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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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North East perspective of House Viljoen 2019

House Viljoen 2019

The philosophy behind the design of House Viljoen in Pringle Bay is one of scaling down but still having the conveniences expected from a larger structure without the required higher maintenance costs. Space has also been allowed for possible future additions.

South East perspective

Van Wyk Building 2018/2019

This small-scale mixed-use development, now in planning phase, consists of a two-bedroom apartment on the first floor with parking garage and shop on the ground floor. It is an exercise in compact spatial planning while overcoming restrictions. The difficult site, being narrow and permitting fenestration and doors only at the front and rear, presented a challenge in how to respond architecturally in a viable manner. The sloped site and