Pelican Systems Redefines Beautiful Ceilings At Oban Estate KZN
OBAN estate is a contemporary residence and equestrian facility located in Summerveld, KZN. The estate is situated within the lush rolling hills of Shongweni, situated half an hour inland from the port city of Durban. The name of the estate alludes to the Scottish seaside town from where the owner’s family originates.
Pelican Systems recently had the privilege of assisting with this new build. They supplied the materials for the ceilings and bulkheads to form a part of this unique equestrian estate’s latest build of around 1000m2.
A magnificent entrance
The point of entry to this 4 hectare (430000 ft²) site involves driving through a raw concrete and corten gatehouse and along a curved, tree-lined avenue. This provides an opportunity to catch obscured rhythmic glimpses of the home through evenly spaced Plane trees. Emerging from this leafy tunnel of dappled light, and passing under a low slung cantilevered canopy that opens up into an expansive parking court, signals the arrival at the private residence.
This project was driven by a brief to see contemporary architecture, equestrianism, and nature, blend into a reality that was inspiring, functional and unique within the context of its spectacular setting.
The ceilings in this home are expansive with clean lines, dramatic bulkheads and lighting features which add to the design and overall effect.
PS3 as a shadowline trim has been used extensively to create the floating ceiling effects. Overall a resounding success and a dramatic and awe-inspiring project.
Pelican Systems products and brands installed in this project include Flush Plastered Ceilings, JUMBO Grid, JUMBO Plasterboard, Specialist JUMBO Boards, and Insulation.
This modern home with brutalist undertones expressed in the structural design, takes on a simple arrangement of monolithic linear forms that project out across the vast manicured lawn and gently sloping paddocks, whilst still managing to position itself comfortably amongst the existing mature trees.
Architects: Metropole Architects
Design Architect – Nigel Tarboton
Project Architects – Tyrone Reardon & David Louis
Project Technologist – Chris Laird
Ceilings: Pelican Systems.