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multi-unit : tree road

  • Location : Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • Year : 2004
  • Client : Private
  • Contractor : N/A
  • Project Cost : R 12 000 000 (est)

In recent years increasing population and economic activity has amplified development pressure in Cape Town. This has resulted in an increasing need to redevelop sites at higher densities. This scheme for 3 upmarket town-houses is on a sloping site overlooking the city's Atlantic sea-board. Strictly controlled development rights have resulted from the extensive negotiation process with both the adjacent owners and the local authority. These in turn have defined a strict envelope for the proposal which has been interpreted as an exercise in evolving a simple understated response that is both sculpturally rich in its form and its play of light.