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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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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Street view of New Zealand House apartments

New Zealand House – Apartments

(renamed Venice House)   The re-purposing of this 1926 office block through adaptive re-use to accommodate apartments required not only rethinking of the spatial division of the various floors, but also incorporating additional functions which were not part of the office program.  In this case it necessitated the need to re-plan the reticulation of services vertically through seven floors to facilitate kitchens...

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