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 :
A Rhinoceros script driven parametric design for the main bridging element between the Booysens Brew Works brewery and distribution buildings.
Iterative models from the Goal Line design process
54 Dr Langalibalele Dube Street
A commercial high rise building for Durban.
A Embaixada do Brasil em Moçambique
A Brazilian embassy for Mozambique, in Maputo.
Louis Road Plaza
An urban scheme which re-imagines the urban fabric between Louis Botha Road and Grant Avenue as a sustainable public arts and urban farming network
An outdoor timber bench designed and built of basic components with exposed junctions.
A light, open plan home nestled between rich private green spaces on a small plot in Johannesburg | Xhamai Design
Seaspray Apartment Renovation
An apartment renovation inspired by the interiors of luxury yachts | Stage 5 Architects
Brew Works Models
Final models depicting my 2015 architectural thesis project
Booysens Brew Works Part 1
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.