Residential Node 1 – 16 housing units
Hopewell Conservation is a Nature Reserve within the Port Elizabeth Metro. Koop has designed the housing, architectural guidelines and planned the layout of the first residential node of 16 houses within the reserve. The focus is on privacy, security and the sustainable planning of infrastructure within the environmentally sensitive area.
Houses – Landscape integration
Houses are designed to integrate with the landscape. Building systems are designed to respond to the physical environment. Materials, colour and textures are complimentary with the landscape. Construction is kept simple, using local materials to ensure that local skills will be utilised and developed through the building process.