2015 thesis project
Throughout my 2015 thesis document, I used collaged images of natural and constructed landscapes over- and under-exposed by the ghostly figures of beer drinkers to try to express my own sense of place in and around Booysens Reserve.
The landscape itself feels ill-exposed, as if it ceases to exist the moment you pass through; hiding lost mythologies, or perhaps just overworked by industry and the movement of countless people, long forgotten.
Booysens reserve has a deep sense of place, but feels lost in its environment, sandwiched between the remains of the Crown Mines claim and the roller-coaster of Gold Reef City. Industrial buildings of various ages stand on the bones of a small, neat arrangement of mining cottages, a modest suburb dwarfed by neighbouring Booysens. There is a feeling of expectancy, as the Soweto Highway snakes towards Soccer City, that the land has more to offer up than the gold ripped from beneath its crust.
Now see :
Johannesburg Urban Fabric
A series of maps highlighting different zoning in Gauteng which reveals bands of industrial activities (red), commercial zones (green), and open space and farming (yellow) which intersect just south of the Johannesburg CBD.
A detailed model of one of the classroom modules from the Randburg College project
Booysens Brew Works Part 2
An experimental co-operative brewery in Booysens Reserve, a small industrial suburb in the South of Johannesburg. This, my M.Arch thesis project is a conceptualisation of the space constructed by the Imagined Community of South Africa's emergent youth culture.
A Embaixada do Brasil em Moçambique
A Brazilian embassy for Mozambique, in Maputo.
Seaspray Apartment Renovation
An apartment renovation inspired by the interiors of luxury yachts | Stage 5 Architects
A dynamic facade treatment which can be modified throughout the year to allow the desired thermal balance and natural light developed in Grasshopper for the Booysens Brew Works.
Drunk in Public
Conceptual foundation for the urban extension of the Booysens Brew Works project
Iterative models from the Goal Line design process
uMkhumbane Mixed Use
A mixed use, commercial/residential building for the uMkhumbane community in Durban.
54 Dr Langalibalele Dube Street
A commercial high rise building for Durban.