Vumbura Plains Camp by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens
Varied habitat still largely preserved Vumbura Plains Camp Botswana and remarkable profusion of wildlife have long been those who seek adventure in its talons . Close brushes with nature are the order of the day Vumbura Plains Camp , which is located in the center of the figure , sausages and Jackalberry wild trees in the extreme north of the Okavango Delta . Public and private areas of this structure with clean lines were constructed as a series of platforms placed on the floor and connected by a series of forest walks . Lost in fear is a routine experience for visitors here , where the view of the vast floodplain and delta paste scenes lechwe reserved graceful provide memorable performances .
North meets South in more than one way to Vumbura Plains Camp, Wilderness Safaris a concession located in the floodplains of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Vumbura is divided into two distinct but lookalike sites : Vumbura northern plains , consisting of six individual cottages and a honeymoon suite and Vumbura Southern Plains , which includes four cabins with two beds, a honeymoon suite and two family cabins. Each cottage has its own pool , observation deck and lounge ( outdoor pavilion ) and both sides have a common area for meals , rest indoors and outdoors and observing wildlife. The outdoor terrace with a sunken hearth is the place to be that night and moved
The paradigm of the North / South is also evident in the visual language Vumbura Plains, a sensitive exploration of contemporary home design that combines Scandinavian style retainer with new and exciting African aesthetics . Buildings used discrete blond sanded pine – even bleached white by the sun – as the main building material with virtually no additional materials (other than thatched roof bar , canvas and screen “walls” and bamboo blinds for protection against the elements) to suspend all elegant and minimalist profile. Other elements that resonate with functional eloquence include integrated modular seat that replaces the usual sofas and armchairs, emphasizing the purity of form , lack of extraneous detail and an abundance of natural light.
Although not draw Vumbura Plains in traditional African family colonial styles , architecture , colors and decoration to place firmly in the context of continuously reference species. The delicate palette of soft greens and blues, browns and taupe and gray elephanthide are subtle reflections of what appears in the landscape. The organic shapes and forms also have all signs of nature , including the central bar against rock sculpted as African mahogany , groups of registers used as coffee tables and Turkish rolls inspiration in the suites and the library.
Almost every item has been custom designed by the creative team – led by a group of architects husband pioneering duo – Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens and wife George Boorsma and ink Lisebo Mokhesi Design Lab, and the contribution of Interior designers Laurie Owen Carol and English .
To expand the business connection / native nature in a way that is still subtle , the team presented a selection of items ordered : a chair handbeaded function in a ring design and colors Islands watery delta lights , pumpkin, leather cushions whitefish and leather framed mirror fishing tents cotton and leather carpets in the library and bedrooms Handtufted , hanging chairs egg shaped room, a group of large sculptures of sisal in the dining room , which mimics the profiles termite mound in the region , and above a suspended installation teeth resin molded sausage tree lights . The rounded contours of the furniture soften the sharp geometry of the building , the rawness of the wood has been offset by the glow of copper and blown glassware and tactile fabrics lend warm smooth surfaces.
Free inside-outside contact is at the center of each bath stores . Mosquito panels “walls” and shade tarp panels replace the usual glass while kiaat vanities extend through each structure in the area of the outdoor shower to blur the borders . Delta Watershed lilies evoke resin . A number of different opacity white screens to configure the space to open splendid isolation and lightness. In another tribute to the nature of these screens has a laser cut pattern inspired by the large leaves of the surrounding flora . The same leaf pattern is repeated in the shower of white concrete – a delicious decoration decorative band in a pattern otherwise unadorned .
One of the most striking aspects is its transparency touches suites , modular quality . Pine floors extending to compose the base of the bed, headboard and desk as well as in the living room back to form the two together and integrated support section . ” A key process design aspect for us ,” says architect Silvio Rech, ” was to distill the essence of what it means to be a safari. As humans evolved our concept of safari hunting the Big Five of enthusiasm at the prospect of seeing the big five. This eventually gave way to a new sensitivity to be easily and enjoy nature . ” in its most general sense of calm, Vumbura Plains Camp is the perfect place to do it .