Estate Living Magazine Investment - Issue 34 October 2018 - Page 48

Architects MSIMANG COETZEE Established in 2000, Msimang Coetzee Architects has worked on some of the most important buildings within the province of KwaZulu-Natal, including the Moses Mabhida Soccer Stadium and King Shaka International Airport. Other projects successfully carried out include office buildings, affordable housing complexes, community centres, schools, additions to a hospital, refurbishment of a shopping centre and a supreme court, training centres, libraries, art centres, lecture theatre complexes and various private houses. The team has worked together on many projects, so, while they can’t actually read each other’s minds, it almost seems as if they can. They are all equally committed to creating buildings that fit into their environment, and that encourage and enable equitable com munity interaction. After designing several homes in the luxurious Palm Lakes Family Estate on KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast, and Victoria Country Club Estate in Pietermaritzburg, the partners realised that designing homes for residential estates is creatively rewarding because it enables them to conceptualise how each house is part of a greater whole. 46 | www.estate-living.co.za