We were commissioned by Stormstrong (Pty) Ltd to design a 22 apartment affordable housing development for their 990sqm stand in Windsor West, Johannesburg. Our design solution is a blend between cost efficiency and simplicity in an effort to achieve the highest & best use of the land available.
We created a 4 storey building with living
spaces elevated on the 3 levels above the ground floor which is reserved for tenants parking. The building takes an 'L' shaped form to maximise natural light exposure. The street facade is enhanced by cladding with doubles as a shield for the elevated laundry drying area.
The relatively small size of the site restricts the recreational space available as parking and budgetary constraints had to be prioritised. Construction commencemenced in the second quarter of 2018 with completion expected at years end.