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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.
raymond smith, architectural and heritage practitioner
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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 spatial division of six floors will be re-designed to accommodate

North entrance view

Burger 2nd Dwelling 2014

This infill house is a response to the need for higher urban density in the conservation area of Oranjezicht, Cape Town. It serves the functional life-style of modern city living while resonating with the character of the environs. Conscious of its siting, within a conservation area, this low maintenance and energy-wise dwelling provides an appropriate second dwelling solution. It is a study of infill housing with quiet aesthetics, having to