Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Windsor Flats, Vredehoek

Windsor Flats, VredehoekWindsor is another block of flats in the Cape Town suburb of Vredehoek on the lower slopes of Table Mountain.

The building is symetrical around a central tower with a short stepped element at the roofline. The rest of the block with is set back from the tower also has a shallow step which is emphasised by the white line painted near the top of the facade against the blue-grey of the rest of the building.

The corners and structural elements of the tower are painted white providing a simple pattern.

At ground level, there is a simple communal entrance with the name, Windsor inscribed on the wall above it.

The upper floor flats at the front of the building have open balconies with a curved shelter supported by a thick round column again painted white.

The white theme is continued in the garden with the raised border of the path leading to the front door.

Windsor Flats, Vredehoek


  1. This is a very nice building, but the more I think about it, the more I think that these Art-Deco buildings only work in hot, dry locations. This one looks superb against the blue sky, with a palm tree stood in front of it.

  2. I think you are right that there is a certain style of building that fits a hot, dry climate but I would like to think that this is a result of the architect designing structures for the lifestyle of the owners and residents in the case of these residential properties.