2010 student project (one day esquisse)
The proposed site is flanked to the south with a dirty, smelly public toilet block and to the north by a skate park, which sees much activity. Access is purely pedestrian, with the main promenade to the east and a walkway, up the slope to the west. This, along with climatic considerations, dictated the orientation and arrangement of spaces for the gallery and other functions. The programme was allowed to generate a basic formal composition which manifested itself as three stacked volumes.
The beachfront promenade has undergone a lot of recent development and the architecture of the sculpture space reflects the contemporary African urban feel of the new interventions.The coastline and piers give a strong horizontal character to the area, which was the main formal generator for the gallery.
The project was given as a one-day design test, limited to hand-drawn submissions on A2 sheets. Renders were done at a later stage using Archicad for BIM and Artlantis Studio for rendering.
Now see :
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.
Iterative models from the Goal Line design process
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.
Seaspray Apartment Renovation
An apartment renovation inspired by the interiors of luxury yachts | Stage 5 Architects
uMkhumbane Mixed Use
A mixed use, commercial/residential building for the uMkhumbane community in Durban.
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.
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
A light, open plan home nestled between rich private green spaces on a small plot in Johannesburg | Xhamai Design
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.
An outdoor timber bench designed and built of basic components with exposed junctions.