The Ocean View villa in South Africa
The Ocean View villa has been designed by Van Ringen Architecten and is located on the waterfront in the charming coastal village of Wilderness in South Africa. The northern facade facing the street is one storey high with three storeys on the southern facade running down to the beach. The northern trajectory of the Sun and the casting of shadows to the south is the primary reason that the terraces facing the beach have been projected southward – thereby increasing external exposure to sunlight whilst at the same time increasing interior shade within the villa. The southern facade has been made mostly transparent to enable views of the Indian Ocean from every room. Floor to ceiling windows (up to 4.5 meters) offer panoramic views over the ocean and adds plenty of natural daylight.