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 :
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.
A light, open plan home nestled between rich private green spaces on a small plot in Johannesburg | Xhamai Design
A large folly which seeks to revitalise a neglected urban park through reimagined spectator sports facilities
Booysens Brew Works programme development and site massing
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
Ongoing development and rebranding of the car manufacturer's properties in the Western Cape | Stage 5 Architects
Grant Street Mixed Use
A small, mixed use building in a strictly protected heritage neighbourhood in the City of Cape Town | Stage 5 Architects
An outdoor timber bench designed and built of basic components with exposed junctions.
West Coast beach house for a couple who enjoy entertaining | Stage 5 Architects