Cape Town, South Africa
We were able to construct a 5-storey apartment block on a site where a single house previously stood. The block includes five accommodation units: two penthouses, a simplex apartment, a duplex apartment and a double storey townhouse.
In addressing market preferences, the building reflects contemporary living. Open plan living, dining and kitchen areas with end-to-end sliding glass doors, wrap-around terraces and all en-suite bedrooms make these apartments attractive to buyers wanting a low-maintenance luxury lifestyle in upmarket areas.
Mitigating the scale of the building was a key design challenge in a neighbourhood of predominantly family homes. To achieve this, we articulated the facades by expressing certain elements more boldly while recessing other components to create a ‘floating’ effect. In addition, we used different materials, textures and colours to reinforce this design intent.
- Location: Fresnaye, Cape Town
- Completion: 2021