Raymond Smith | Heritage unpacked – the built environment and its poetic qualities
As a philosophical architectural and heritage practitioner I am starting this blog to share information regarding events and concerns involving the built environment, but will probably be more partial to its poetic qualities than its quantitative value.
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Existing condition of 1939 cottage

Troskie Cottage 2017

Erf 419, Longmarket Street, Stanford Village Rehabilitation project of a c. 1939 cottage in Longmarket Street, Stanford. This simple 3-bay cottage with double pitch roof, gable ends and enclosed covered stoep areas, will be refurbished to accommodate a contemporary lifestyle, while conserving its heritage value. Certain lacunae will be re-instated and some insensitive later accretions, such as enclosed stoep areas, will...

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New Zealand House

New Zealand House 2018

Erf 2373, Cape Town Repurposing of an existing office block through the process of adaptive reuse to accommodate apartments. Refurbishment, additions, alterations, partial demolition of internal non-loadbearing partition walls and restorative maintenance to a "Grade IIIB" site. The basement of the 6-storey building will be utilised for storage. The ground floor commercial space with 3 shops will be retained while the...

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Graaff House 2014

Erf 342 Arniston This holiday house, a grade IIIC building, is prominently located in a residential zone on the sea front edge in Taillard Street, in one of three Cape Agulhas Municipality Town Planning Scheme designated heritage precincts of Arniston, which lies 24 kilometers south of Bredasdorp. The area is referred to as “Arniston Old Town” the area east of Pratt...

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