Cables provide a minimalist solution for an outdoor space in Constantia

Tensile Cables supplied the cables for a pergola and handrail solution to finish a patio at a home in Constantia, Cape Town.

Accura Construction Solutions worked in conjunction with Joe De Villiers Architects to negotiate with the owner on a minimalist solution to both the shading of the patio and to meet council requirements on the safety of a 2m drop off along a walkway.

While a steel handrail was considered, the homeowner didn’t want to obstruct the flow of the outdoor space and the cables in comparison all but disappear while still providing the necessary safety requirements.

Stainless steel cables run horizontally over the patio on a steel frame to support a vine that over time will grow on the pergola to provide shade for both the patio as well as into the home behind it, as 3m high windows look out into the garden.

Images courtesy Accura Construction Solutions