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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Troskie Cottage 2018

Troskie Cottage 2018

It is always a rewarding experience to be able to restore/renovate or adapt an existing older structure imbued with character and history. The process also affords the opportunity to allow it to learn new ways to accommodate contemporary needs, while being an environmentally sustainable approach as it conserves the embodied energy of the structure, it also ensures heritage continuum.   This type...

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Bezuidenhoudt Street view

House Leiwater 2017

This project, a contemporary infill house on an undeveloped site, triggered Section 31 of the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999 as it falls within the historic core of Stanford village, having been proclaimed an Urban Conservation Area by Government Gazette No 1909 of 15 December 1995 under the old National Monuments Act 28 of 1969. The challenge was...

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