Recycle | Charl de Villiers Architects


Pretoria I Media Research Institute



An existing residence was rezoned and radically reconceptualised to meet the requirements of an international Media Research Institute. Through the carefully considered re-use of the existing building only two minor additions, an entrance hall and passage, were necessary. An unique feature is that each office has been provided with a courtyard garden, taking full advantage of the unique outdoors lifestyle afforded by the local sunny climate.








Pretoria I Dental Surgeries



This professional client's need to live and work on the same premises was successfully met by identifying a well-located residential property and obtaining permission from the local authority to rezone a portion thereof from residential to medical use. The existing face-brick house was flanked by an existing plaster and paint outbuilding of inferior quality. The outbuilding was demolished and replaced by new face-brick surgeries sympathetically complementing the remaining house's distinctive architectural style. The design cleverly optimises extremely limited space to achieve airy surgeries as well as ample parking.