The Fold Architects

Work Information
III A Chiappini

Private Residence
Bo-Kaap
Cape Town
2013 - 2015

Row house typological investigation

A typical Bo-Kaap semi-detached row house is remodelled in order to take advantage of two crucial site conditions – a continuous servitude running the depth of the building and the possibility of elevated views across the city if access can be gained.

The insertion of a steel staircase and slatted passageway allows for a visual connection between ground and first floors and well and permits light from the skylight above to penetrate the sunken lounge of the house. The servitude is exploited to include a vertically planted garden, which is visible from every part of the house.

Project Team
Chris van Niekerk, Pierre du Plessis, Adriaan Lambrechts

Photography
Michael le Grange / Lida Meyer