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App offers virtual tour of Stand 47, home of the future

14 Jul 2014 14:51
Stand 47 is a concept home, recently built at Monaghan Farm Gauteng, to demonstrate what one can do when using considered design and state-of-the-art building materials.
Stand 47's owner and project initiator, Gavin Rooke, in collaboration with architect specialist Edna Peres, have developed a comprehensive virtual tour app.

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Architectural eye

The app is built around Rooke's intimate knowledge of the project that he conceived and executed with several partners, most significantly Saint-Gobain (the primary materials partner), Thomashoff + Partner Architects and Style Projects (the main contractor). It also uses Peres' experience in urban design, particularly in new developments, sustainability (socio-economic and environmental), and high-end estate planning.

Peres has a Master's degree in architecture and brings a keen architectural eye to the virtual journey through the different interior and outdoor areas, including the living area, dining area, bedrooms, modular bathroom, kitchen, garden and swimming pool.

Also integral to the virtual tour are the interior designs by Ebony and the materials used to create a home that achieves a seamless balance between a comfortable, aesthetically beautiful living experience, high-tech building solutions, an efficient house design and an overall better build that will meet the ongoing and changing needs of its owners.

Experiential journey

The materials and their importance are woven into the virtual tour narrative in a compelling way through Peres' easily accessible descriptions. Among the extensive range of materials touched on during the virtual tour is the thermal performance of the Saint-Gobain Gyproc advanced wall systems, the multi-space usage delivered by a foldaway bed in one bedroom and the moisture resistant walls in the flexible bathroom.

The result is an experiential journey through a one-of-a-kind house that provides the blueprint for homes of the future. The Stand 47 App is available online at and on the Stand 47 mobi-site. The latter can be used to guide visitors within the show house via QR codes situated sequentially throughout the house.
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