51 Chiappini – Office

This 3 story building was built on an empty site in the Bokaap in 2015. The exterior facade is in keeping with the neighbourhood aesthetic while the materiality of the building is totally transformed. The structure remains concrete while all walls are hempcrete with timber finishes throughout.

The building is conceptualised as a living system including an integrated bio-gas digestor, edible rooftop garden, rain water tank and soon to be solar panels. These systems are integrated and rely on each other for full functionality.