flat roof resulted in the living rooms being instantaneously illuminated, while a raised passage roof lets in north light, not only into the passage, but also into the guest bedroom on the south side of the property where an atrium makes it possible for morning sun into the bathroom and ventilates the suite safely and naturally.
The threshold between inside and outside becomes convincingly invisible when all the sliding doors are open, conveniently allowing for interaction amongst the open strategy kitchen, lounge, household area and lanai. The lanai overlooks each swimming pool and water feature producing a contemporary landscape to compliment this modern day home. [Photographs and info provided via e-mail by Nico van der Meulen Architects]
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You also may possibly want to add an iron and ironing board to that list, based on the state of your burlap. I chose a burlap from the fabric retailer that came pre-printed with a mod pattern and right after carting it home, realized that—first factors first—it required to be ironed.
Why burlap, you might ask? I believed by means of all sorts of fabric selections for my DIY drywall pin board (something from sequined glitter to felt), but lastly settled on burlap because of the loose texture of the woven fibers. The sharp ends of push pins can very easily be wiggled in in between the burlap threads without damaging the burlap itself. Utilizing this material guarantees the longest life for my board.
With your own burlap ironed and ready to go, lay it face down on a flat, solid surface and then lay your drywall board on prime, also front side down. Subsequent, grab your staple gun, load it up with staples if required and then work your way about the drywall board, stapling the fabric into spot from behind. The procedure is exactly like reupholstering a seat cushion.
Make positive to pull the fabric as taut as achievable as you comprehensive this step to avoid bubbles of fabric or an uneven pattern on the front. You’ll also want to go heavy on the staples—as you can see pictured above, I place a staple almost each inch or so to make sure the tightest finish.
Ultimately, use a pair of scissors to cut away the excess material from the back of your drywall and then flip it more than. If there are any areas exactly where the fabric didn’t get very tight enough, you can simply flip the board back over and add a couple of far more staples. Or, if you need to have to fix any regions much more heavily, it’s straightforward to eliminate particular staples making use of a flat head screwdriver (or even a butter knife if you’re in a pinch!). Restaple as necessary.
Now for the enjoyable part! Grab an assortment of push pins (most of mine have come from the dollar section of Target—my favored place in town) and pin away. From Thank You notes and company cards, to fairly prints and fabric swatches—anything goes.
The very best element is that, in contrast to normal cork material pin boards, drywall will final basically forever. The material will take much, much longer to break down (if ever) since of the pricks from push pins, so your inspiration can hold changing from season to season and you’ll usually have a place to display it.
So, now I have to ask. What would you have carried out with your drywall board? Feeling additional inspired? Visit USG Corp. to discover exactly where to buy supplies and then put that creative thought to the very very best of uses!