Tree Tops Houghton is a newly launched luxury apartment block planned for a site nestled between the suburbs of Houghton and Rosebank in Johannesburg. Designed by dhk Architects for property developers Tricolt, the complex will be perched on top of a two-storey parking podium overlooking the city’s lush canopy – providing an idyllic, leafy setting whilst remaining a mere 10-minute walk from public transport and the vibrancy of Rosebank.
Comprising 131 upmarket one, two and three-bedroom units as well as penthouse suites, the apartments will be positioned around a central landscaped garden including a clubhouse and lap pool. Referencing the world’s largest urban forest, the façade of the building was inspired by light observed through trees, and the manner in which it is filtered in between branches and tree trunks. This also influenced the introduction of warm white walls enriched with dark accents and subtle textures, from stone cladding to metal screens.
All elements have been carefully crafted to create sophisticated and welcoming living spaces. The spacious apartments feature premium finishes, walk-in wardrobes, and private patios and are defined by a timeless colour palette, clean lines and exceptional detailing throughout. Additional amenities include an entertainment area, gym, and state-of-the-art security.
The apartment sizes range from 55m2 one-bedroom units to 236m2 penthouse suites. The deluxe three-bedroom apartments and penthouses each boast a separate entertainment room, study, and wrap-around balcony.
Aram Lello, associate director and lead architect on the project says, “Timeless design elements fuse with a distinctly modern suite of materials to present a façade that, while complementing the existing street fabric, brings the beauty of the streetscape within homes. Tree Tops encompasses a collection of 131 generously proportioned apartments with free-flowing living spaces, spacious courtyards, and wide balconies along with secure parking and lift access”.
A sophisticated and contemporary addition to the area, Tree Tops is expected to be complete in 2020.
About dhk Architects:
dhk has a firmly established reputation as a design-led multidisciplinary studio which incorporates architecture, urban design, landscape design and interior design.
More than 130 people contribute to the success of the company across these disciplines making dhk one of the largest design practices in Africa. dhk’s integrated approach to design in the built environment, coupled with innovative solutions, has garnered international recognition with projects spanning Africa and in Europe.