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Walmer Link Houses for Rental - Erik Voigt Architects

Citation: This simple but carefully considered social housing cluster is reliant on the design, planning and scaling of the various blocks relative to the public and service interstitial spaces, all being well-scaled and user friendly and helping give character and identity within the uniformity of approach and aesthetic. These will only improve with time as the trees and shrubs reach maturity. The materials and forms are simple, direct, and well-articulated which should only require limited maintenance of the buildings. The project is well constructed and robustly detailed, but still retains its domestic scale. As one of the first such schemes in the Eastern Cape and one that has met the complex challenges associated with state supported houses the project is deemed as an exemplar where the profession might contribute to this scale of economy and conferred a regional Award for Architecture.