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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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Elevation facing the ocean looking south

House Augustyn 2017

This contemporary holiday house is situated in the coastal village of De Kelders. The program serves all the functions which one would expect from a holiday house with focus on entertainment and play areas on ground as well as first floor. The built form, expressed as a cuboid with rectangular footprint, presents a flat plane to the street while shifting extrusions and impressions to create balconies and entertainment spaces, thereby maximising

Veldhuis with green building principles employed

Veldhuis 2015

This single residential dwelling in Betty's Bay expressed as an adapted double barn, is a contemporary re-interpretation of Cape vernacular architecture through its longhouse footprint and gable ends. The internal planning and design is a study in open plan functionality, spatial flow, light and continuous connectivity with context. Its form – with specific reference to the cranked roof ridge line – was inspired by the topography of the Klein-Hangklip mountains.