The Harrington String Installation

KUBE_Harrington Entrance 01

The Harrington is located in the East city precinct of Cape Town.  The area has silently been growing in popularity with creatives and corporates alike. Earmarked by the city as a special design and development district, the area has slowly evolved into a breeding ground for small businesses . KUBE architecture was appointed by BLEND property group to assist with the refurbishment of then titled “Harrington House” completed in 2018.  The String installation is located at the entrance to the Open 24 Hours Gallery which also doubles as the foyer to The Harrington. Martin Epstein, of Blend worked closely with artist Morne Visagie  to refine the details and achieve the desired effect.

Inside the gallery executives as well as young creatives are greeted by a display of installation art. These interventions by local artists add an important sense of civic ownership to the surrounding community, as the gallery space publicly welcomes all. You can see more of the latest exhibition here.

Art Installation: Morne Visagie

Video: Rory Allen

Architecture: KUBE architecture

Project Management: Brett Castell

Photography: Johann Lourens / Nick Muzik

15.Moulding and balcony detail

 

11.Harrington Street

 

9.1st Storey signage

 

8.Commuter facilities

You can see more of The Harrington at www.kube.co.za

 

 

Mouton Citrus Packing Facility

mounton citrus - dispatch exterior #1

KUBE architecture was approached by Mouton Citrus to develop a new citrus packing facility. The architects had previously developed an affinity for the area after working on the alterations and additions to the existing Mouton packing facility, just outside Citrusdal, +/-200km from Cape Town. When the opportunity arose to develop a new green fields project, they were able to draw on their experience and knowledge of local conditions. Construction on the second phase of Mouton Citrus began in early 2018, with the clients need for additional automated citrus processing on site. Continue reading

Ed Young Exhibition at The Harrington

ED YOUNG_LR-7

If you haven’t yet, we’d recommend making your way round to the Open 24 Hours Gallery for the Ed Young Exhibition.  Continue reading

Eshwar Residence by KUBE architecture

7 Waters Edge (2)

KUBE architecture recently completed a new residence in the Waters Edge Estate Blouberg.  The external architectural character was dictated by the architectural guidelines as set by the estate. A pallet of neutral tones and materials retains the focus on the scenic beauty of the area and the Atlantic ocean. Mass components establish the presence of the unit in its context while the contrasting delicate, light timber elements reiterate the humble yet hardy nature of the Cape fynbos fauna and flora.

Continue reading

Where Empires Are Born

 

11136_V1

KUBE architecture recently assisted with the realization of the Tiny Empire Co-Working Experience in the trendy East City precinct of Cape Town. Located at street level in Wolroy House, a Cape Victorian style building, the space will be co-inhabited by Tiny Empire, Mother City Hardware and Deluxe Coffee Works adding to the precinct’s reputation as the Cape Town Coffee hub. Continue reading

Immediate Implementation of Water Rationing across Cape Town

The City of Cape Town has activated water rationing to forcibly lower water usage in line with water restrictions across the metro as phase 1 of its critical water shortages disaster plan.

Water usage remains dangerously high above required levels.

Rationing will lead to intermittent supply, likely during peak water consumption hours in the mornings and evenings. It won’t result in a complete shutdown, but some areas may experience short water outages. Service will be restored as quickly as possible. Continue reading

Bamco Drone Photography

KUBE Bamco 06

KUBE architecture recently started work on a 20000m2 Fruit Packing Facility in Ceres. This is what it looks like from way up there… Continue reading