Blok Development: EIGHTOnN

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring

Local property developer Blok’s latest development, titled EIGHTONN, is situated in Cape Town’s Sea Point.

The five-storey apartment building features 18 modern apartments, all of which are water- and energy-efficient and divided into spacious, pet-friendly one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, as well as three- and four-bedroom penthouses.

The building comes complete with on-site security, access control, CCTV, high-speed internet, secure parking and water-wise fittings. All apartments come with oak flooring, undertile heating, Smeg appliances, built-in joinery, a fridge and dishwasher, gas top and electric oven, as well as TV units, desks and built-in cupboards.

“Nature itself is telling us to be more efficient and it is with this in mind that we have included into the design of the building a rain water harvesting system and borehole connection and filtration system which will connect into water tanks kept within the basement of the building,” says Jacques van Embden, Blok’s Managing Director. “This is added to the already efficient glazing, water heating and smart energy products and appliances we always include as fundamentals of a good building and home, ensuring we are working harder to create more sustainable buildings and living habits.”

When it comes to the design of the building, the interiors differ aesthetically to the exteriors. Architectural firm WAUW was inspired by natural fractals, aiming to replicate the balance found in nature.

The building is scheduled for occupation in summer 2019 / 2020.

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