Spa House is a spectacular mountainside escape in Cape Town, South Africa. The main design focus was to integrate the home with the powerful surrounding landscape and to draw its poetics from the qualities of its environment. The house is formed with a hovering set of elements, suspended over a large water-scape, which forms an extended terrace on the mountainside.
[quote]Water constitutes the primary experience of the building. The floor planes are arranged to provide contrasting experiences of water, and the underwater spa with large viewing windows into the pool has a sense of stillness and mystery.[/quote]