cottage 84

bo-kaap, completed 2017

alterations to heritage cottage
economically bringing light, space + modern facilities to a small townhouse

living area + entry passage

existing split level extended to form larger living area at the upper level

living / court / bedroom

linking small areas to share light + space

dining + kitchen

dining area links to small, but fully functional extra depth kitchen

kitchen / dining / court

dining area links to kitchen + court


fully functional extra depth kitchen with extra storage + services behind normal fittings


the tiny court links kitchen, dining, liiving + bedroom, bringing light, air + greenery.   the pergola also forms a security screen, important in current city living


linking bedroom + living area

bedroom 1

light materials, mirrored headboard cupboards + windows, + glazed wall to bathroom bring light + a sense of space to small areas

bedroom 2

light materials, mirrored headboard + overhead cupboards bring neat functional space to small spaces

bedroom 2 + bathroom

mirrors + translucent glass wall

bathroom 2

glass wall + door make a very compact bathroom lighter + bigger