our practice

first established in 1992, indigo architects is led by nemone bieldt + gideon scott, and is based in bo-kaap, cape town.

we have extensive experience in high-end residential & hospitality projects, particularly in heritage + environmentally sensitive contexts, but we do not limit ourselves to any particular sector + have experience in commercial, office + primary health care

how we work


the partners are personally involved with every aspect of the architectural process + additional resources for larger projects are drawn in as + when required. the partners' skills are complementary with gideon providing conceptual design, planning + documentation, while nemone provides planning, management, detailed design, technical + administration skills

culture / design

gideon's interest in contemporary culture, multifunctional design + current affairs brings new ideas + technologies to the practice. he has a keen interest in the role of technology in architectural practice, + has built up considerable skills in computer aided design, graphic design, programming + analysis software.

skill / collaboration

nemone provides the practice with skills in feasibility studies + the planning, programming + costing of projects. she has considerable management + administration skills + thorough technical knowledge + experience. she is also a skilled facilitator who has worked at all levels of local + national government + is able to bring planners, communities + clients together to work toward a common, identified goal.

communication / participation

communication + client participation in the design + decision-making process in an important part of the practice's methodology + ensures that the project benefits from the skills of all the relevant role-players, and gives the client all the more satisfaction for having been integrally involved in the process.


while the partners are committed to modern design, they approach each project in a flexible + pragmatic manner to achieve an appropriate solution


thinking about the "environment", as in "a place to be", rather than a box-ticking exercise, is very important in our work. natural light + air, long views, proportion + scale, multi-use space, appropriate materials, using every piece of space cleverly, water use + re-use, energy use, conservation + production are all elements considered during design where appropriate to location + budget

who we are

gideon scott

B.AS, B.Arch, M.CPUD
university of cape town

nemone bieldt

B.AS, B.Arch
university of cape town