May 10, 2017

Klompie bricks

Safari Fusion blog | Klompie bricks | Maasai craft studio at Angama Mara, Masai Mara Kenya
It's incredible how a small, narrow Dutch brick has made its mark on architecture and design in Cape Town, South Africa.

From the 17th century until the end of Dutch colonialism Klompie bricks were bought to the African colony as ship ballast. With local clay not suitable for brick making, clay products from the Netherlands were highly sort after. The brick is still produced today in South Africa by specialised makers.

Safari Fusion blog | Klompie bricks | Bar Keeper Liquor Store, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Klompie bricks | A unique entry to a residence in Higgovale, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Klompie bricks | Entrance to a Johannesburg getaway, Dullstroom South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Klompie bricks | Outdoor guest space at Angama Mara, Masai Mara Kenya

Safari Fusion blog | Klompie bricks | Industrial style wine cellar in a Groot Constantia residence, Cape Town South Africa
{Images: 1-2 Angama Mara via Yatzer, 3,5 Visi, 4 Wynand Wilsenach Architect, 6 House and Leisure}