URBAN LIVING IN CAPE TOWN'S FIRST MICRO APARTMENTS
Uxolo micro apartments – where sleeping at home but living in the city is the new urban lifestyle.
The Uxolo building, with its 35 micro apartments located just off Long Street in Cape Town CBD, is a living space that challenges convention.
Developed by TwoFiveFive Architects, the design-led apartments are the creation of two forward thinking architects, Theo Kruger and André Krige. They founded their firm with the intention of creating powerful spatial and structural solutions that inspire change, and they are certainly doing just that.
“Uxolo is the first micro apartment building in the city centre of Cape Town. It’s completely aimed at people that want to live, play and work in the city centre,” shares Theo Kruger, Director at TwoFiveFive Architects.
He shares that the concept for the block originated from their research into international solutions to small spaces and earth sizes, like those found in New York and Singapore.
“The entire building only has 3 AirbnB units, everyone else is long term tenants. That is an incredible testimony of how South Africans have taken to inner city, urban living. We’re quiet excited for the future of urban environments in South Africa for high-density living,” says André Krige.
The apartments are suited to those who are curious to explore sustainable ways of living in an urban environment, and designed for those who have an appreciation for the finer details. The building promotes sustainable living through water saving plumbing and power saving fittings and the cutting edge design has a hotel-like environment with laundrette, concierge and café on site.
If you’re thinking more balcony for your buck, the million dollar views sure make up for what you may not get in square meterage.
Architect Theo believes so much in the concept and its impending trend in South Africa that he even chose to stay in one of them. We don’t know about you, but we think this is the best vote of confidence.