Modern and minimalistic home situated in Vredehoek, Cape Town.
Clean lines, refined details and honest material choices make this open plan home a sophisticated yet comfortable place to retreat and recharge.
Currently under construction.
Concept design and design development for double dwelling in Noordhoek, Cape Town.
Low profile bungalow volumes with private courtyards and terraces placed on open farmland adjacent to existing dwelling. Spaces between strong, continuous wall segments are filled with glazed fronts or slatted timber screens to create external spaces with privacy and light.
Redevelopment of commercial property to two upmarket residential units in the Cape Town CBD.
Relocation of the German Consulate in Cape Town.
Adequate commercial space within the CBD to be sourced and developed to suit the stringent requirements of a consulate facility. Alterations and additions to adapt commercial shell as well as interior layouts and design.
The brief includes planning and execution of temporary accommodation for the consulate while the new facilities are being built.
Design proposal and feasibility study for a block of flats in post industrial suburb in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany.
The free standing volume occupies a vacant backyard and garden, shielding its tenants from the noisy main street. Each of the 6 low cost units is orientated for maximum privacy, views and light, while the internal fittings and components have been standardised for cost effectiveness.
Each floor consists of two flats plus a additional, central space that can be switched to one of the units or can be used independently.
This allows to react to changing family circumstances without having to move.
Addition and alterations to classic postmodern villa in Bantry Bay, Cape Town.
The existing layout of the building is strictly symmetrical and strongly influenced by geometrical postmodern shapes. The challenging part of this renovation was to ad multifunctional spaces and to update finishes without disturbing the postmodern character of the house.
Sculptural single residential dwelling for owner.
Ocean view drive, Bantry Bay, Cape Town.
As project architects for lions ark studio we have lead this one of a kind sculptural landmark from foundation to final touches;
Nestled within the rocks of Lion’s Head, this building sits on the ridge overlooking the Atlantic sea board.
With 360 degree views including Table Mountain, the 12 Apostles, Clifton beaches, Robben Island and Lions’ Head it arguably could be the most dramatic site in Southern Africa.
Each level is articulated around certain features of the site, organic shapes and free forms blending in with nature and emphasizing natural beauty and vistas.
New residence for owner.
Country home with a modern twist on the slopes of Hout Bay, Cape Town.
Intelligent spacial planning and use of pre-manufactured materials allowed a generous open space floor plan while remaining very cost effective. Considered positioning on the site and simple yet sophisticated detailing resulted in a short construction time.
Guesthouse project in Table View, Cape Town.
New structure on a virgin site in the suburban fabric of Flamingo Vlei. The proposed building concept allows for usage as guest house or spacious single residential dwelling. Open plan living spaces flow into a large wind protected courtyard while the sleeping areas are orientated towards the privacy of the leafy back garden. The double story frontage provides views of table mountain and generates identity in the flat topography of the suburb.
Building plans approved, construction pending.
Dwelling for Owner, Tree Road, Camps Bay
Complete transformation of a neglected ugly duckling in a slick and contemporary home with minimal budget and resources.
Alterations and Additions for Owner, Exner Avenue, Vredehoek;
Total refurbishment and extension of a typical Vredehoek Villa. Of the badly neglected existing building only the basic structural shell could be maintained. A new, modern roof, carefully integrated in the local architectural language provides ample first floor space. The closed cell structure of the building was updated to a generous open plan space with a separate garden flatlet.
Preliminary design proposal and feasibility study for a second dwelling on a large plot.
Built around existing pool, the partially recessed ground floor serves as a solid plinth to the airy open plan living areas above. The bedrooms are discretely shielded from the neighboring buildings but still offer plenty of light and air. Kitchen and living area open onto a large floating terrace with great views over Camps Bay.
24 up-market apartments and commercial units for developer.
Adderley Street, Cape Town, South Africa.
http://www.thecolosseum.co.za/405/index.html - copy/paste link for virtual tour.
Designed in the Art Deco style, The Colosseum was built in the 1930’s. At that time it was one of Cape Town’s first cinematic theatres and one of the only mixed use theatres in South Africa to include apartments above. The building was recently transformed into a mixed use apartment block. Each unit is different and is designed to a high standard of finishes.
Each apartment was individually designed to provide uniqueness but also form a part of the whole ensemble. The modern interiors are juxtaposed with the Art Deco style building.
refurb of existing victorian townhouse to bed and breakfast guesthouse, including a roof space loft appartment for owner.
scott street, gardens, cape town
Six on scott guesthouse is a modern refurbishment of a heritage building located in the heart of old Cape Town. Converting what was a single residential dwelling into a 5 bedroom upmarket bed and breakfast. The unused roof space was converted to a 2 bedroom loft apartment for the owner.
Renovation of heritage status Victorian era townhouse.
Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa.
The original house was built at the turn of the previous century awarding it heritage status, the existing street façade was therefore left unaltered. The internal spaces were reorganised to establish a physical and visual flow between communal spaces, both internal and external. Private spaces stem off from the social spaces, allowing a variety of uses. The house was designed to allow as much natural light in as possible, complimenting the spacious, high ceilinged rooms.
The new house, carefully inserted into the existing shell provides privacy whilst offering views of Robben island, Lion’s head and Signal Hill.
typical narrow residential building on beach front plot in danang, vietnam;
minimal budget and language barrier made this project a real adventure.
Architectural ideas competition entry for Trafalgar Park spatial/ urban planning.