One On Chelsea, Vredehoek

This steeply sloping corner site located at the base of Table Mountain just above the City Bowl, is nestled in a mix of 4 and 5 storey apartment blocks, as well as a number of smaller single residential Victorian houses.  The architects, Objek,  felt that the best way to address the slope and the varied context was to create a contemporary expression of the traditional ‘Row House’ in the form of four semi-detached units. Each of the four units comprisesRead more

Proposed Cape Town building creates a positive and engaging street interface in heritage zone

The site for this proposed residential apartment building is located in a significant Heritage Protection Zone in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. The street is a mix of 19th Century Victorian houses and 1920s Art Deco apartment blocks, many of which are listed as protected buildings. It is interspersed with 1980s apartment buildings which are considered inappropriate to the surrounding architectural environment. The formation of the Heritage Protection Zone by the City of Cape Town, has meant that there areRead more

The Iron Works

In 1922, Cape Town built its first Iron Works on one of the city’s most historically iconic streets, Victoria Road. As a result of its prime location and the fact that it is a fine example of the industrial architecture of that era, it has been listed as a historically significant building worthy of protection. OBJEK’s brief was to convert the existing building into a mixed-use hub, with retail spaces on street level, parking and office space occupying the floorsRead more

Stylish Cape Town Apartment

Johannesburg-born interior designer Megan Bond, of Objek Architects, has renovated her apartment on Cape Town’s Kloof Nek Road. The project entailed a full renovation of the 90sqm, two-bedroom apartment. The aim was to create an open-plan living space and reinvent both the kitchen and bathroom areas. In order to create a sense of space, doorways were heightened and appliances were integrated to be invisible. In keeping with the desired contemporary feel, Megan incorporated clean lines, a neutral and simple paletteRead more