De Pijp Apartment
The complete renovation and interior design of a typical worker’s apartment in the trendy neighbourhood of De Pijp.
The project involved gutting the entire interior space, including floors and wall plaster.
A new staircase to the loft, once used as a bathroom, is a feature in the small apartment. A galley kitchen links the dining and living area. A sliding timber panel to enclose the living room to create a guest bedroom if required. A spacious loft bedroom leading onto a terrace replaces the former bathroom under the roof.
Grey oak is the predominant finish accented by white walls, stair balustrades, and countertops. Solid oak wide-plank flooring features throughout the apartment.
Cape Town, South Africa
The renovation and interior design of an Edwardian terrace house in the historic neighbourhood of De Waterkant, Cape Town. The building was completely gutted, leaving only the external walls and support structure intact. The second storey was extended, and a third storey was added to take advantage of the views of the harbour and Table Mountain.
The interior architecture is a contemporary extension of the heritage Edwardian-style exterior. A central open staircase connects all levels of the home both physically and visually. Above the stairs is a large skylight, accentuating this architectural feature and introducing light to all levels of the narrow townhouse.
The interiors reflect the simplistic laid-back lifestyle of Cape Town with a subtle Asian influence. The decor is a simple fusion of African and Asian elements. All finishes and fixtures are white with black details.