BAKOVEN, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
The project at House Bakoven was initiated by Indigo Architects who were looking for an elegant solution to finishing off the roof space. This was without having to use cumbersome beams or cover the roof in with a low ceiling in the living room and kitchen space of an opulent and immaculately finished home in Bakoven, Cape Town. Structural roof truss cables perform the duty usually reserved for beams with a minimalist stainless steel tensioned cable which carries the load to prevent the roof supports from caving in.
This allows for a higher volume ceiling as the room transcends into the ceiling space above, and the cables all but dissapear.