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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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West view from Street

De Wet Cottage 2014

This modern barn-house cottage, which accommodates a city dwellers' need for retreat, encapsulates all the conveniences of a lock-up and go. It is self-sufficient in terms of energy with thermal and photovoltaic technology incorporated in the design. The cottage provides a sense of delight with its human scale and the juxtaposition of contemporary materials with traditional form. The design and orientation maximise interaction with its Elgin mountain-setting.   "Ons het baie gedroom

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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

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