Video: Taipa Residence Testimonial

What’s equally as satisfying and inspiring as designing houses is changing lives. When an Architect gets a testimonial as below and moves into designing more homes for the same client you can be certain things went smoothly in their original project.

Max & Debbie – The Taipa Residence 

Back in 2015 we started working with these lovely clients to design their dream home on the beachfront of Taipa, in Doubtless Bay. Take a look through the end result of their home on our project page here, and watch the below video showing you around their home & hearing them discuss their thoughts on Arcline Architecture. 

It all started with a recommendation…

As Max states, ‘five years ago we employed Arcline to design us a beautiful house us for us here on the waterfront in Taipa’. This was the start of their journey to living in a beachfront home with multiple living and entertaining spaces to perfectly suit their lifestyle. 
‘We were recommended to Arcline, and we met with Alan, and the moment we met with Alan we sort of clicked together, he immediately understood exactly what our vision was, and started doing some concepts on paper for us and so we knew that he was the man for the job.’ 

What Max states above is the key to any successful architecture, the relationship with the designer. If you feel like the design is heading off on a tangent, this could be your problem. 

”Communication with Arcline was very easy, right from the start we had the cell phone numbers of all the key people, and so if we had a question or query, we’d just ring and immediately someone would either come out or they’d answer the query over the phone’ says Max. Again, the opposite of this is a common occurrence in the design industry, designers finishing their work then sailing off into the sunset. 

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The Home Itself  
Architecture is about designing the house to the site, rather than squeezing a standard plan on the site. As Debbie says, ‘we’ve been able to maximise the very privileged position that we have here with such a wide beachfront, the design of the home brings the sea and all the outside in’. It’s about connecting the home with the surrounding environment. 

Arcline also has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to material usage and styling. ‘The cedar which is outside, which is all varied heights and widths, and we like that real organic feel that we’ve incorporated right throughout the house’ Debbie says. It’s about matching the materials of the home to the clients interior design ideas. 

‘There’s so many things we love about this home, one of the things is how it absolutely maximises the view wherever we are. We really love the fact that there’s so many entertainment areas for us and we’ve really enjoyed sharing that with all our friends and family.’

Would They Use Arcline Again?
Sure, & they already have. As Max says ‘we would definitely recommend Arcline to anybody that was thinking of building a lovely home, in fact, so much so we were so satisfied with them  that we got Alan to design the small project that we did just recently.’

Thanks for the kind words Max & Debbie, and we look forward to designing many more projects with you in the future. 


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