Solar energy, rainwater harvesting, and natural sustainable materials are key elements of the mandate to enlarge the original structure and allowing generous light to unveil the infinite ocean views and majestic northern mountain views of this Kleinmond property.
Part of the planning process of this 'neo-modernist' project in Pringle Bay is to incorporate potential future development while focusing on indoor/outdoor living and maximising views and light.
Originally built in 1983, House Keer Weder in Hermanus was converted into a low-maintenance, practical, aesthetically pleasing abode, while adding substantial investment value.
This solid 1950's house in Hermanus has absorbed a number of additions and alterations over the years and with new ownership in 2022, a fifth layer is added to accommodate contemporary lifestyle needs.
The brief for this extensive additions and alterations project called for a double garage, two more bedrooms with bathroom as well as an entertainment area and conservancy.
Originally built in 1977, the holiday house commands a breath-taking view over Pringle Bay towards the Klein Hangklip mountain range with False Bay as backdrop.
Quality architecture is the result of a good conversation and House Geisler-Steyn, which is now in design development stage, has so far delivered a quality discourse.
Island house is a unique response in the study of a family home. Situated in a conservation area on the Island of Sanibel on the west coast of the USA, the design incorporates various green building technologies to lower maintenance levels and reduce the carbon footprint.
Heritage structure House Stoney Ridge, of which the original core cottage was built in 1948, is one of the first holiday houses built in Pringle Bay at the foot of Pringle peak. Restorative maintenance was undertaken to preserve the streetscape character and authentic spirit of place.
The philosophy behind the design of House Viljoen in Pringle Bay is one of scaling down but still having the conveniences expected from a larger structure without the required higher maintenance costs. Space has also been allowed for possible future additions.
Troskie Cottage, a three bay renovated cottage that falls within the Stanford Urban Conservation Area, has been renovated to be environmentally sustainable.
Van Wyk Building, a small-scale mixed-use development in Betty's Bay, consists of a two-bedroom apartment over a shop and parking garage on the ground floor.
Phase 1 of Brigadoon Village, a dementia assisted living facility in Betty's Bay, involves repurposing a heritage graded IIIB site and adding a multi-purpose communal space.
This 1926 office block in Cape Town is being re-purposed as contemporary apartments – including a street level shop front – without undermining its historic reading and character.
An environmental impact assessment was done for SANCCOB's proposed bird rehabilitation centre between Betty's Bay and Kleinmond because of its location in the buffer zone of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.
The spatial arrangement of House Augustyn, a contemporary holiday house, ensures a positive flow while enforcing continuous connectivity with the entertainment and play areas.
House Leiwater is sympathetic to the heritage context in Stanford village through its eclectic form, while offering the functionality of a contemporary house.
A surgical touch was required to allow House Fritz "Hokaai!", a 1920’s house in Kleinmond, to adapt to modern needs without undermining the heritage value of the property.
House Lermer, Betty's Bay grade IIIC heritage site, was designed architecturally to retain historic heritage value, incorporating advanced sustainability technology.