House in Barbara Road, Camps Bay 2006
Additional floor added,
and renovations to earlier
house by D Gerlach (c1985)
for a collector of modern furniture & art
Further photos available on email request
in collaboration with
Dietrich Gerlach Architect
Additions to house in Sea Point 2004
A very small house in very bad condition, in a conservation area. The street has a rather distinctive stepped rythm on one side, but the other is now occupied by a seven storey block of luxury flats.
It was necessary to improve the accommodation to justify the cost of rebuilding. By raising the roof half a metre, a new floor could be added. Also a parking place could be added under the floor.
The intention was to maintain the pattern of the street using traditional devices.
House : Manor Gardens : Durban 1982
Built on pre-existing terraces on a steep, shady site with many large trees. Partly underground, with wild landscaped roof. Traditional wire-enclosed verandah runs inside forming mezzanine. Designed to promote naural ventilation in hot, humid summer, and sun penetration in winter.
Nature-participation landscaping by owner.
Problems : nature can sometimes be a bit difficult to live with.
in collaboration with Colin Savage Architect
Lesser buff-tailed woodland roof-nymph
House : Valley Road : Hout Bay 1983
Site very similar to Manor Gardens house, but in Cape, winter rain climate.
Built between trees, to catch limited winter sun from behind. All levels open to terraces, landscaped by owner.
Work for other Architectural firms
Renovations to an estate of 500 economic flats. carried out in 1993.
Original buildings by R&L Architects (1975).
Changes included reroofing, repairs to balconies, internal repairs and repainting. Pictures taken 1993
Small & Pettit Architects, Pietermaritzburg 1969
House in Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg.
Rooms opening to a glazed, ventilated atrium instead of a verandah, on an open site, in a more extreme, drier climate. Living rooms also open to semi-courtyard giving views northwards over the city.