FIG TREE GUESTHOUSE
Fig Tree Guesthouse is situated in the heart of Windhoek's CBD. The brief was to provide boutique accommodation to business executives and elegant tourists. Claud Bosch Architects was appointed to both re-design and decorate the Client's previous residence, who wished to convert the site to an upmarket guesthouse. The Architect and Interior Decorators successfully completed a timeless and stylish design that offers luxurious yet comfortable accommodation. An outside deck with swimming pool, gym facilities and an organic herb and vegetable garden was also provided for.
River Crossing Lodge is located on a pristine 6500 hectare game reserve just outside Windhoek. The Client requested a design that emulates old German farm houses providing spacious outside 'stoep' areas ideal for sun-downers. The main lodge building comprises of a dining room, a centrally situated bar, a lounge with fireplace, a conference room with seating for up to 65 delegates and a boardroom for more intimate meetings. Nestled outside between the lounge and dining area is the pool area with an elevated wooden deck that offers a breathtaking view of Windhoek. 20 Guest chalets offer visitors en-suite bathrooms and private patios. 6 double chalets present views of Windhoek while 14 twin chalets face East, offering superb sunrise views of the Moltkeblick Mountain.
RIVER CROSSING LODGE
Epacha Game Lodge & Spa is located on top of the hills of the 21,000 ha large Epacha Private Game Reserve, which borders the main road to Etosha National Park and has its gate at only 60 km from the entrance of the park. The main lodge building comprises reception, lounge, dining, deck bar, kitchen, a cosy library, cognac and cigar room and an exquisite wine cellar underneath the restaurant. Surrounding the main lodge and overlooking the private game reserve are 18 luxury chalets spread over the hills and connected with timber walkways. The spa was a comprehensive design, inclusive of all relevant facilities.
EPACHA GAME LODGE AND SPA
Chobe Savanna Lodge is situated in the Kasika Conservancy in the Zambezi Region of Namibia. The lodge is built on the southern bank of the Chobe River and overlooks the vast floodplains from the south Zambezi to the Chobe River banks of Botswana. Considering the sweeping vistas of the classic savanna environment, the Architect skilfully designed a thatched, open-sided main building that provides a 270-degree view over the river. The award winning main building, with decked thatch structure, makes provision for a bar, lounge, dining hall and kitchen on a picture deck. Thatched chalets, each with a private deck, integrated bedroom, lounge and en-suite facilities, completed the design brief of the project.
CHOBE SAVANNA LODGE
Eden Lodge is situated in the Na-Jaqna Conservancy in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia. The main residence and luxurious camp, consisting of brick and tented chalets with a thatched main building, is built on the banks of the Omuramba Omatako river with picture decks. Both facilities boast full amenities. The swimming pools both overlook water holes and provide guests with surprising views of various wild animals that are home to the nearly 30,000 hectare game farm.
TWYFELFONTEIN COUNTRY LODGE
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is located in the Huab Valley in Namibia’s Kunene region (formerly known as Damaraland). Twyfelfontein was proclaimed a national monument in 1952 and became Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. The lodge comprises of 56 en-suite rooms and a luxury VIP suite placed a discrete distance from the other buildings. The main building (800m²) accommodates a lounge, bar, dining hall and kitchen (elevated to 4m), with a reception area and various other offices at ground floor level. It is significant to note that the whole site was rejuvenated to its original state by removing all surface stones prior to construction and replacing it in same patterns afterwards.
Grootberg Lodge is situated in the ≠Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy, located in the mountainous Kunene Region. The Architect skillfully placed and designed the rock and thatch chalets to blend with the surroundings where it is built on the edge of the mountain, overlooking the Klip River Valley. The buildings were all clad with stone salvaged from the footprint of buildings and the access road. All chalets were constructed on the edge of the escarpment, requiring advanced design stilts. The elevated main building provide a lounge, dining hall, kitchen and outside decks that overlook the deep valley below. Road construction, staff facilities, manager housing, and support buildings was also part of this project's brief.
Opuwo Country Lodge is located in one of Namibia's remotest parts, the Kunene Region. The lodge is built on a hilltop and provides a panoramic view of the underlying valley. As the location of the lodge provides an ideal base from where Kaokoland can be explored, the brief was to provide both luxury and standard accommodation with provision for camping sites. The main building accommodates a private lounge, wine cellar, bar and fully equipped restaurant that opens to a spacious patio and outside swimming pool. A total of 40 en-suite rooms offer guests extended views of the remote mountains and, facing Northwest, provide the ideal setting for sun-downers on private decks.
OPUWO COUNTRY LODGE
The proposed Tambopata Lodge is situated along the Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon. Due to the sensitive nature of the site rammed earth walls and tensile roofs were used to create temporary structures as well as simultaneously provide passive cooling and the occasional passive heating. The luxury lodge consists of a large tiered main building with walkways that branch off towards a small auditorium, kitchen, spa and several private bungalows. The position of each building was determined by the state protected Brazil nut tree that prevents buildings of building no closer than 50m from each tree.