ARCHITECTURAL Practice

What we design today echoes in eternity 

About Our Practice

Vil.arch is a architectural practice based in the town of Robertson in the Cape Winelands district in the Western Province. The office has been designing outstanding buildings for more than twenty-five years and their influence stretches through out the African continent.

Gawie Viljoen, a senior architectural technologist – is at the helm of the innovative studio of five people.

Our Values

At vil.arch we love what we do. Our profession is also our hobby. We pour our hearts into each project. We have a tested methodology in going about designing projects.

We believe that a mindful work of architecture requires a careful gathering of information that will influence the project and determine the design direction of the project. 

Services

Architectural Services

CAD Detailing

Structural Drawings

Contract / Project Management

Landscape Design

Interiors

3D’s & Renderings

#cellar1947

An ordinary building, rich in history, providing extraordinary possibilities.

Cellar1947 started out as a simple farm building and evolved into a modern architectural statement – providing shelter and lovely views of the majestic Langeberg Mountains.

The enthusiastic owner commissioned vil.arch to repurpose the existing structure into an architectural delight and by doing so realizing his dream for an avant-garde house.

House Steyl

Situated in the beautiful Silwerstrand Golf Estate, the house is positioned at the end of a cull-de-sac where only one side of the property borders on neighbors, the rest is open space and golf course. Unlike most other estate houses the layout and positioning enables you much privacy and screens the neighboring properties. The positioning of the house allows for uninterrupted vistas towards the farmlands, mountains and the spectacle of golf.

The dwelling has a landscaped garden, with a meandering footpath that ensures privacy and serenity.

Eye Of The Storm

Positioned on the rugged Southern African coast, lined with vast seascapes is a simple, yet elegant dwelling reminiscent of a collection of humble fishermen’s cottages.

The colours and material is suggestive of the stormy skies often experienced at the southern tip of Africa.

The hardy exterior materials of the dwelling offer protection against the elements whilst sheltering the light filled, comfortable and pleasant interior of the building.

Simple, layered living spaces allow for continues, partial or full views of the ever-changing ocean.

Folding-stacking doors open wide, inviting the outdoors in, on those lovely summer days and extending the living space onto the wooden deck.

The same folding doors offers protection and views on those Cape storm days, best spent in front of a fireplace.

Bedrooms have been positioned to maximize sea views and are lovely sanctuaries to be in.

Calm, quiet, sheltered – the eye of the storm.

Our Values & Principles

At vil.arch we love what we do. Our profession is also our hobby. We pour our hearts into each project. We have a tested methodology in going about designing projects.

We believe that a mindful work of architecture requires a careful gathering of information that will influence the project and determine the design direction of the project. The interpretation and application of the gathered information will result in custom designed spacial solutions and ultimately, delightful spaces and the architecture of happiness.

In the design process the needs and requirements of the user, the opportunities or constraints of the site and response to the context must find harmony. We see the design process as give and take – working towards the best possible solution.

Climate is a key consideration when designing a building – response to the challenges of the environment is of utmost importance. Natural light is everything.
We believe in designing simple, rational structures – the technology employed must be appropriate, and have as minimal an impact on the environment, as possible. We believe that the integrity of materials used must be respected and understood.

We strive for simplicity – we believe we should design to a point where nothing should be added and nothing more can be taken away.

Our buildings are beautifully elegant, technically sound, and easy to occupy and use, the spaces are inspiring and comfortable, and attention to detail is a prime consideration.

vil.arch – unique. efficient. tenacious

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What a memorable experience to see a dream home take shape! From design to the end product, truly an extremely professional experience.
Undoubtedly a masterpiece !!

Gawie & Stefe – big thanks and appreciation for that extra mile you walk.

- Jeanne

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Get in Touch

Please feel free to contact us on the below form or on the contact information below.

Address

2 Eben Donges Ave, Robertson, 6705

Call Us

Tel: +27 (0) 23 626 4504
Cel+27 (0) 82 977 2865