South African architect Jacques Cronje has spent his entire career working with wood; initially in technical detailing for timber homes and resorts, and since 2007, focusing on the design of timber homes and projects via his architectural practice in Cape Town, Jacques Cronje Timber Design.
His primary focus is the design and provision of architectural services for sustainable and timber projects, and his aim with each design project, large or small, is to provide architectural design solutions that minimise environmental impact and maximise the efficient utilisation of materials, and include aspects of biophilic design while focusing on the specific requirements of each client and site.
Jacques’ projects include residential and commercial projects in South Africa, Mozambique and Nigeria, including several ‘off-grid’ projects.
He has a broad range of interests beyond architecture, which include product design, digital fabrication and self-sufficiency, all of which add to his ability to contribute in a more meaningful way to the architectural discourse and profession.
He is a registered with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) as a Professional Architect (Pr.Arch)