Essential ideas executed in intelligent ways.


Block Plan Architecture and Interior Design is a design studio based in Cape Town. We work on a wide range of projects, from high-end residential homes and custom-designed furniture to apartments and commercial spaces. Our design approach is informed by the nature of block plans: drawings of buildings and layouts in their most simplified form. Block Plan Architecture and Interior Design therefore focuses on transforming simple, essential ideas and executing concepts in intelligent ways.

We are interested in using materials in their natural form, often including timber and raw steel, but with strong attention to detail. We look for creative, sustainable design opportunities, offer support from sketch designs to construction detailing, and guide projects through council approval processes. Our focus is on high-impact, honest design that has integrity and that will outlast fads and fashions.



ruben rossouw



gordon hubbard


Ruben Rossouw began his career at Greg Wright Architects in Cape Town. Elle Decor awarded him first prize in the 2011 Solve New Talent Search.

Gordon Hubbard  began his career in exhibition and retail design, and furthered his interests in architectural construction and technical interior detailing at Greg Wright Architects in Cape Town.


Elle Decor Solve New Talent Search  first prize 2011: Ruben Rossouw

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Europcar "T- rex task light" recycled car parts competition third prize 2011: Ruben Rossouw

Europcar Green Week
Europcar Green Week
Europcar Green Week
Europcar Green Week