Category: Urban design

  • Lampiesbaai Village, St Helena Bay / Chris de Hart Architects

    Architect Chris de Hart adapted the design guidelines he originally wrote for the development of Jacobsbaai Coastal Village “Kontreidorp” for the design of this Lampiesbaai high-density village. After extensive research into the remaining “Sandveld’ vernacular architecture of the West Coast region of South Africa, he pioneered the re-establishment of this unique style which is appropriate […]

  • Picardi Village / Chris de Hart Architects

    Picardi Village is a group-housing scheme next to the well known KWV Head Office in Paarl, Western Cape. It is developed as 8 typical double storey town houses in the classical old Cape Batavian Architecture with a colourful narrow European style cobbled road and individuality created by the juxtaposition of different size windows and doors…

  • Oude Arena Village, Bredasdorp / Chris de Hart Architects

    The site of the Oude Arena Village housing development is the old ”Renbaan”, or racetrack of Bredasdorp in the Western Cape South Africa, situated on the main road on the east side of the town where, in 1901, the first race took place on the agricultural show grounds. The race track is famous not only…

  • Stanford Style / Stanford Aesthetics Committee

    A group of informed and competent volunteers is safeguarding the village of Stanford’s architectural character, and the basis of its economy. For more on Stanford, click here. The original layout of Stanford dates to 1857 when the Kleinrivier Valley Farm was subdivided. This layout was typical of rural villages: a simple grid with large erven…

  • Green Point Urban Park / OvP Associates

    Additional photographs & plans will still be added. Location: Green Point Common, Cape Town Client: City of Cape Town Landscape Architects: OvP Associates Engineers: Quantity Surveyor: Project cost/budget Reconstruction of the Green Point Common Throughout Cape Town’s recorded history of over 350 years, Green Point Common has always played an important role. Diverse uses have…