Cultural and heritage mapping

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...
Makeka Design Labs has been invited to participate in the University of Cape Town's 'Architectural League'. The exhibition will be taking place at the Centre for African Studies Gallery (the Harry Oppenheimer Building, University of Cape Town) from 17:30 to 21:00 on 28 May 2013.The University of...
2012
South Peninsula High school is situated on Old Kendal Road, Diep River and has been earmarked for the classroom replacement project by the Western Cape Department of Education.  As part of this project, all existing prefabricated  classrooms will be demolished and replaced during phase 1. Phase 2...
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 -...
In their June 2012 edition, Marie Claire included a spread on the Rock Girl benches campaign, featuring a design from Makeka Design Lab.
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...
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...
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...
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...