South Africa’s Westcliff Pavilion

Architect/design team Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens of Johannesburg, South Africa’s INK Design Lab are known for their wholehearted commitment to their projects and their desire to integrate the design with the surrounding environs.

The Westcliff Pavilion is an extraordinary example of their talents, an intricate weave of modern luxury and natural elements. From the exposed wood beams (and the tree in the kitchen!) to the walls whose layers mimic years of exposed sedimentary buildup; to the concrete and glass elements and that pool—you’ve got to see that pool!—Westcliff would be a delight to come home to at the close of every business day, so much so that residents might be tempted to forgo that working stuff and simply luxuriate in the grandeur of their fantastic abode.