Stone Quarter consists of a series of simple repeatable house designs that carefully consider internal experience and contribute to a village environment.
On a site with significant changes in topography, Co-Arc, as Residential Architects in Gauteng, designed numerous prototypical houses varying in size, using principles of community and privacy in the design and layout. The resultant village has a marked difference to the first phase by other architects in JHB. Layers of threshold and privacy have been achieved through simple use of materials and form.
Careful consideration was given to the form of the houses and their contribution to the creation of private garden courts for residents and a continuity of street façade, which comes from Co arc experience in Residential Architecture Design. Co-Arc also drew upon its wealth of knowledge in Interior design to inform large parts of the project.
Despite the variation in size and topography, a remarkable consistency is achieved, that blends with the original architecture but lifts it with careful proportioning and suitable changes in planes and colour. Each prototypical house is modified to suit its specific location and the resultant variety creates specific identity within the village. As one of the oldest Architectural firms in Johannesburg, Co-Arc has an enormous amount of experience in the residential architecture, urban design and planning to produce a project of this caliber.