Chris van Niekerk

Apartment Wild

Cape Town

Theatrical gestures

Theatre director Matthew Wild was an early client and in remodeling this modest 50m2 apartment, we took our cue from his interest in theatre and music. Dramatic bands of shades of grey are used as a theatrical device to modulate the space into different zones, whilst distinct joinery elements are inscribed with zigzag lines reminiscent of sound waves in a gestural way.

Lighting sources are all hidden, except for two polished copper-pipe pendant luminaries which over emphasize the notion of the source of the light, whilst hinting at an idea of impermanence and whimsy. We used large mirrors to increase the perception of space.

Project Team
Chris van Niekerk, Pierre du Plessis

Angie Lazaro, Chris van Niekerk