South Africa

2011
The Freedom Walk initiative is an economic, social and spatial  program, using culture to  activate  urban regeneration in the central city in order to build an inclusive civic identity and a vibrant economy for Cape Town.Through a series of urban interventions, the Freedom Walk initiative (phase 1...
2011
“The COP serves as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), which also adopts decisions and resolutions on the implementation of its provision.”COP17/CMP7 WebsiteIn 2011 Durban hosted the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...
For the client, in the Waterfall Country Estate, the design of the house sought to create an outdoor spaces, protected from the wind, and lifted above the immediate road level. The living spaces were planned with open visual connections through and across the home.
2011
The overall objective of the KCT is to uplift the community of Khayelitsha through the development and improvement of infrastructure in Khayelitsha and Khayelitsha Business District; and the establishment and development of commercial, residential and community facilities; and the alleviation of...
2010
Public transport is a mainstay of South African life, and given the extreme pressures placed on the environment by pollution and population increase it is fast becoming the prefered mode of transport around the world.Our design seeks to address the needs and desires of not only the commuter but the...
2010
MoDILA is a trust that offers educational programs that raise awareness, trains and inspire the public, and offers an interactive multimedia platform for design, innovation and entrepreneurship and art studies. Touching on the significance of the knowledge economy and the invaluable contribution...
2010
In juxtaposing the ‘classical’ appearance of the existing house with a horizontally orientated building element, the addition expresses the delight of a contemporary lifestyle. Forming the new backbone of the house, the new First Floor accompanies the contour of the site and exposes the length of...
2009
Proletariat i levoe isskustvo" ("The Proletarat and Art of the Left")The architectural strategy and methodology is based on a palimpsest of abstract mappings which produce and suggest architectural enclosure and form.   The result is a open process of exploration, intuition and rigor at the...
2009
A site of learning and memory for Sarah Barttman represents a seminal moment in the discourse of power, ownership, identity, gender and the body politic. Hers is a singular narrative of dispossession, othering, and tragic consequences of knowledge and learning in the absence of morality or...
2009
In 2009 Makeka Design Laboratory and Malcolm Worby Designs had been appointed as the architects for the new facilities for the University of Stellenbosch’s Department of Public Administration.  The project was mandated to be as sustainable as possible.  With the introduction of the Green Building...
2009
The Memory Centre is conceived as a cluster of buildings together giving shape and order to the currently fragmented public realm. The first component is a tower which houses access and critical ancillary functions and acts as an urban marker that announces the Memory Centre precinct. The existing...
2009
The mission for the construction of this tented camp for SANParks is to build under strict sustainable and ecological principles, summarized in the mission statement: ‘touching the earth lightly’. The two key aspects under which the project was developed are environmental and social sustainability...
2009
The client required their compact house in Pinelands, Cape Town to be enlarged and modernised in order to accommodate a growing family. The strategy was to open up the ground floor in order to connect the front garden with the back and to add a second storey that would capitalize on a previously...
2009
The site for the public transport shared services centre (PTSSC) is located on the corner of two freeways,  Vanguard Drive and the N2.  The adjacent site holds Vangate Mall with a commercial axis perpendicular to the PTSSC site on the Southern border.  Electircal pylons run through the site along a...
2009
Otto Mentzel in his reminiscences of life at the Cape during the perod 1732 to 1740 recalls that there were two reservoirs in use by this time connected by wooden pipes. The upper-most was in the vicinity of the present day tennis courts off Hof street and the other above today's Caledon Square....
2008
The award winning Thusong Services Centre is amongst the most exposed to the public realm. It stands alone in its current context and is intended as a prototype and catalyst to ignite an imagined future civic scaled town centre for the sprawling township of Khayelitsha. The building exudes energy,...

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