Illustrations for Chimurenga 15: The Curriculum is Everything (Cape Town: 2010)

 “What could the curriculum be – if it was designed by the people who dropped out of school so that they could breathe?”  The brief asked for hand-drawn illustrations as imaginative interpretations of the words/concepts listed in the Glossary of

Illustrations for Chimurenga 15: The Curriculum is Everything (Cape Town: 2010)

 “What could the curriculum be – if it was designed by the people who dropped out of school so that they could breathe?”  The brief asked for hand-drawn illustrations as imaginative interpretations of the words/concepts listed in the Glossary of

Hellenica sculpture serie (2008-2010)

 Greece – Hellenica – is more than a physical place. Like most ancient cultures, it has produced universal lessons about human nature, lessons that transcend space and time. Greek myths have a particular format – the tragedy! the horror! –

Hellenica sculpture serie (2008-2010)

 Greece – Hellenica – is more than a physical place. Like most ancient cultures, it has produced universal lessons about human nature, lessons that transcend space and time. Greek myths have a particular format – the tragedy! the horror! –

Hellenica I : Narcissus (2008-2009)

 Narcissus – the man who fell in love with his own reflection in the waters of a river, and drowned when he attempted to kiss it one day. The sculpture represents the moment just before his plunge. The black around him

Hellenica I : Narcissus (2008-2009)

 Narcissus – the man who fell in love with his own reflection in the waters of a river, and drowned when he attempted to kiss it one day. The sculpture represents the moment just before his plunge. The black around him

Hellenica II: The Cave (2009)

   The Cave – Plato’s allegory proposes that there are two worlds: a prefect or ideal one which we should seek, and the one in which we currently live (the cave). The cave is made of shadows of the perfect

Hellenica II: The Cave (2009)

   The Cave – Plato’s allegory proposes that there are two worlds: a prefect or ideal one which we should seek, and the one in which we currently live (the cave). The cave is made of shadows of the perfect

Hellenica III: Orpheus & Eurydice (2009-2010)

   Orpheus & Eurydice – this is a tragic myth, in which Eurydice was kidnapped by the god of the underworld – Hades – on the day of her wedding to Orpheus. Orpheus, a virtuoso in the arts and an

Hellenica III: Orpheus & Eurydice (2009-2010)

   Orpheus & Eurydice – this is a tragic myth, in which Eurydice was kidnapped by the god of the underworld – Hades – on the day of her wedding to Orpheus. Orpheus, a virtuoso in the arts and an

Love: A Translation (in Chimurenga 15: 2010)

For you. To my sensibility and foreign ears, the most love-filled word duet in the English language. More than I love you. Much more than. At first, I didn’t notice how conspicuous and light Love or I love you/this/that are in

Love: A Translation (in Chimurenga 15: 2010)

For you. To my sensibility and foreign ears, the most love-filled word duet in the English language. More than I love you. Much more than. At first, I didn’t notice how conspicuous and light Love or I love you/this/that are in

Employment at Jakupa Architects and Urban Designers (2007-2009)

I worked at Cape Town-based Jakupa Architects and Urban Designers immediately after graduating from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a BArch. Between 2007 and 2009, I occupied a Junior Architect position at Jakupa, and was project architect for two buildings, from

Employment at Jakupa Architects and Urban Designers (2007-2009)

I worked at Cape Town-based Jakupa Architects and Urban Designers immediately after graduating from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a BArch. Between 2007 and 2009, I occupied a Junior Architect position at Jakupa, and was project architect for two buildings, from

Alterations and Additions to Cape Town Society for the Blind (at Jakupa, in 2007-2009)

The Cape Town Society for the Blind – Alterations and Additions for the construction of New Craft Workshops, 45 Salt River Rd, Salt River, Cape Town. Project involvement: 2007-2009: Project Architect: Stage 3 – 5 (design development to contract administration). An alterations

Alterations and Additions to Cape Town Society for the Blind (at Jakupa, in 2007-2009)

The Cape Town Society for the Blind – Alterations and Additions for the construction of New Craft Workshops, 45 Salt River Rd, Salt River, Cape Town. Project involvement: 2007-2009: Project Architect: Stage 3 – 5 (design development to contract administration). An alterations

House Daniels (at Jakupa, in 2009)

House Daniels – Alterations and Additions, 11 Norwood Ave, Athlone, Cape Town | Project involvement: 2009: Project Architect: Stage 1 & 2 (brief appraisal to concept design). An alterations and additions project for a residence. It is the owner’s childhood home, who has grown completely blind

House Daniels (at Jakupa, in 2009)

House Daniels – Alterations and Additions, 11 Norwood Ave, Athlone, Cape Town | Project involvement: 2009: Project Architect: Stage 1 & 2 (brief appraisal to concept design). An alterations and additions project for a residence. It is the owner’s childhood home, who has grown completely blind

New Eerste River Municipal Clinic (at Jakupa, in 2009)

 New Municipal Clinic in Eerste River, ERF 105 Crn. Bob’s Way and Beverly Roads, Eerste River. Project involvement: 2009: Project Architect: Stage 2 – 4 (concept design to tender documentation). Project for a new clinic, adjacent to an existing library and soon

New Eerste River Municipal Clinic (at Jakupa, in 2009)

 New Municipal Clinic in Eerste River, ERF 105 Crn. Bob’s Way and Beverly Roads, Eerste River. Project involvement: 2009: Project Architect: Stage 2 – 4 (concept design to tender documentation). Project for a new clinic, adjacent to an existing library and soon

New Public Transport Shared Services Centre – PTSSC (at Jakupa, in 2008)

  New Public Transport Shared Services Centre (PTSSC), ERF 68505, Athlone, Cape Town Project involvement: 2008: selection of interior and exterior material finishes, wall and flooring products and colour co-ordination concept for the building. Materials were chosen to address uses of

New Public Transport Shared Services Centre – PTSSC (at Jakupa, in 2008)

  New Public Transport Shared Services Centre (PTSSC), ERF 68505, Athlone, Cape Town Project involvement: 2008: selection of interior and exterior material finishes, wall and flooring products and colour co-ordination concept for the building. Materials were chosen to address uses of

New Tourist Information Centre and Accommodation, Kammiesberg NC (at Jakupa, in 2008)

New Tourist Information Centre and Accommodation, Kammiesberg, Northern Cape Project involvement: 2008: assisted Senior Architect with design development and drawings. The Information Centre is the second of two intended projects for Kammiesberg, the first one being the renovation of a farm on the outskirts

New Tourist Information Centre and Accommodation, Kammiesberg NC (at Jakupa, in 2008)

New Tourist Information Centre and Accommodation, Kammiesberg, Northern Cape Project involvement: 2008: assisted Senior Architect with design development and drawings. The Information Centre is the second of two intended projects for Kammiesberg, the first one being the renovation of a farm on the outskirts

New Kwa-Zulu Natal Craft Hub (at Jakupa, in 2008)

 New Kwa-Zulu Natal Craft Hub, 84 Smit Street, Durban City Centre |  Project involvement: 2008: Project Architect: concept design and presentation material for a proposed new craft hub, to be housed in an existing building to convert. [Image source: Jakupa

New Kwa-Zulu Natal Craft Hub (at Jakupa, in 2008)

 New Kwa-Zulu Natal Craft Hub, 84 Smit Street, Durban City Centre |  Project involvement: 2008: Project Architect: concept design and presentation material for a proposed new craft hub, to be housed in an existing building to convert. [Image source: Jakupa

Green Point Stadium Common (at Jakupa, in 2007)

Green Point Stadium Common, Green Point, Cape Town |  Project involvement: 2007: assisted Senior Architect with concept design presentation drawings. The Common was designed as the urban environment around the new Green Point Stadium, built as one of the host stadiums for

Green Point Stadium Common (at Jakupa, in 2007)

Green Point Stadium Common, Green Point, Cape Town |  Project involvement: 2007: assisted Senior Architect with concept design presentation drawings. The Common was designed as the urban environment around the new Green Point Stadium, built as one of the host stadiums for

Studies for a versatile wedding dress

June 2010 – A dear friend was getting married in December 2010 and wanted to explore ideas for a wedding dress, which would be more like a cocktail dress, so as to be re-usable (!). In the end, she chose traditional silk

Studies for a versatile wedding dress

June 2010 – A dear friend was getting married in December 2010 and wanted to explore ideas for a wedding dress, which would be more like a cocktail dress, so as to be re-usable (!). In the end, she chose traditional silk

Shamis-Sá Mobile for Baby

August 2010 – This felt mobile for dear friends Vanessa and Khalid was based on a study of origami bird shapes. I initially wanted to make the birds out of felt squares, but the material wouldn’t hold the shape as well as origami paper, and

Shamis-Sá Mobile for Baby

August 2010 – This felt mobile for dear friends Vanessa and Khalid was based on a study of origami bird shapes. I initially wanted to make the birds out of felt squares, but the material wouldn’t hold the shape as well as origami paper, and

The Octopus, The Boat, The Imperialists and A Dark Cloud (over the Poets)

May 2009 – Concept and execution of festive installation The Octopus, The Boat, The Imperialists and A Dark Cloud, for Chimurenga Library project for CAPE PLATFORM 09 Art Biennale, Cape Town Central Library, Drill Hall, Cape Town, Reference and Poetry

The Octopus, The Boat, The Imperialists and A Dark Cloud (over the Poets)

May 2009 – Concept and execution of festive installation The Octopus, The Boat, The Imperialists and A Dark Cloud, for Chimurenga Library project for CAPE PLATFORM 09 Art Biennale, Cape Town Central Library, Drill Hall, Cape Town, Reference and Poetry

Studies for a hanging lamp – WL01

2009 – A wall-mounted lamp made by assembling ready-made elements such as a shelving bracket. Ideal as reading lamp over bed.

Studies for a hanging lamp – WL01

2009 – A wall-mounted lamp made by assembling ready-made elements such as a shelving bracket. Ideal as reading lamp over bed.

Illustrations for Cindy Poole’s 369cube

 January 2009 – Presentation drawings for Cindy Poole, for furniture concept competition entry, 369cube. The 369cube is adaptable as office table, dinning room table and ornament. 3D model by Riana S Raveloarison. [Nude painting Untitled (Big nude) by Senam Okudzeto

Illustrations for Cindy Poole’s 369cube

 January 2009 – Presentation drawings for Cindy Poole, for furniture concept competition entry, 369cube. The 369cube is adaptable as office table, dinning room table and ornament. 3D model by Riana S Raveloarison. [Nude painting Untitled (Big nude) by Senam Okudzeto

Study for an Album Cover

 2009-2010 – This draft was prepared for musician and composer Neo Muyanga as a possible cover for a forthcoming guitar album.  Neo’s music “plays along the boundaries of the crafted and the improvised – songs made become songs found. the music is hybridized –

Study for an Album Cover

 2009-2010 – This draft was prepared for musician and composer Neo Muyanga as a possible cover for a forthcoming guitar album.  Neo’s music “plays along the boundaries of the crafted and the improvised – songs made become songs found. the music is hybridized –

Auto-Retrato no Tempo da Crise (self-portrait)

November 2008 – I began experimenting with collage back in 2002, whilst still a student of architecture at UCT. This self-portrait was the first attempt at using a combination of graphic cut-outs on paper, magazine images, a play of scale and relief/shadow. None

Auto-Retrato no Tempo da Crise (self-portrait)

November 2008 – I began experimenting with collage back in 2002, whilst still a student of architecture at UCT. This self-portrait was the first attempt at using a combination of graphic cut-outs on paper, magazine images, a play of scale and relief/shadow. None

Illustrations for Elle DECO Magazine no.41

2006 – Hand-drawings of renovated residences for SA ELLE Decoration Revamp Issue 2006 (no.41 – article Revamp Guide by Doreen de Waal and Louise McCann). [Note: page sequence shown on this blog differs from the original published magazine, as I

Illustrations for Elle DECO Magazine no.41

2006 – Hand-drawings of renovated residences for SA ELLE Decoration Revamp Issue 2006 (no.41 – article Revamp Guide by Doreen de Waal and Louise McCann). [Note: page sequence shown on this blog differs from the original published magazine, as I

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

Research hand-drawings for “Ibo: A Casa e o Tempo” by Júlio Carrilho

2001: Research hand-drawings for the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Maputo, Mozambique as part of book entitled “Ibo: A Casa e o Tempo” (“Ibo – The Home Throughout Time”, UEM, Maputo, 2005). These drawings were the result of a month-long internship with

Research hand-drawings for “Ibo: A Casa e o Tempo” by Júlio Carrilho

2001: Research hand-drawings for the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Maputo, Mozambique as part of book entitled “Ibo: A Casa e o Tempo” (“Ibo – The Home Throughout Time”, UEM, Maputo, 2005). These drawings were the result of a month-long internship with