Urban

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...
  • 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...
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...
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...
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....
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...