Category Archives: Alterations and Additions

Ed Young Exhibition at The Harrington

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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

Where Empires Are Born

 

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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

The Harrington

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The East city precinct has silently grown in popularity with creatives and corporates alike. Earmarked by the city as a special design and development district, the Cape Town coffee capital has slowly been cultivating its culture with major role players such as Haas and the steampunk inspired Truth claiming their piece of the sidewalk. Cultural bodies such as the Cape Town City Hall, the Central Library and the District 6 Museum have been drawing locals and tourists alike to the area while the Cape Technicon has ensured that the area is fueled by a steady flow of fresh intellectual capital.  Bree street and the foreshore have been taking the lion’s share of the spotlight, but competitive property prices and potential is what drew the attention of the Blend Property Group to this sector of the city. Continue reading

Virginia Avenue

KUBE-23-virginia-avenue-01KUBE architecture recently assisted  some friends in sprucing up their Vredehoek cottage. This is how it came out… Continue reading

6 Helpful Hints for Renovating your Home

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Renovating can easily be an intimidating process so we’ve put together a couple of handy hints to get you on the right path. The images of the Herlig Residence,  by Cape Town Architects, KUBE, are courtesy of Johann Lourens Photography. Continue reading

Where are discerning home owners investing?

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Breda Street residence by KUBE architecture , Alterations and Additions, Cape Town.

Many people have been asking what our impression of the state of things in the South African property and construction industry is. So, here are a couple of thoughts…

  • There is an upwards trend in the number of inquiries received regarding alteration-addition type projects, while inquiries for ‘new-builds’ remain low.
  • Real estate values are still dormant and owners who bought at inflated prices have realized that to get a return on their money they need to be patient. The next rung of the real estate ladder will have to wait. Continue reading

Ocean View Drive

Muller-PerspectiveKUBE architecture is helping a couple of friends make some changes to their home in Ocean View Drive, Cape Town. This is one of the directions we’ve explored thus far.

Premier Fires Showroom Update

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Cape Town architects, KUBE have been appointed to re-design the Cape Town premises for Premier Fires (formerly Morso Fireplaces ). Premier Fires is an importer, distributor and installer of Morso, Godin and Heat&Glo fireplaces. The brief is aimed at the creation of a new showroom which will embody and convey the image of luxury and style with which the brand has become associated. Continue reading

Roseberry Avenue Update: Latest Images

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The first phase of the Roseberry Avenue alteration is practically complete so we thought this would be a good time to show you a little bit of what we’ve been busy with. Continue reading

The New Deluxe Coffee Works, Yard Dive Vibe and Mucky Mary’s Hubcap Breakfast!

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The new roaster customized by local graffiti artist, Mantis.

The New Deluxe is located just around the corner from KUBE architecture so for us this is a pretty special event. No more having to settle for second rate offerings. Kudos to Olaf Nel, who was also responsible for the Church street outlet. It looks great and while the wait has been painful, the new shop is finally open. Continue reading