Inhouse Brand Architects have designed the new offices of commercial property regeneration company Urban Lime, located in Cape Town, South Africa. For a taste of New York in the Mother City, look no further than the fresh, sophisticated new offices of Urban Lime! Inhouse Brand Architects has unveiled a stylish redesign for the Cape Town branch of this international property management company. The commission was the second from Urban Lime; Inhouse previously refurbished the upper floors and common areas throughout the same building and due to the success of this initial project, was the inevitable choice to fulfil the client’s latest aspirations for the first and second floors.
The client’s brief to Inhouse was to recreate the style of a luxurious New York corporate management office. It was important to steer away from the stark character of Urban Lime’s previous offices. The first floor of the Urban Lime building is dedicated to client-facing activities, and also functions as an informal meeting area. The Inhouse design team, led by Creative Director Aidan Hart and Associate Director Moiisha Visagie, introduced more luxurious elements into this area in order to reflect the importance of its function. Inhouse made the space more flexible by incorporating moveable furniture that could easily be adapted to accommodate groups of different sizes.
The second floor of the building houses the company’s different departments and offices. Inhouse incorporated luxurious touches here and there, but introduced functional yet contemporary elements to reflect the operational nature of these offices. The client has expressed delight at the completed design. Inhouse has made best use of the play of light and shadow to maximize the limited space available. Now, not only do Urban Lime’s staff members have a comfortable, contemporary workspace but the company’s client-facing zones and meeting areas successfully reflect the world-class development work that has established Urban Lime as a leader in the field.
Design: Inhouse Brand Architects