South African architecture practice SAOTA, led by Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl, Greg Truen, Phillippe Fouché, and Mark Bullivant, has designed renowned luxury residential and commercial projects on six continents. With reference to South African modernism and a foundation in International Style, their projects are known for taking advantage of wildly beautiful natural settings. Firmly rooted in place, their designs prioritize the relationship between the building and its site. The firm’s signature look—sleek, modern buildings set on dramatic hills and coastlines—are the result of their spirit of enquiry combined with a close examination of function and form, as well as their use of the most current technology, including virtual reality, in their design processes.
Light Space Life features twenty recent residential projects from around the world, with a particular focus on Africa, illustrated with vibrant color photography and including a foreword by Reni Folawiyo. Two further essays explore the practice’s early overseas work, the three pillars of the company—architecture, interiors, and product design—in relation to the Cheetah Plains project, and the influence of South African modernism on its aesthetic.
SAOTA is a leading architecture rm driven by Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl, Greg Truen, Phillippe Foucheé, and Mark Bullivant who share a potent vision easily distinguished in their design.