Touchstone House rebuilt and preserved
Touchstone House is located on the corner of Mechau and Bree Streets in
one of Cape Town’s Historic precincts. The original building on the site was
built in 1895 as a warehouse and although this was substantially damaged in
a fire the original façade was preserved and has been incorporated into the
Aesthetically the new building respects the original building by way of a 5
metre setback. Touchstone House offers elegant yet modern architecture in
keeping with the aesthetics of the Foreshore and City Bowl.
Touchstone House is designed to be as simple and efficient as possible with regards to the form of the
building within the framework provided by the zoning scheme. The consideration of developing an
energy efficient building guided the design of the facade .
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