Drivelines Studios | LOT-EK

Drivelines Studios is a residential building in Johannesburg, SA. Located in Maboneng, an area of recent urban transformation and renewal, it responds to the post-apartheid generation’s desire to repopulate the city’s downtown through new models of urban living.

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Lydia Residence | Driss Kettani

This five-storey residential building in Casablanca, Morocco, features three typical floors and two set back storeys, all apartments having balconies / terraces. These terraces offer an exterior space but also a buffer space between the interior and the narrow street.

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Hillbrow Counselling Centre | Local Studio

Prior to initiation of this project, the Outreach Foundation provided a very impact-full counselling service to trauma victims in Hillbrow, an area rife with crime and violence. In recent years, counsellors at the centre were trained further in handling unique trauma relating to migrants and refugees.

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Invermark House | SAOTA

Located in the leafy suburb of Higgovale, set below the iconic Table Mountain, House Invermark overlooks the city and harbour of Cape Town. Forty seven years after receiving a medal…

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Cedar Street House in Algiers | Alia Bengana Architects

The client inherited a house built in the 1950s that had been extensively remodeled over the years. He wanted to create a basement, enlarge the house, and create a terrace to take advantage of the view on the Bay of Algiers.

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Amaze Restaurant | Kiu Architects

Amaze Restaurant is situated on the corner of Sixth Ave and Main Rd in the leafy suburb of Walmer, Port Elizabeth. It was an opportunity to do something a bit different. Working closely with the architect and contractor allowed us to create a building far removed from the ever too common “Port Elizabeth house conversion”.

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Outreach Foundation | Local Studio

The Outreach Foundation Community Centre was completed in early 2015, and is one of the first new social infrastructure projects to be built in Hillbrow since the 1970’s. The project is situated within the broader Hillbrow Lutheran Church/ Friedenskirche precinct, a site given to the Lutheran church by Paul Kruger at the turn of the century. The actual building site is the staggered rooftop of an unfinished community hall built as part of the German Consulate in the 1970’s.

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Fox Street Studios | Daffonchio & Associates Architects

Fox Street Studios is a mixed-use development, with restaurants and retail on the ground floor, and residential / studio units above. The building was originally only 4 floors, and each floor above the ground level is dedicated to a single unit.

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43 Lion Street | Team Architects

When visiting this house, one is struck by a beautiful ambiguity: it is both a Victorian row house and a machine for living in. This dual representation is engendered by the design of the facade as a habitable space, a traditional stoep rendered as a transparent black steel frame accommodating sliding gates, rolling cycles, opening doors, growing plants.

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Watershed | Wolff Architects

This design demonstrates how an educational institution can show leadership in the formation of the city that would serve interests beyond those of the proposed business incubator alone. Instead of locating the business incubator in a portion of the existing industrial shed (as required in the brief), the design team proposed a new street throughout the entire shed that sets up an urban pedestrian network which connects several popular areas around the shed.

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