SAOTA turns Spanish-style house into Stradella villa in Bel Air

South African firm SAOTA has completed its first project in Los Angeles, which involved converting a 1970s Spanish-style residence into a more minimal dwelling. The Stradella house is situated on a promontory in Bel Air, an affluent LA neighbourhood in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Wrapped in stone, stucco and glass, the residence

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SAOTA completes “challenging” restoration of Gilbert Colyn’s modernist Cape Town home

Stefan Antoni of South African architecture studio SAOTA has refurbished a modernist villa overlooking Cape Town and reorganised its open interior to make it better suited to contemporary living. House Invermark was designed in 1969 by architect Gilbert Colyn as his own home, and takes its inspiration from Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House of 1949,

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