ARCA Unlimited has been integral to the establishment and development of The Rest Nature Estate. The firm assisted with the masterplanning and designed the estate infrastructure. Buildings completed include the school, gatehouse, sales office and show houses and also several private residences. As head of the Architectural Review Committee, ARCA Unlimited developed the estate’s architectural guidelines and is responsible for plan evaluations and approvals. In keeping with the unique local character of the natural surroundings, the architectural theme of The Rest Nature Estate is derived from a contemporary mix of local vernacular styles. The guidelines make the most of a proudly South African theme and utilise local natural materials that are in harmony with the surroundings. Clichéd foreign styles are discouraged. Although the guidelines seek architectural conformity, allowance is made for diversity and creativity in the design of individual dream homes.