Chapter Illustrations

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 :

2010
54 Dr Langalibalele Dube Street
A commercial high rise building for Durban.
2015
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.
2014
Classroom Model
A detailed model of one of the classroom modules from the Randburg College project
2009
uMkhumbane Mixed Use
A mixed use, commercial/residential building for the uMkhumbane community in Durban.
2011
Hyundai
Ongoing development and rebranding of the car manufacturer's properties in the Western Cape | Stage 5 Architects
2010
Golden Mile Sculpture Gallery
A Sculpture display and storage space for the upgraded Golden Mile of Durban beach front.
2010
A Embaixada do Brasil em Moçambique
A Brazilian embassy for Mozambique, in Maputo.
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.
2014
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
2011
Unbalanced Bench
An outdoor timber bench designed and built of basic components with exposed junctions.
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