Competitions

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...
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...
2010
Creating a museum which is going to present one nation's history is an extremely difficult undertaking in modern times. This is primarily so because history is not a simple academic subject. It is the story of who we are and about our own identity. Yet what makes an identity in the modern world? We...
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...
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
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....
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
One of 100 exclusive villas to be built in Ordos, China: Villa 083 aka The Palace of the North. Curated by Ai Wei Wei & selected by Hertzog & de Meuron, the Ordos 100 is a ground breaking development that gave 100 of the brightest architects in the world a chance to showcase their talents....
2007
The City of Cape Town, as the contracting authority, in partnership with the Provincial Government of the Western Cape and the National Government, invited proposals for the design, development and financial sustainability planning of the Green Point Stadium and precinct to enable the City to host...