Solar energy, rainwater harvesting, and natural sustainable materials are key elements of the mandate to enlarge the original structure and allowing generous light to unveil the infinite ocean views and majestic northern mountain views of this Kleinmond property.
Part of the planning process of this 'neo-modernist' project in Pringle Bay is to incorporate potential future development while focusing on indoor/outdoor living and maximising views and light.
Originally built in 1983, House Keer Weder in Hermanus was converted into a low-maintenance, practical, aesthetically pleasing abode, while adding substantial investment value.
This solid 1950's house in Hermanus has absorbed a number of additions and alterations over the years and with new ownership in 2022, a fifth layer is added to accommodate contemporary lifestyle needs.
The brief for this extensive additions and alterations project called for a double garage, two more bedrooms with bathroom as well as an entertainment area and conservancy.
Originally built in 1977, the holiday house commands a breath-taking view over Pringle Bay towards the Klein Hangklip mountain range with False Bay as backdrop.
Quality architecture is the result of a good conversation and House Geisler-Steyn, which is now in design development stage, has so far delivered a quality discourse.
Island house is a unique response in the study of a family home. Situated in a conservation area on the Island of Sanibel on the west coast of the USA, the design incorporates various green building technologies to lower maintenance levels and reduce the carbon footprint.
Heritage structure House Stoney Ridge, of which the original core cottage was built in 1948, is one of the first holiday houses built in Pringle Bay at the foot of Pringle peak. Restorative maintenance was undertaken to preserve the streetscape character and authentic spirit of place.
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.
One of the earliest holiday villas built in Pringle Bay in 1948 by Jock van Niekerk, who was a Springbok rugby player, needs restorative maintenance as well as increased accommodation.
Troskie Cottage, a three bay renovated cottage that falls within the Stanford Urban Conservation Area, has been renovated to be environmentally sustainable.
Van Wyk Building, a small-scale mixed-use development in Betty's Bay, consists of a two-bedroom apartment over a shop and parking garage on the ground floor.
While conserving its heritage value and re-instating certain lacunae, the simple 3-bay Troskie Cottage in Stanford is being refurbished to accommodate a contemporary lifestyle.
Six floors of the New Zealand House office block in Cape Town CBD are spatially divided and re-designed to accommodate apartments while the building exterior will receive minimal intervention.
Phase 1 of Brigadoon Village, a dementia assisted living facility in Betty's Bay, involves repurposing a heritage graded IIIB site and adding a multi-purpose communal space.
This 1926 office block in Cape Town is being re-purposed as contemporary apartments – including a street level shop front – without undermining its historic reading and character.
An environmental impact assessment was done for SANCCOB's proposed bird rehabilitation centre between Betty's Bay and Kleinmond because of its location in the buffer zone of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.