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List of Projects

ROBERTS and SMALL

Established: 1929
Ended: 1939

Architect


The partnership between HL ROBERTS and LL SMALL in Cape Town from 1929 to 1939; by 1939 they were in the forefront of modernism in Cape Town but an early building by them, such as Namaqua House (?1930), demonstrates the compromise between tradition, in the form of Cape Dutch motifs such as the wooden-framed windows which originally had half shutters, and modern construction. A brief description of a bathroom interior for a house at Kenilworth (c1939) illustrates the interior design of the times: 'sand blasted and acid etched design representing a fountain and pool on peach-pink mirror' (SA Archt Nov 1939:289).

(SA Archt Aug 1940:180, 181; SA Archt Nov 1939:289)

Submitted and entry for the Competition for the new Prime Minister's Residence - unplaced.

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

List of projects

With photographs
With notes


Ackermans: 1936. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Atkinson House: 1933. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Avalon Flats: 1936. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Brimble and Briggs Building: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Brits Investment, Building for?: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
C Morgan & Co Bldg: 1935. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Cape Province Tattersall Club: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Carson & Co Bldg, alt: 1935. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Chas Morgan & Co, add: 1938. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Dark & Howes store: 1938. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Delville Garage: 1939. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Dorchester Apartments: 1935. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
F Robb & Co bldg: 1935. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Farber's Garage - Farber-Datsun: 1935. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Flats for Mrs G Probit: 1934. Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
GA Barnes store: 1938. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Herschel Court, flats: 1936. Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Holmes Motor Co: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Holmes Motor Co Garage: 1934. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House A Tredega, alt, add: 1939. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect
House F Sandell: 1930. Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House Machanack: 1938. Wynberg, Western Cape - Architect
House Mrs E Pilcher: 1930. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Metropolitan Methodist Hall: 1938. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Namaqua House: 1930. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Oskop's Fertilizer Factory: 1938. Kuilsrivier, Western Cape - Architect
Proposed flats & garages for Dr JD Wicht: 1934. Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Proposed flats for W Kairowsky: 1928. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Royal Baking Powder Factory: 1932. Huguenot, Paarl, Western Cape - Architect
Seacliffe Hotel, alt: 1936. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Security Bldgs, Exchange Place: 1939. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Shops, offices for Methodist Church of SA on site of Metropolitan Hall: 1938. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Standard Bldg Soc, Exchange Place: 1939. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Touws River High School: n.d. : 1936. Touws River, Western Cape - Architect 1936
Wesleyan Methodist Church hall: 1930. Woodstock, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Williams, Hunt and Johnson: 1936. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
YWCA: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing ROBERTS and SMALL

Cumming-George, L. 1933. Architecture in South Africa - Volume One. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pp 100

Herbert, Gilbert. 1975. Martienssen & the international style: The modern movement in South African architecture. Cape Town - Rotterdam: AA Balkema. pp

Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pp