Category Archives: Speculations

Drawing, thinking landscape – II

  One of my first landscape architecture projects as an undergraduate architecture student: A cultural interpretation centre set amidst the Groot Constantia vineyard, one of the oldest in the Western Cape region of South Africa.      

Drawing, thinking landscape – II

  One of my first landscape architecture projects as an undergraduate architecture student: A cultural interpretation centre set amidst the Groot Constantia vineyard, one of the oldest in the Western Cape region of South Africa.      

Drawing, thinking human experience

A simple building addressing a basic need: ablutions next to the beach in Maputo (read more about it here).

Drawing, thinking human experience

A simple building addressing a basic need: ablutions next to the beach in Maputo (read more about it here).

Drawing, thinking landscape

The hand helps the mind to see: preparatory sketch for the the Un-restricting Simons Town competition (read here about it).

Drawing, thinking landscape

The hand helps the mind to see: preparatory sketch for the the Un-restricting Simons Town competition (read here about it).

Competition II: Building Envelope for Housing Scheme

With Nelia Fassen and Joanne Stranack In my first week at Stauch Vorster Architects (Cape Town) in early June, we had an in-house competition to tackle a new low-cost housing development out in Belhar, Western Cape. The spatial arrangement of

Competition II: Building Envelope for Housing Scheme

With Nelia Fassen and Joanne Stranack In my first week at Stauch Vorster Architects (Cape Town) in early June, we had an in-house competition to tackle a new low-cost housing development out in Belhar, Western Cape. The spatial arrangement of

Competition I: Un-Restricting Simon’s Town

With Evandro Schwalbach, John Edwards and Katlego Motene The organization Architecture for Humanity launched a challenge in 2011,  extended into August 2012: [un]restricted access – to re-imagine new uses for de-comissioned military installations anywhere in the world, that would benefit

Competition I: Un-Restricting Simon’s Town

With Evandro Schwalbach, John Edwards and Katlego Motene The organization Architecture for Humanity launched a challenge in 2011,  extended into August 2012: [un]restricted access – to re-imagine new uses for de-comissioned military installations anywhere in the world, that would benefit

Portfolio preview

I am currently compiling a print version of my portfolio, highlighting projects across all five categories present in this blog. More preview images here.

Portfolio preview

I am currently compiling a print version of my portfolio, highlighting projects across all five categories present in this blog. More preview images here.

Memorial to Absence: District Six, Cape Town (BArch Thesis, UCT, 2006)

Memorial to Absence: District Six, Cape Town – BArch Thesis (UCT, November 2006) Synopsis: A memorial is built so that one can never forget. The absence of District Six from Cape Town’s urban life and fabric is a loss which

Memorial to Absence: District Six, Cape Town (BArch Thesis, UCT, 2006)

Memorial to Absence: District Six, Cape Town – BArch Thesis (UCT, November 2006) Synopsis: A memorial is built so that one can never forget. The absence of District Six from Cape Town’s urban life and fabric is a loss which

“Memorial to Absence: District Six, Cape Town” in the Press

Memorial to Absence: District Six (2006) in the Press: Print: District Six design a winner by John Yeld, in Cape Argus 04 January 2007  Online: District Six design scoops award by John Yeld, posted on 04 January 2007, in http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/district-six-design-scoops-award-1.309678 

“Memorial to Absence: District Six, Cape Town” in the Press

Memorial to Absence: District Six (2006) in the Press: Print: District Six design a winner by John Yeld, in Cape Argus 04 January 2007  Online: District Six design scoops award by John Yeld, posted on 04 January 2007, in http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/district-six-design-scoops-award-1.309678 

Sports Centre in the Marginal, Maputo

 Semester BArch5, UCT, 2005 –  The brief called for a sports centre in the developing world, which would be low maintenance and make sense for the local environmental and social conditions of the place. This was an international competition, which was

Sports Centre in the Marginal, Maputo

 Semester BArch5, UCT, 2005 –  The brief called for a sports centre in the developing world, which would be low maintenance and make sense for the local environmental and social conditions of the place. This was an international competition, which was

Touch Therapy Centre in Woodstock, Cape Town

Semesters BAS 5&6 at UCT, 2003 – This is the mini-thesis produced at the end of my three-year under-grad degree at UCT. The building programme promoted healing through massage styles, chiropractic and other techniques such as dance, that encourage contact between therapist and client

Touch Therapy Centre in Woodstock, Cape Town

Semesters BAS 5&6 at UCT, 2003 – This is the mini-thesis produced at the end of my three-year under-grad degree at UCT. The building programme promoted healing through massage styles, chiropractic and other techniques such as dance, that encourage contact between therapist and client