The design responds both to its site on a hot, dry hillside and to the tight budget required by the client. Each bedroom has its own private exterior space facing the views of the valley to the west with large overhangs for rain and heat protection. The bedrooms are connected to the shared bathrooms and common spaces with a covered and screened exterior walkway.
Amaze Restaurant is situated on the corner of Sixth Ave and Main Rd in the leafy suburb of Walmer, Port Elizabeth. It was an opportunity to do something a bit different. Working closely with the architect and contractor allowed us to create a building far removed from the ever too common “Port Elizabeth house conversion”.
In 2000 the National Department of Public Works (NDPW) appointed CS Studio Architects in association with Sudhier Magan Architects for the design of the prison, staff accommodation and public facilities. It was agreed that CS Studio would do the overall planning and layout for the project and then take the mess recreation and sports facilities, dry goods store, and fuel station through the 5 work stages.