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2018 250 Buitengracht 250 Buitengracht, Cape Town Built
2018 Leyden House, Unit 5 Buitensingel St, Cape Town Built
2018 236 Buitengragt Street Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Built
2017 Aquarium Shop V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Built
2015 Disa Primary School Hout Bay In Progress
2015 27 Clovelly Avenue Vredehoek Project
2014 43 Lion Street Bo-Kaap Built
2014 Skukuza Restaurant Kruger National Park Built
2014 Quay 4 V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Built
2014 The Diamond Works Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Windhoek, OR Tambo Airport, Seychelles Built
2014 Lammershoek Farm Darling, West Coast In Progress
2014-2017 De Waterkant De Waterkant, Cape Town Built
2013 Out of India Mumbai International Airport, India Built
2013 Made in SA V&A Waterfront Built
2013 Indaba Lifestyle OR Tambo Airport, Gauteng Built
2013 Bambara OR Tambo Airport, Gauteng Project
2013 House Scheibe Silverhurst, Cape Town Built
2013 Urban Design Pretoria & Rondebosch In Progress
2013 House Reddy Hall Gauteng In Progress
2012 Murdocks V&A Waterfront Built
2012 Light Fittings Cape Town In Progress
2012 Balustrade Furniture Private Residence, Cape Town Built
2012 Kenya Duty Free Nairobi International Airport, Kenya Project
2011 Out of Africa Kids OR Tambo Airport, Gauteng Project
2011 House Rese Gordon's Bay, Western Cape Project
2010 Signal Hill Bo-Kaap Project
2010 Langbaai House Voelklip, Hermanus Built
2010 Voortrekker Road Maitland, Cape Town Project
2010 The Curator Buchanan Square, Salt River, Cape Town Built
2009 African Relish Prince Albert Built
2008 African Origins V&A Waterfront, CTIA, OR Tambo Built
2008 House Sibanda Yserfontein, Western Cape In Progress
2007 House J Simonstown Built
2007 Robben Island Shop Robben Island, Table Bay Project
2006 Tanur Jewellery Sandton City, V&A Waterfront Built
2006 Afro Cafe Salzburg, Austria Built
2006 Afro Coffee Exhibit various Built
2006 Serengeti Tented Camp Wagakuria, Serengeti, Tanzania Built
2005 Canterbury Square Canterbury Street, Cape Town Built
2005 Central Park Dublin, Ireland Project
2004 Ella Street Houses Bo-Kaap Built
2004 111 on 11th Guest House Hermanus Built
2004 Mystic Rose Muizenberg, Cape Town Built
2004 African Eco Store OR Tambo International Airport, Gauteng Built
2004 House Fitzgerald Constantia, Cape Town Built
2003 Leyden House Gardens, Cape Town Built
2003 Breede River Malgas, Breede River, Western Cape In Progress
2003 NGK Synod Gardens, Cape Town Project
2003 Centrepoint Milnerton, Cape Town Demolished
2002 House Ferraz Bantry Bay, Cape Town Built
2002 Protea Hotels Lagos, Nigieria Built
2002 218 Buitengragt Street Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Built
2001 Out Of This World V&A Waterfront Built
2001 Wolpe Balusrade Maitland, Cape Town Built
2001 Clarins Furniture Clarins Headquarters, Cape Town Built
2001 Hurlingham House Hurlingham, Gauteng Built
2001 House Aucamp-Oosthuizen Vredehoek, Cape Town Built
2000 & 2013 The Parks Shops Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant Park, Tsitsikamma National Park Built
2000 Restoration Work Stellenbosch, Western Cape Built
2000 Brunswick Terraces Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Built
2000 Parceval Pharmaceuticals Wellington, Western Cape Built
1999 - 2012 Out Of Africa V&A Waterfront Built
1999 House Rushmere-Maltbie Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Built
1999 (not yet fertilized) Egg Chair Cape Town Project
1999 Wine Ways V&A Waterfront Demolished
1999 Pinns Jewellery V&A Waterfront Demolished
1999 House Malan Voëlklip, Hermanus Built
1999 Trevoyan Guest House Gardens, Cape Town Built
1999 St. Francis Bay Hotel St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape Project
1997 Glass Table Cape Town Built
1997 House Vith Hout Bay, Cape Town Built
1997 5 Roodehek Street Gardens, Cape Town Built
1996 Spine Staircase Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Built
1996 African Image V&A Waterfont Demolished
1996 45 Leeuwen Street Bo-Kaap Built
1996 Catherine Moore Hyde Park Corner Built
1996 Mummy Bureau Private Residence, Cape Town Built
1994 Whale Seat Cape Town Project
  • African Relish Culinary School
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    Prince Albert, the ‘karoo village’, some 400km north-east of Cape Town is surrounded by dramatic mountain landscape with the towering Swartberg to the south, separating the Great & Little Karoo. A town of 8 000 inhabitants with numerous historic and original Cape Dutch, Karoo and Victorian buildings, it enjoys a consistent climate of high sunshine and spectacular night skies and although located in an arid region, the ‘continual’ flow of water from the looming Swartberg, channelled through ‘leiwater’ furrows make it somewhat of a ‘karoo oasis’.

    The variety of local farming generates much in the way of produce, which, together with the weekly Saturday market, yearly Olive Festival and emerging array of restaurants and coffee shops have resulted in the town’s growing status as a ‘foodie destination’.

    This as background, African Relish was conceived by the Client as a culinary tourism destination. The site, approximately 4000 square metres in extent is home to an existing 153 year old ‘Langhuis’, of simple form and structure, dominating the frontage onto Church street, the town’s main road. The Culinary school occupies the area of site between the existing building and the recently planted olive orchard extending to the east of the property. Site position means the two buildings remain independent, maintaining the hierarchical importance of the Langhuis, but connecting formally and informally by way of the open spaces in between, the obvious site axes and the re-formalised circulation routes previously existent on the site.

    From Church Street the impact of the culinary school is deliberately negligible. The building is simple in nature and looks to acknowledge, whilst re-interpret the vernacular of Karoo town building forms in a contemporary way. It’s single storey volume ‘nestles’ close to the natural fall of the land, mimicking the ‘squatness’ of scale of the residential typology evident throughout the town. It makes use of simple inclined roof planes and vertically dominant chimney flues and parapet profiles to internally accentuate the vertical proportion to the main cooking hall, whilst at the same time capturing high level light and views, both to the north and south.

    The accommodation brief is four–part, with the primary spaces of cooking, servicing and lounging arranged to form a central dining court. Covered ‘stoeps’ and walkways allow for connection between interior & exterior and provide some respite from what can be extreme heat and harsh sunlight in the summer months. The Dining Court turns it’s back on the prevailing southern winds and is flexible to both shut down or open up to the sky above and formalised landscape, herb gardens and lounging lawns extending to the north. Elements of earth, fire and water form the focal points along this primary axis. An essential part of the Client brief was to make the building ‘film friendly’ as filming in kitchens can be difficult due to distance and fixed object constraints. Internally the spaces are light, spacious and lofty, almost empty, generating a need to occupy and celebrate the cooking/dining experience.

    It is testament to both the committed involvement of Client and Contractor that the building was realised with only minor changes to the conceptual proposal, minimal layout & detail documentation, on a relatively nominal budget.

African Relish

  • African Relish Culinary School
  • African Relish Culinary School
  • African Relish Culinary School
  • African Relish Culinary School
  • African Relish Culinary School
  • African Relish Culinary School
  • African Relish Culinary School
  • African Relish Culinary School
  •  

    Prince Albert, the ‘karoo village’, some 400km north-east of Cape Town is surrounded by dramatic mountain landscape with the towering Swartberg to the south, separating the Great & Little Karoo. A town of 8 000 inhabitants with numerous historic and original Cape Dutch, Karoo and Victorian buildings, it enjoys a consistent climate of high sunshine and spectacular night skies and although located in an arid region, the ‘continual’ flow of water from the looming Swartberg, channelled through ‘leiwater’ furrows make it somewhat of a ‘karoo oasis’.

    The variety of local farming generates much in the way of produce, which, together with the weekly Saturday market, yearly Olive Festival and emerging array of restaurants and coffee shops have resulted in the town’s growing status as a ‘foodie destination’.

    This as background, African Relish was conceived by the Client as a culinary tourism destination. The site, approximately 4000 square metres in extent is home to an existing 153 year old ‘Langhuis’, of simple form and structure, dominating the frontage onto Church street, the town’s main road. The Culinary school occupies the area of site between the existing building and the recently planted olive orchard extending to the east of the property. Site position means the two buildings remain independent, maintaining the hierarchical importance of the Langhuis, but connecting formally and informally by way of the open spaces in between, the obvious site axes and the re-formalised circulation routes previously existent on the site.

    From Church Street the impact of the culinary school is deliberately negligible. The building is simple in nature and looks to acknowledge, whilst re-interpret the vernacular of Karoo town building forms in a contemporary way. It’s single storey volume ‘nestles’ close to the natural fall of the land, mimicking the ‘squatness’ of scale of the residential typology evident throughout the town. It makes use of simple inclined roof planes and vertically dominant chimney flues and parapet profiles to internally accentuate the vertical proportion to the main cooking hall, whilst at the same time capturing high level light and views, both to the north and south.

    The accommodation brief is four–part, with the primary spaces of cooking, servicing and lounging arranged to form a central dining court. Covered ‘stoeps’ and walkways allow for connection between interior & exterior and provide some respite from what can be extreme heat and harsh sunlight in the summer months. The Dining Court turns it’s back on the prevailing southern winds and is flexible to both shut down or open up to the sky above and formalised landscape, herb gardens and lounging lawns extending to the north. Elements of earth, fire and water form the focal points along this primary axis. An essential part of the Client brief was to make the building ‘film friendly’ as filming in kitchens can be difficult due to distance and fixed object constraints. Internally the spaces are light, spacious and lofty, almost empty, generating a need to occupy and celebrate the cooking/dining experience.

    It is testament to both the committed involvement of Client and Contractor that the building was realised with only minor changes to the conceptual proposal, minimal layout & detail documentation, on a relatively nominal budget.

African Relish