Wavecrest

TYPOLOGY COMMERICAL LANDSCAPES, SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABILITY, REHABILITATION & REJUVINATION LOCATION TRANSKEI SIZE 2.9 HA CLIENT PRIVATE ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT


Wavecrest hotel is located on farm 126, situated near Centani in the Mnquma Local Municipality in the Transkei. The proposed new development consist of a boutique hotel and guest house.
Wavecrest hotel is situated on a prime beach front property, leased form the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) and forms part of a second order development node. The proposed development will encourage tourism in the Eastern Cape and create a variety of job opportunities, however, the property is located in a sensitive area of great ecological significance. Together with the fact that the area is ‘n biodiversity node, the site is pose many design challenges with regards to water management and storage, natural vegetation and environmental factors, such as gusting winds and low temperatures. The cultural landscape surrounding the site is heavily.

Layered and should be respected and considered as a guiding tool throughout the design phases of the project. A sense of identity will manifest by using materials that compliment the romantic character of the site, embedded in the rural context and should allow for an environmentally responsive architectural form to emerge. A phasal development is proposed to ensure the complete, but incremental upgrade of the site.


House Vermont

TYPOLOGY RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE, SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABILITY, REHABILITATION & REJUVINATION LOCATION BROODERSTROOM SIZE 280 SQM CLIENT ---- ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS


Located in the untainted surrounds of the Cradle of Humankind, a small house of 185 sqm is hidden away on the slope of a magnificent valley with a pleasant cool breeze. Set down from the apex of a hill the house is completely hidden from sight as one approaches the valley.

A series of stacked rock walls, built with slate from a nearby quarry, is overgrown with wild figs (Ficus abutilifolia) and grasses (Aristida junciformis and Pennisetum setaceum) and is reminiscent of the ‘kraal’ walls dotted throughout this landscape. These serve to camouflage the house nestled between the walls in order to make it ‘disappear’ in the landscape, aided further by the planted roof which overgrown with wild felt grass (Hyparrhenia hirta and Aristida junciformis).