Architecture is the thoughtful making of space – Louis Kahn


We are an Architecture Studio based in Woodstock, Cape Town in South Africa. We take on work across the entire Cape peninsular and further if the project is large enough. We take on new buildings, alterations & renovations, as well as shop fitting and garden design. We are available for design consultations, sketch designs, preparation of local authority submissions or the full architectural service, including site supervision. We work together with a variety of consultants and builders and have experience with both ‘budget conscious’ and ‘high end’ projects.

I am a South African architect with German heritage. I studied at the University of Cape Town and started my own practice 9 years later, after working in South Africa, Europe and the United States. I have 22 years experience and am 100% involved with each project.

We are a design orientated practice that seeks to create buildings that are  sensitive to site & context, appropriate in terms of climate, technology & materials and engaging & enjoyable to inhabit. We believe that good architecture emerges out of the investigation of each specific client, site and brief, rather than from a preconceived idea of what a building should look like.

Our aim is to produce timeless designs and we try to steer clear of [faddish] trends. We prefer the simple and understated to the overly complex and brash. We like natural & green and strive for harmony with the environment. We recognize the impact of individual buildings on their surroundings and are mindful of how we fit in or challenge our context.

We believe that function is important and take care to address all programmatic requirements carefully. We believe that the simplest solution is quite often the best, with regard to function, construction and maintenance and strive to keep it that way. We like the notion of a lean & efficient architecture, one that lacks fat/excess.

We believe that good design, rather than large budgets, make for good buildings and we continuously strive to keep things affordable and real. We prefer inclusive to exclusive and are concerned that, looking at our local publications, the price tags attached to the things that are being advertised in trendy home related publications, seem to exclude design for the majority of our population.


What We Do:

Good design

the most important part of all aspects of the building process


making buildings that are appropriate for their context and kind to the planet

Cost effectiveness

finding beautiful and affordable solutions to our clients brief & requirments

Considerate Design

How We Work:

Devoted to the success of our clients projects, tillmanecke: architect’s mission is to create considerate, meaningful and engaging environments that enhance their surroundings and are great to live in.


Careful planning on all our projects results in cost effective control, allowing us to focus on the detail


Resourcing is the key to sustainable and cost effective solutions for all of our projects from new builds to renovations.The innovative and creative use of materials is our signature


We work with selected builders, to satisfy budget conscious and high end clients


We pride ourselves on our satisfied and happy clients. We endeavor to produce great work at the right price

Our Signature:

A great love of proportion and scale dominates our work and the art of hand drawing leads the creative process. Only once the idea has been explored through pen and paper ,with constant dialogue and attentiveness to the clients needs, our drawings are committed to the computer.

Our style is contemporary – modern, minimalist and natural, yet always flavored with references to the local vernacular. We are however well versed at designing in different styles, depending on the requirements of our clients and the environment in which our projects are situated.

Our Suppliers:

These people make us believe in ourselves and keep us strong. We work with some of the top notch companies in the industry

We love to listen to your dreams and we are eagerly

waiting to talk to you regarding your project

Get In Touch

Let Us Design Your Future

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