Some of the houses I have worked on.
I thought it was time to show you all some of the work I do. By day I work with straight lines and words and by night I paint curvy lines.....
I have had the privilege of working with some truly amazing clients assisting them to realise their dreams. Although I don't think I have a signature style some people have said that I design 'cute houses'. I try and design a house that is a home rather than a work of art that shouts 'look at me!'. I like to think that people look at my houses and see them as nice homes where people can work, play and relax - but above all be a family.
Some of the houses have only recently been completed or are still under construction. I thought I would include them and will post pics once they are done.
Abbey Guest House - a Cape Dutch style 8 bedroom home. 2010/11
Bali House - Kyalami Estate, Midrand. One of the first houses I worked on way back in 2006/07.
House in the Breakfree Estate, Midrand - 2014
Modern Tuscan Style Home in Honeydew Manor - 2012/13
House in Eagle Canyon Golf Estate 2010/11
House February in the Waterfall Country Estate, Midrand. The house is now complete so I will be going up to take pics soon. 2015/16
House Nobu, Cedar Creek Estate. This project was unfortunately shelved, but the Clients are buying a new plot of land and now want a more modern style house. 2012
House Chidi - Copperleaf Golf Estate, Midrand. This house has also recently been completed so I will be posting pics soon.
House Itumeleng, Crescentwood Estate. Construction to start in April/May 2017
I think it's essential as a Architectural Designer to see your work as a collaboration between yourself and your clients. Although compromises need to be made, in the end we produce a house that my Clients are happy with and that's the whole point!
I think it's vital to talk about all aspects of Architecture - whether it be planning, construction, design or green building. I have written 3 E-Books & over 110 articles. Please feel free to let me know if you have any queries regarding architecture, planning & construction & I will assist you.
I am originally from the UK and moved to South Africa in 1999. I started Blue Designs in 2004 after working as a Driver for Avalon Construction on a luxury home in the Featherbrook Estate. In my spare time I am a keen artist and photographer.
I can be reached on +27 11 025 4458 (mobile landline) or at firstname.lastname@example.org