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Collaged images of natural and constructed landscapes over- and under-exposed by the ghostly figures of beer drinkers: an expression of the Genius Loci of Booysens Reserve.

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 :

2015
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.
2009
uMkhumbane Mixed Use
A mixed use, commercial/residential building for the uMkhumbane community in Durban.
2015
House Maria
A light, open plan home nestled between rich private green spaces on a small plot in Johannesburg | Xhamai Design
2015
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.
2015
Sparge
A week long charette, or intensive, oblique design exercise in early May 2015.
2010
54 Dr Langalibalele Dube Street
A commercial high rise building for Durban.
2014
Randburg College
A school for children from junior primary to matric, designed to allow learners of all developments and sizes to engage at the level they feel comfortable.
2014
Classroom Model
A detailed model of one of the classroom modules from the Randburg College project
2015
SMaSH Brewing
Booysens Brew Works programme development and site massing
2013
Van Zyl Ads & Alts
New ensuite bathroom addition to a family home | Stage 5 Architects
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