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Architects in Cape Town

FNB Bank City Courtyard Refurbishment

[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="24" line_height="34" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Project Summary" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Project Summary The Bank City courtyard is located along Simmonds Street in the centre of the 4 FNB Bank City precinct buildings. The courtyard is situated on top of a four-level basement parking complex used by the Bank City precinct staff. The client had requested us to activate the “dead” space between the company buildings by converting it into a recreational space for staff. Our concept was that of an “Urban Sanctuary” with the idea to convert the space into a vibrant urban park.  To incorporate natural ground and vegetation to the existing bare concrete landscape, we introduced wooden planters to demarcate the space, allowing for medium-sized perennial trees to be planted. To soften the concrete surface, we layered the concrete surface silica sand topped with manicured varying lengths of “golfing green” astroturf. The result was an organic, natural green pocket contrasted against the...

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Architects in Cape Town

Masiphumelele Sports Ground

[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="24" line_height="34" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Project Summary" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]The Masiphumelele Sports Ground is a new building in Masiphumelele, Noordhoek. Masiphumelele is an informal settlement that was in desperate need of a sports facility and associated sports grounds for the community. The building consists of an administration wing which is in turn separated by a covered seating component. The administration wing is then separated by a passage from an indoor sports hall. architecture firms cape town The Masiphumelele Sports Ground is roofed with a mono-pitch that falls to the north. The roofs are then accentuated by perpendicular face-brick walls that define the central access passage that organises the rooms and circulation of the building. architecture firms cape town[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Eco Park eco-friendly architecture firms

Eco Park in False Bay

[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="24" line_height="34" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Project Summary" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]As we've mentioned on our portfolio page, South Africa's unique environment plays a large role in how we choose our projects. The Eco Park in False Bay is one such example that shows off just how South Africans can treasure their environment as well as create an interactive workspace. Eco Park is an eco-friendly business park built on the False Bay coast. This business park is at the cutting-edge of sustainable design and offers a unique working environment in a secure, well-managed facility. Design Scape Architects took on this project as the eco-friendly architecture firm we are, with a passion for unique, environmentally-friendly solutions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Apartment Architects Cape Town

Conlog Office & Factory Development

[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="24" line_height="34" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Project Summary" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Tasked by the developer to propose ways of retaining an existing tenant, a large-scale international electronic manufacturing company, on the verge of relocating due to changing requirements and corporate image. Our proposal changed their intention to relocate. We endeavoured to "connect" the building to its street and context as well as the employees to their work spaces. The vertical organisation of the building expresses and showcases the manufacturing process.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Architects in South Africa

Phillipi Stadium

[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="24" line_height="34" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Project Summary" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]This was a meaningful project for us as architects in South Africa. The upgrading and additions to the Philippi Stadium formed part of the 2009 Confederations Cup and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The site was earmarked as one of two venue-specific training sites (VSTS) in the greater Cape Town area. The criteria for selecting these VSTSes were that they should add value and be of use to the broader community post 2010, that they should attempt to redress the imbalances of the past, and leave a lasting legacy for SAFA, PSL and football development at large.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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modern architecture

1 Dorp Street

[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="24" line_height="34" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Project Summary" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Firstly, modern times call for modern architecture. So, the modernisation of 1 and 3 Dorp Street was required. As a result, we created a new reception area to organise the entry to the two buildings. Natural stone and wood were offset by modern, clean materials. This created a space which met the corporate standards required by the brief and office space in the Cape Town City Centre.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Structural Engineering

Marlon Umhlanga

[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="24" line_height="34" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Project Summary" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]This is a good example of where structural engineering and design become hugely important. This development comprises of three floors of retail with dedicated parking. The design generator was to maximise visibility from all sides, giving tenants as much exposure as possible while emulating the movement and dynamism of its context.  We responded to climate through various architectural interventions, as well as interplay between integration into landscape and dynamic form.  The design language expresses the building elements as individual components strung together to form a beautiful architectural object.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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New house design

7 Lemon Lane

[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="24" line_height="34" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Project Summary" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]This project is situated in Newlands Village and on the Liesbeek River. This new house design was centred around a large double volume living area that flows on to a long-covered veranda linking the house to the river. As a result, the space opens up discreetly to the north for light. Thus, taking full advantage of the spectacular mountain views.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Architects in Cape Town

Ulundi

[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="24" line_height="34" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Project Summary" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]It's one of the original buildings at the V&A Waterfront and, through many transformations, now rests as an art gallery. The Everard Read Gallery acquired the building for their new gallery, CIRLA. The building had been used for offices and so it’s conversion into a contemporary gallery required opening the building’s spaces and taking into consideration the rich heritage aspects and historical context of the building.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Architects and Interior Designers in Cape Town

Simon’s Town

[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Montserrat" font_size="24" line_height="34" font_weight="700" letter_spacing="-0.4" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Project Summary" color="#222222"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]The site is located on a steep hillside in Cape Town Simon’s Town. The house is conceived to hug the contours with monopitch sheeting roofs that roll down the site. A vertical white chimney provides a ventricle focal front.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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