The House of Machines, Cape Town, South Africa
84 Shortmarket Street
Man and machine are honoured at The House of Machines, a bike shop-cum-café harboured in the ground floor of an renovated former workhouse in Cape Town. A joint venture between designer Paul van der Spuy, bike enthusiast Drew Madacsi and Brad Armitage, co-founder of Brewers and Union bar, the House fuses old craft with modern thinking and heavy industry with luxury. Also housing a fashion outlet, stationer, craft-beer shop and workwear boutique, it aims to function as a cultural go-to destination in the South African city.