House Fritz 2015
Erf 4368, Kleinmond
A single storey double pitch cottage, built around 1920, and its relationship as a positive contributing component of a streetscape grouping and coastal walk was the subject of conservation concern in this project. It contains some architectural, historical, contextual and associative significance. Additions, Alterations and partial demolition was to be affected to this “Grade III C” heritage resource to maintain use value in a sought after beachfront area which falls within a Special Management Zone. As heritage practitioner the task was to ascertain precisely what is of significance in order to determine guidelines for the architectural re-development proposal. As architectural practitioner the task was to interpret the programme against the background of the established design indicators, informants and constraints to develop a proposal. The main motivation was to improve the existing use while reconfiguring insensitive prior additions through well contemplated contemporary insertions to improve aesthetics by means of a “critical/values based approach”.