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RECREATE architecture + design cc was formed in 2003 by Christiaan J Oosthuizen (Pr.Arch 7160) after finishing his masters degree in architecture, as a multi-disciplined architecture and design studio operating throughout Southern Africa.

J.J. van Rooyen (Pr Arch 6310) previously Director of Acro Architects also now forms part of Re-Create as Director.

 

The philosophy behind our work is to incorporate and respect the diverse aspirations and heritages of our clients, to learn from highly developed technologies and to create a vernacular architecture in context.

We believe that the quality of our surroundings can lift the quality of our life’s therefore our architecture reflects originality and honesty while opting for simplicity, ensuring honest use of materials, textures, structural innovation in climate and space, abundant light, energy efficiency, water conservation and healthy environments.

Each project is responded to with integrity and purpose to generate design solutions which are appropriate, enduring, innovative and functional with attention to detail always keeping in mind the client’s dreams, needs, financial and time restraints.

Our approach is client and site specific to create spaces to live in freely.

Collaborations and joint ventures with other consultants, artists and specialists from various disciplines are specially formulated around the requirements of each project. This symbiosis between architecture, interior and sustainability provides our clients with the benefit of a specialist service covering all possible aspects of the building and design process.

Various projects we are involved in include residential, commercial, holiday homes, bush lodges, coastal estate developments and boutique hotels throughout Southern Africa.

God is in the details - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe