Projects

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
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
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
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
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
The Apartments is a contemporary interpretation of Traditional housing in and around Lesotho.  Where natural earth tones and patterns are combined and contrasted with primary colours.  The apartments were designed to be built on an erf with existing house in order to generate an additional income...
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
Durrat Al Bahrain is one of the most exciting and challenging development projects currently under construction in the Gulf Region. This project, located on the south east coast of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has the ultimate potential to accommodate some 35’000 people across a number of distinctive...
2008
Dar Es Salaam has experienced a growth from 400 000 residents in 1972 to 2 500 000 residents in 2005, making it the 3th fastest growing city in Africa. The Magogoni creek forms the South-eastern Border of metropolitan Dar Es Salaam and locates the industrial harbour. The connectivity across the...
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,...
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...
2006
Can a state run project with all the challenges of bureaucracy and unsupportive & contradictory legislation, result in a truly sustainable, integrated human settlement that is an example of best practice and showcases a true understanding of the conceptual domain?Oude Molen (OM) spans approx....
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...
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...

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