Based in Cape Town, Robert de Jager Architects is a small practice focused on bespoke architecture.
“I believe the success of our project was due to the collective efforts of a remarkable team. The core – the architect, quantity surveyor, site foreman and myself – was supported by the skills and good-will of the building team. Central to this team, of course, was the architect, Robert de Jager, whose extraordinary architectural skills and aesthetic sensibilities were able to develop my vague vision of a “compact, elegant little gem” into a three-dimensional reality. Robert’s passion for good design, his dedication to getting the detail right, and his willingness to work with the client throughout the process has created a marvelous home and a life-experience to treasure.”
Jane Prinsloo, owner and client of House Burnett-Prinsloo
Robert de Jager Architects works on projects from inception to final handover, addressing wholly new projects, building alterations and additions, heritage-linked interventions, as well as aspects of interior and furniture design. Over 25 years, the practice has been engaged in roles ranging from solo input to multidisciplinary engagements. Artist-architect collaborations have also been a unique feature of the practice.
Contemporary architectural practice necessitates the liaising with and instructing members of the professional team. Depending on the nature of the task, this may include consultants for town planning, structural, mechanical and electrical specialists, and consider aspects of ecological and sustainability issues. Robert de Jager is directly involved in all stages of work co-ordination, collaborating with staff and consultants according to the demands of each project.