Built

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...
2012
The intervention on Strand Street is more akin to an urban scaling device than habitable architecture, and is seen as an act to humanise and bring a tactile quality to the neomodern apartheid-inspired architecture of Cape Town Station. Historically subservient to the dictates of rail dominant...
2012
South Africa has one of the highest incidences of rape and sexual violence in the world.  Rock Girl initiated the "Safe Spaces", a grassroots public art and education campaign, to motivate for and create safe places for girls and women - and everyone - in our schools, communities, and CBDs -...
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 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
In 2009, Makeka Design Lab displayed its artwork 'Rest' at the Gwangju Design Biennale. A copy of the 'Rest' presentation is available in PDF format below. “One Earth, One Sun”: We, together as one communityByoung Soo Cho, Curator for Living The theme of the exhibition, “One Earth, One Sun” is...
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,...
2006
The SAPS Retreat Police Station was MDL’s first commission. As a recipient of the CIFA award for design excellence, the building dispels myths that police stations are cold, unfriendly places; replacing it with the fact that beautiful design has a place in every field and vocation. As the first in...
2007
The re-development of the old ConradieHospital site is an unique opportunity to provide housing and employment in a new integrated neighbourhood. Furthermore housing can be provided relatively close to the Cape Town CBD. The site will be a new node of activity which joins work, living and leisure...