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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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Overall view of completed phase 1 repurposing project

Brigadoon Village

Dementia assisted living facility (Phase 1) This heritage graded IIIB site, situated in Stony Point along the Atlantic Ocean in Betty’s Bay, remembers a time in history when the South African special signal services was accommodated here in barracks during WWII. Their task was to monitor low flying aeroplanes and German U-boat activity around our coastline in support of the allied forces naval movement. Phase 1 of this repurposing project involved converting

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WWII hall

Mooihawens 2014

Erf 5553, Betty’s Bay Situated in the significant Stony Point area of Betty’s Bay, famous for its African Penguin colony, the site of the old whaling station, Khoi reef and during WWII home to a radar station which monitored German U-boat activity around the coast. The architectural and heritage practitioner’s task at hand was to determine the heritage significance of Mooihawens, regarded as a grade IIIB site, to establish indicators, informants and

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