OUR COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

HOUSE MILLIE KRAUSE - SAIA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2019

The design is responsive to the environment and takes into account the cold Bloemfontein winters by inviting the Northern sun to penetrate the facade through asymmetrical dormer windows.


These windows also serve to articulate the entrance facades on both houses, accentuating the asymmetry whilst functioning as an orientation device.

Honest material use contributes to the authenticity of the project. This illustrates the idea that 'the flaw is intrinsic', such as in the use of concrete. The innovative use of "off the shelf" fixtures, fittings, and connection pieces in the furniture, shop fitting, and lighting prove that architects can add value and aesthetics which need not be measured in monetary terms.

XO Architects - Millie Krauze Houses - B

GALLERY ON LEVISEUR - SAIA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2015

The space is light, airy and announces to the city that something new has arrived. This is echoed by the metal-clad box, raised up on stilts which articulates the pedestrian entrance.


Further into the site, the building is more restrained, mobilizing rectilinear geometries to accommodate a room for paintings, a small office and a generous restaurant, leading out onto a terrace.


The building responds well to its respective street edges and the outdoor spaces have been effectively designed. Materials are sophisticated and restrained comprising red face brick, white plastered walls, grey sheet metal and elegantly detailed steel work, allowing the powerful artworks to dominate.”

XO Architects - Gallery On Leviseur - Bl