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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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Architects and Interior Designers Cape Town Durban

Everard Read Gallery

[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 rich history plays a large role in how we choose our projects. The Everard Read Gallery is one such example that shows off just how talented South African artists are, and just how proud we should be of our history. The modernisation of the Everard Read Gallery at the Portswood Precinct at the V&A Waterfront required the existing gallery space to be fitted out with new ceiling and lighting. The last update to the building's ceiling and lighting took place 20 years ago, so an update was more than necessary from our architects and designers. The combination of existing windows with natural light and new lighting gives the gallery the flexibility to display paintings and sculptures in a variety of ways.[/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 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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Union House

[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]Union House is located in Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town next to the company gardens. The outfit formed part of the Western Cape government's modernisation of its commercial office spaces, which entailed converting office space, mainly cellular offices, to an open-space concept. Learn more about Design Scape's architects in Cape Town and Durban by visiting our contact page or follow us on Facebook for updates on our projects.[/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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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 Cape Town

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]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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Architects and Interior Designers Cape Town Durban

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]The modernisation of 1 and 3 Dorp Street required a new reception area to organise the entry to the two buildings. Natural stone and wood are offset by modern, clean materials to create a space that meets 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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MEC Offices

[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 office outfit is situated in Church Street in Cape Town City Centre. The Project facilitated the MEC for education in the Western Cape's move from the Golden Acre. Warm national colours and materials, combined with punchy patterns and graphics, provide the backdrop for this place of work.[/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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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 development comprises 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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