ESP Design is a professional design initiative.

We are inspired by and specialise in Architecture, Graphic Design, and Photography.

Our driving principle is to provide contextual specific design solutions that exceed our clients’ needs.

Deutsche Architektin in Kapstadt - German Architect in Cape Town

Our Approach

A strong, simple and clearly defined concept forms the foundation of all ESP’s work. We come to intuitively understand the potential of the site and client requirements in such a way that our buildings and the spaces between and around them re-present the poetry of the location. We strive to create architecture that is balanced within it’s context, buildings that become part of their natural setting, never outshining nor being overshadowed.

The word ‘style’ per se does not interest us. ESP strives to make architecture that is enriched by the innate uniqueness of location and landscape, the movement of the sun, changes of the weather and the precise and sensuous choice of materials.

By taking a wide range of climatic conditions into consideration, observing changes in seasonal solar inclination and addressing natural cross ventilation, our projects work with the first principals of energy efficiency and sustainability. This together with our attention to the disciplines surrounding the built environment is integral to creating a dialogue between the architecture, landscape and interior design so that all disciplines are viewed holistically.

All of our building projects are conceptualized, designed, drawn up, documented, supervised on site and finally photographed exclusively by ourselves. We also do our own marketing and web page design. In so doing we take sole responsibility for every project, in every detail, from conception to completion. Our passion and love for what we do is evident in every project.