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Johannesburg-based architectural firm Nicholas Plewman Architects designed this lodge in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. Jabali Ridge is a beautiful, sophisticated building set amid huge granite boulders with mesmerising views across the vast wilderness of the National Park. It overlooks a landscape dotted with spiky palms and bulbous baobabs and blends seamlessly into the natural surroundings with an elegant, contemporary style. It’s truly a special place to stay.
The building has a low-profile balustrade which offers undisturbed views of the National Park. Emerging from the raw landscape, the lodge is made of a permeable timber structure to provide unrestricted vantage points to immerse the visitor in the wilderness. Tensile Cables wanted to showcase this magnificent lodge to illustrate the importance of the unobtrusive balustrade.
If you love to sleep among natural raw materials, furniture and fixtures, this small vacation place can be a perfect choice. All rooms are completely open to nature, but guests are also able to close the structure with wooden shutters.
One of the primary design drivers was that the lodge shouldn’t be visible to the human eye from a distance,” said Nicholas Plewman Architects. The result is a building that blends seamlessly into the rocky outcrops of the region.”
Tensile Cables offers slim 3, 4 and 5mm Balustrade cables that deliver the simplicity of unobscured views and are a great addition to any balustrade. Our cables open your view of the wonderful African bush and are ideally suited to any balustrade or deck, be it for a lodge, or your town house in the city, or overlooking Table Mountain or the Atlantic Ocean.
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