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Established in 2014 by Principal Architect Carl Jacobsz, the Johannesburg & Cape Town based C76 Architecture is inspired by expressing sophisticated simplicity, a disciplined yet exciting approach to architecture, which searches creatively for elegance and excellence proven over time –promoting quality and timelessness over trend. We look to explore characteristics such as client lifestyle, context, culture and existing environmental conditions for inspiration, with the aim of producing quality South African architecture.


Having grown up in rural Eastern Free State and graduated from the University of the Free State, Carl Jacobsz was influenced by a grounded; rural architecture of simple design strategies that has shaped his professional practice and production of affordable, sensitive, forward-thinking architecture. These core values are explored through tectonic architecture of humble materials and the exploration of beauty through expressing materiality simply.

C76 is passionate about exploring architectural solutions across all project scales, budgets, typologies and clients. Equally confident in taking on urban, commercial, and residential projects, C76 approaches each design without any preconceptions; utilizing a pragmatic and conscious design methodology of minimalist design and sustainable detailing. C76 believes architecture should be formed specifically for its climatic and cultural context in order to respond astutely to the unique requirements of our client’s brief. 

At C76 we work collaboratively with our clients, using our architectural approach to fully develop and understand our client’s specific brief and future architectural vision. C76 offers professional services by exploring initial design ideas, collaboratively resolving the design with the client through iterative design stages and the detailing of drawings and documentation. C76 actively advise and guide clients throughout the realization of their project, overseeing and managing the project through design and construction to completion. 

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