Architect Cape Town is headed by Beverley Hui Pr Arch and specialises in upmarket residential and hospitality architecture. The company's central location between Cape Town and Somerset West positions it well for projects in Stellenbosch, Paarl and Southern Suburbs. We are fluent in both contemporary and classical styles remaining true to architectural principles that are timeless. Beverley Hui is known for her designs of beautiful, spacious and impressive homes that are as unique as the clients who commission her.
Published 19 March 2018
What does modern living mean for architecture today ? Discerning clients are looking for open plan living with good flow and easy access to the outdoors. For the interior they want clean lines with interesting and colourful focal points - avoiding the trap of the overly minimalistic design. While trends change over the years, our methodolgy is based on architectural principles that are timeless and consistantly produce high quality designs.
HIGH-END HOLIDAY HOMES
CONTEMPORARY FARMHOUSE IN THE CAPE WINELANDS
CONTEMPORARY FARMHOUSE IN THE CAPE WINELANDS. The client required a modern style home that would compliment the beautiful natural setting on a cape wine farm. The challenge was to create a design that minimised energy use, while including large expanses of glass that faced the stunning views of the Table mountain and Simonsberg mountains to the West and East. Inspired by Peter Pichler Architects & Associates
This LUXURY BEACH HOUSE in Somerset West with stunning views overlooking the beautiful Strand Beach was designed with bold volumes and contrasting colours that set this home apart from its neighbours.
MODERN CAPE DUTCH SYMMETRY
SYMMETRY is an architectural concept that can be used to powerful effect, such as in this modern Cape Dutch style house. but The rythm and symmetrical placement of the windows about the central axis of symmetry has been maintained creating a striking facade, although some modernising elements have been introduced: Notably, the gables that are straight instead of the traditional curly shape, and the clerestory windows added to the loft.
CAPE VERNACULAR HOME ON DE ZALZE WINELANDS GOLF ESTATE
THIS CAPE VERNACULAR HOME ON DE ZALZE WINELANDS GOLF ESTATE goes against the usual symmetrical design that is normally expected from Cape contemporary style architecture designs. The gables at different angles and sizes create an interesting interplay as their reflections sparkle in the long blue pool beside numerous white columns.
Reditus Farm - Entertainment Deck
REDITUS FARM - ENTERTAINMENT DECK. The braai room with frameless stacking doors overlooks a huge entertainment deck with splash pool. Timber pergolas soften the look and remind the visitor of the farming activities with grape vines set to grow over them.
GLASS ON THE WATER
One of the architect's signature designs concepts is to create intensive expanses of glass and columns right next to the waters edge of a swimming pool or water feature.
LIGHT WASHED WALLS
The clean lines and walls washed with uplighters create an crips elevations for contemporary homes.
SWEEPING HORIZONTAL BEAMS
THE SWEEPING HORIZONTAL BEAMS ON THIS CONTEMPORARY FARMHOUSE, echo the horizon lines from the 360 degree views. The large timber cellar doors and stone cladding, blend with the natural landscaping, while the lighter elements above create a loft entertainment area.
KITCHEN WITH A VIEW
THIS KITCHEN WITH A VIEW was located on the top floor in order to access some of the Wineland's most exquisite views. Genuine bamboo countertops contrast with shiny charcoal cupboards, creating a stunning contemporary kitchen with unmatched views of the vineyards through the long horizontal window overlooking the vineyards.
FRAMELESS BALUSTRADES add some sparkle to the room while allowing the structural elements to become exposed.
EXPOSED TRUSSES allow the viewer to see inside the roof, lifting the space and creating interest. The bamboo coutertops and white American shutters finish off this room in keeping with the modern exterior.
AWARD-WINNING BOUTIQUE HOTELS
WINNER OF "BEST SINGLE UNIT DEVELOPMENT"
WINNER OF "BEST SINGLE UNIT DEVELOPMENT" at African Property Awards 2013-14, at Dubai international awards ceremony. This boutique hotel is light on its feet, and sparkles like a white gem next to the smooth green fields after which it derives its name, "The Polo House.
CAPE DUTCH STYLE HOTEL IN U-SHAPE
THIS CAPE DUTCH STYLE HOTEL WAS DESIGNED IN A U-SHAPE, true to the original farm house buildings in the area dating back three centuries. The wings provide the perfect physical and aesthetic shelter of the courtyard pool area.
IMPORTANT DATES2001-07-06 Winner of the UIA international competition “Water & Architecture”
2008-09-01 Front cover feature in South African Home Owner Magazine (House Maltman)
2010-08-10 House of the Year, in Schonenberg Estate Somerset West (House Wood)
2011-04-30 Feature article in Garden & Home
2013-05-14 Winner of "Best single unit Development" at African Property Awards (Polo House)