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Sunset House

Location: Dalsig, StellenboschStatus: Completed 2021Awards: 2023 CIFA Award for Architecture Responding to the local climate and scenic surroundings, the building embraces an L-shaped layout that encloses a private internal courtyard. Inspired by modernist houses in Stellenbosch, the design learns from the works of modern masters at home and abroad. Careful attention to proportions and ergonomics …

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4 MAY 2019: OPEN CITY LAUNCHES NEW COWORKING SPACE

We had a fantastic launch party with Mantua Silkwear on the 24th of April to officially open our new co-working studio space. Mantua unveiled their new range of silk scarves at the same time. A big thank you to Krone MCC and Autograph Gin Distillery for sponsoring our drinks for the evening.

Simonsberg House

Location: Mostertsdrift, Stellenbosch, Western CapeStatus: In Planning The brief for this project was to design a family home inspired by the principles of the Bauhaus and the work of South African modernist architect, Pius Pahl.  The site is located in Stellenbosch, with a small nature reserve at the Northern boundary and panoramic mountain views over …

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Lagoon House

Location: Langebaan, Western Cape. Status: Completed 2019 Press: Visi Magazine 2019 Awards: 2019 Cifa Award for Architecture.  Lagoon house is situated on a steep, South-West-facing slope overlooking the Langebaan lagoon. A magnificent rocky outcrop directly in front of the site became an important consideration in the placement of the building. Amongst other constraints, design guidelines …

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Floris Smithuijs

Location: Loop Street, Cape Town Status: Completed 2022 Press: Scape Magazine 2022 Situated on the corner of Loop and Church Streets, the old ‘Floris Smithuijs’ is an 18th Century house with Georgian, Victorian and later additions. Years of neglect had left the building in a poor condition; with an awkward layout, lack of natural light …

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Beezantium

Location: Cape WinelandsStatus: Unbuilt This unbuilt design concept is intended to be situated in a garden on a historical Cape Farm, and aims to celebrate the story of bees. The project consists of two elements, a structure housing a bee ‘museum’ and a covered route through the garden that leads the visitor to the museum. …

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Timber House

Location: Noordhoek, Cape Town Status: Under Construction Situated on a large plot in Noordhoek with mountain views to the North and sea views to the West, the design is composed of solid planes that hold open glazed corners that take in the views. Built predominantly out of natural materials, such as timber, rammed earth and …

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Barn House

Location: Brandwacht aan Rivier, Stellenbosch Status: Completed 2018 The concept for this family home is rooted in the classic Cape barn house. The symmetrical stripped down building emulates the timeless simplicity of vernacular Cape architecture, yet incorporates contemporary nuances. Two gable ends face towards the forest and stream beyond, framing the view in a giant …

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Mountain House

Location: Glencairn, Cape Town Status: Under Construction Perched on the Northern slopes of Glencairn, this compact family home enjoys extraordinary mountain views. The building follows the contours of the steeply sloping site and nestles itself into the hillside. By sloping the roof in line with the landscape, the building stays connected to its site and …

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