The Albizia House is a residential project created by the Metropole Architects practice in Simbithi Eco-Estate in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The site of the building has one acre and the clients wanted a simple yet sophisticated home. The living areas and the bedroom suites are all oriented toward one of the panoramic vistas such as the dense forest which descends next to the house.
The materials of choice are natural ones such as timber for the deck, cladding and screens, concrete and stone for the off shutter cladding combining together to create an attractive design which is also comfortable and offers privacy.
There is a 25 meter long swimming pool next to the house and the basement cinema room is below it with a glass panel to create a wonderful effect. There is a pond on the approach side creating a serene ambiance and completing the landscape.
The architectural style of the house is inspired by the Google architecture created by the architect John Lautner which is a part of the futurist architecture emphasizing the car culture, the Space Age and the Atomic Age.