Projects

  • CAFDA
  • CAFDA
2017
Makeka Design Lab was appointed to covert a complex of existing buildings, previously the CAFDA Family Centre in Grassy Park, into a new Primary School. The buildings will house an Independent School set to open in early 2018. 
2017
Makeka Design Lab was comissioned to create a vision for the Madagascar ICT Hub.
Retreat cabins
2017
COMING SOON Retreat cabins for a private estate 
2016
Makeka Design Lab was appointed to conceptualize and redesign the façade of a rundown 1935 building for renowned Johannesburg developers and Maboneng creators, Propertuity. The proposal was inspired by the notion of “beyond”. Delve: To search deeply and laboriously. // Deeper: Extending far...
  • Royal Chapel
  • Royal Chapel
2015
The Royal Chapel for the Kingdom of Lesotho, situated on the grounds of the Royal Palace in Maseru, explores concepts associated with earth, water, fire and sky. The building is conceived as a portal frame structure of steel, Rheinzink and timber. The building is surrounded by the landscaped garden...
  • Riverton Mews
  • Riverton Mews
2015
Makeka Design Lab was appointed to design a low cost housing development located in Elsie’s River. The development comprises of sixteen two and three bedroom units surrounding a child friendly communal garden. The development is ideally located just off the main business corridor within easy...
Mixed Use Development
2015
Makeka Design Lab was appointed for the design of a new mixed use development. Coming Soon.
  • Silo 3 + 4
  • Silo 3 + 4
2015
Makeka Design Lab in joint venture with VDMMA have been appointed for the design of Silo 3 and 4, two mixed use buildings consiting of retail and high-end residential apartments. The buildings form part of the Silo District Developments surrounding the Zeitz MOCAA situated at the heart of the...
Cape Town Station Drivers Mess
2015
Makeka Design Lab was appointed, in collaboration (joint venture) with DHK Architects and Jakupa Architects and Urban Designers to design a mess for Cape Town Station.The central site, adjacent to Cape Town Station, offered an existing raised platform above an existing road, with 360 degree views...
2015
In 2013 Makeka Design Lab partnered with EFGH, a prominent boutique architecture outfit in New York, to conceptualize and design a Cultural Precinct as part of a competition brief aiming to balance the pragmatic with the poetic.Whilst the notion of artistic precincts is healthy supported and...
2015
The design for the extension to SPHS, that played a leading role in the anti-apartheid struggle, is the result of careful analysis of the existing footprint and programmatic organisation. The additions are placed in a way to shape meaningful outdoor spaces where students and teachers can interact...
2014
The entire Tokai precinct has rich and varied environmental qualities and opportunities, from the low flatlands through the core historical settlement and the immense variety of trees, forests, plantations and arboretum experiences.  The initial design concept was to tuck the building into the...
2013
The Water Cathedral is an interactive experiential pavilion dedicated to celebrating design through, with and for Water. The project is conceived as three spatial and experiential pivots, a “field” of public engagement, reflection and gaze; a habitable pedestal which houses temporal functions as a...
2013
The existing Royal Palace was built some 35 years ago in 1975/76 and its completion and occupation was deliberately intended to coincide with the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Lesotho’s independence. July 2008 saw the initiation of the new Palace project by the Ministery of Public Works...
2010
Sociocultural Evolutionism Expressed Via TechtonicsSociocultural evolution(ism) is an umbrella term for theories of cultural evolution and social evolution, describing how cultures and societies have developed over time. Although such theories typically provide models for understanding the...
2012
Set against the breathtaking backdrop and the rich viniculture tradition of the Franschhoek Valley, the Leopard’s Leap Wine Estate provides a contemporary home for the innovative Leopard’s Leap Wine brand. The existing building was converted and extended to host a range of activities, paying homage...

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