59 Musgrave Road Offices

1986 - 1988

Durban

 

* as SVA(Durban)


The development of studio and office accommodation for the architectural practice of Stauch Vorster Architects was predicated on creating a solution, which juxtaposed conserving the existing Victorian villa with modern studio/ office facilities. The listed building, a fine example of period architecture was restored in terms of the external elevations, with the new addition being scaled and proportioned to match. The concern for contextual appropriateness in the integration of the existing house and the extension went beyond mimicking existing details in an attempt to encapsulate the spirit of the past within an appropriate architecture of today.