Silvio Rech + Lesley Carstens



About the Architects

Silvio Rech + Lesley Carstens have spent the last 25 years running a niche architecture practice, now based in Johannesburg. Previously, they lived and worked on site, crafting each project to fit the context and landscape in which the projects were situated. Silv and Les now work on a range of projects throughout Africa which include safari lodges, high end residential, tropical island getaways, luxury hotels, urban renewal projects and more recently, boutique office spaces. Projects like Keurbooms Cottage and House Pengilly (Cape Town) have allowed SRLC to push local architectural boundaries and venture into more sculptural-like structural typologies. This includes Angama Mara (Kenya), which won the Conde Nast Readers’ Choice 2018, #1 Resort in Africa last year. In addition to architectural services, SRLC also specialise in the design of bespoke high end furniture and products, which outfit the buildings they design, creating a complete and cohesive language throughout each project.  

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