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We were tasked with transforming a deep attic with poor orientation into a welcoming workshop space for a business school. Our main response was to clad the walls with back-lit polycarbonate panels which provide a similar spectrum to sunlight. . Photos by @nicrawhani . . #lsjoburg #residentevil #lightwall #innovationlab #LED

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Suburban house with owner, Johannesburg | 2015. . Photo by @southwood.hyperstructure . . #lsjoburg #johannesburg #glasshouse #whitehouse #picturewindows #staffie

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One edge of a city block – made up of standalone structures built between 1903 and 1934 – later connected and converted into a single office and retail complex. Johannesburg CBD | 2017. . Drawings by @michaeltymbios and @_counterspace, photos by @southwood.hyperstructure . . #elevationarchitecture #lsjoburg #johannesburg #joburg #downtown #artdeco #chambersofchange #heritagearchitecture #jccookcowen

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Qurtuba Citadel. Johannesburg | 2016. . Masterplan for 680 dwellings and Islamic Centre on a greenfield site north-east of the city center. . . #lsjoburg #masterplan #housing #rowhousing #johannesburg #urbandesign

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Please support independent bookstores during lockdown! . Our book ‘Hustles: Five Years of Local Studio’ is available @lovebooksjozi and @davidkrutbookstore in Johannesburg as well as @clarkesbookshop in Cape Town. All are open/ open by appointment at this time. . . #lsjoburg #artbooks #architecturebooks #hustles #davidsouthwood

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Hard to imagine inhabitable spaces in this hive of cold-rolled steel, but they’re there. . Outreach Foundation, Johannesburg | 2015. . . #lightsteelframe #lsjoburg #hillbrow #johannesburg #ephemeral

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Reconnecting a street grid with a pedestrian promenade: a skatepark at one end and playground at the other | Johannesburg, 2019. . We photographed this space before the city opened it up to the public, hence the absence of people in the images. We felt it fitting to share them at this difficult time when all public spaces in South Africa have been closed while under Covid-19 lockdown. . . . #linearpark #skatepark #promenade #placemaking #urbandesign #lsjoburg #johannesburg

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Restaurant Pavillion at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg | 2015. . The South African architectural community recently witnessed the passing of one of its eminent heritage practitioners, Herbert Prins, who played an integral part in defining the form and siting of this project. . . #lsjoburg #constitutionhill #joburg #localstudio #braamfontein #johannesburg #pavillion #temporarystructure #popup #heritage #herbertprins

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Rosebank Road Housing | Johannesburg | 2020 . The geometry of this site means that the terraces should run perpendicularly to the street, learning from examples like Horatio West Court in Santa Monica by Irving Gill (1919). . . #lsjoburg #rowhousing #triplexes #irvinggill #johannesburg

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Low-tech attempts at making a 27m2 studio apartment functional as a home // capable of hosting guests for dinner (post-lockdown that is…) . Oxford Road Apartments, Illovo, 2021 Completion . . #localstudio #architecture #housing #design #microunits #homedesign #archdaily #archidaily #johannesburg #lsjoburg #oxfordapartmentsillovo

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LS WFH Series 6/6: Lapalala Wilderness School by Team DT @dantrollip @chrisna_viljoen @peter_gerber . A new home for the Lapalala Wilderness School: a Limpopo institution that has been providing ecological education to visiting school children for over 30 years. The new buildings will double the schools capacity and provide new permanent housing for teachers. . . #localstudio #architecture #design #schooldesign #rammedearth #archdaily #archidaily #ruralarchitecture #wfhseries #limpopo

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LS WFH Series 5/6: City Building by Team ST @miss_samvimes @kolatsis @garretmzyk . . A 272-unit apartment building, comprised of 2, 3 and 4 bed clusters, micro loft units, roof garden and ground-floor retail space | 2021 Completion | Jeppestown, Johannesburg . . #localstudio #architecture #design #urbandesign #archdaily #archidaily #housing #wfhseries #johannesburg

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LS WFH Series 4/6: Sandton Oasis by Team TC @local_studio . . 250 residential apartments including gym, restaurants and collaborative work spaces | 2021 Completion | Morningside, Johannesburg . . #localstudio #architecture #design #urbandesign #archdaily #archidaily #housing #wfhseries #johannesburg

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LS WFH Series 3/6: The Iris Development by Team DT @dantrollip @chrisna_viljoen @peter_gerber . . Mixed-use development comprising retail, office space and loft housing | 2021 Completion | Bedfordview, Johannesburg . . #localstudio #architecture #design #urbandesign #archdaily #archidaily #newbuild #housing #wfhseries #johannesburg

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LS WFH Series 2/6: Rosebank Road Development by Team TC @local_studio @amyelizabethleibbrandt @kelly_degouveia . . 19 duplex and triplex terrace houses | 2021 Completion | Rosebank, Johannesburg . . #localstudio #architecture #design #urbandesign #archdaily #archidaily #newbuild #housing #wfhseries #johannesburg

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We’re sharing a series of concept-stage projects by our three directors’ teams working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown: 1/6: Oxford Road Hotel by Team ST @miss_samvimes @garretmzyk @kolatsis . . 137 executive apartments | 2021 Completion | Illovo, Johannesburg . . #localstudio #architecture #design #urbandesign #archdaily #archidaily #adaptivereuse #housing #apartments #wfhseries #johannesburgrestaurants

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We are extremely honoured to have Limpopo Youth Hostel reviewed in the latest edition of @archrecordmag. Article link in bio. . . Bela Bela, 2019 . . 📷1-4 by Tristan Mclaren 📷5,6 by Natasha Laurent . . #localstudio #architecture #timber #design #archdaily #archidaily #belabela #limpopo #southafrica

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Vuja De . . 330 affordable rental apartments in downtown Johannesburg for @ithembaproperty . . New Doornfontein, 2020 . . 📷 by @kolatsis . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #housing #archidaily #apartment #johannesburg

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Excited to see Fulham Heights in the latest @hyundai_sa advert, sporting a multicoloured makeover. . . Brixton, 2019 . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #johannesburgarchitecture #brixton #hyundai

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74 Grant . . Renovation of a 1960s apartment block on Norwood’s iconic Grant Avenue . . Norwood, 2019 . . 📷 by Natasha Laurent @papercut_za . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #adaptivereuse #apartment #renovation #norwood #johannesburg

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A sectional sketch or our office, drawn by @kolatsis @amyelizabethleibbrandt and @garretmzyk as a farewell gift to Josh Wilson who is leaving us after 7 years!

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We are immensely proud to welcome Daniel Trollip as a new director and shareholder of Local Studio. Dan has a Masters degree from WITS and worked for Lewis Lewin and Rodney Choromanski before joining Local Studio in 2016. Dan currently leads some of the largest projects in the office such as 49 Jorissen, our 600-bed student housing scheme in Braamfontein. #localstudio #architecture #urbandesign #architect #johannesburg

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We are immensely proud to welcome Shawn Constant as a new director and shareholder of Local Studio. Shawn has been with the firm since its forming in 2012 and helped develop many of our founding ethos through our volunteer community work in Westbury. Shawn currently manages all building control and townplanning applications for the firm. #localstudio #architecture #urbandesign #johannesburg

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We are immensely proud to welcome Samantha Trask as a new director and shareholder of Local Studio. Sam has a Masters degree from UJ and worked for Bharat Trikam Architects before joining Local Studio in 2014. Sam is the glue that holds Local Studio together and has led many tough projects in the firm, from multi-unit residential schemes for Dipula, to urban design projects in Westbury. #localstudio #architecture #urbandesign #architect #johannesburg

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We’re so excited to be listed as one of @archdaily‘s “36 Architecture Firms From The Global South You Should Know”. Check out the link in our bio and let us know what you think! . . 📸 Outreach Foundation, Hillbrow (2015) by @southwood.hyperstructure . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #johannesburg #hillbrow

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We are proud to announce that Protea Glen Secondary School was the winner in the Light Steel Framed Building category at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) 2019 Steel Awards this month. 📸 by @earl_a_ . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #affordableeducation #soweto #lightweightsteel #saiscsteel19

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𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁 . . New factory building for @paulshomemadeicecream and @tjips.co. The iconic brise soleil will be constructed from cross-laminated timber with openings resembling ice-cream scoops. . . #localstudio #architecture #design #urbandesign #archdaily #archidaily #factorydesign #icecreamfactory #johannesburg

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Blanca Calvo interviewed by Dan Trollip of Local Studio. . . 🎥 by @nicrawhani . . #localstudio #architecture #archidaily #archdaily #urbandesign #publicspace #adaptivereuse #braamfonteingate #Southpointcnr #rissikstreetpromenade #99juta

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Arch for Arch . . In honour of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. With @snohetta and @designindaba . . Cape Town, 2017 . . 📷 by Dave Southwood @southwood.hyperstructure . . #localstudio #architecture #design #urbandesign #archdaily #archidaily #publicspace #capetown #archforarch

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99 Juta . . Johannesburg, 2018 . . 📷 by Dave Southwood @southwood.hyperstructure . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #renovation #mixeduse #99juta #braamfontein

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Local Studio is launching its Team Development Bursary, aimed at assisting academically-strong candidates fund postgraduate studies in Architecture and Urban Design. The 2019 bursary has been awarded to Khensani De Klerk, who will be embarking on an MPhil Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Cambridge, starting in October 2019. For 2020 Team Development Bursary applications, send your resume and portfolio to admin@localstudio.co.za. This bursary is offered to one student a year. . . #localstudio #architecture #design #urbandesign #bursary #universityofcambridge #johannesburg

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Westbury Bridge . . Pedestrian bridge, amphitheater and public recreational space Johannesburg, 2016 . . 📷 by Dave Southwood @southwood.hyperstructure . . #localstudio #architecture #archdaily #archidaily #bridgedesign #urbandesign #publicspace #johannesburgarchitecture #westbury

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ASE Tsakane . . African School for Excellence Johannesburg, 2016 . . 📷 by Dave Southwood @southwood.hyperstructure . . #localstudio #architecture #archdaily #archidaily #lightweightsteel #affordableeducation #africanschoolforexcellence #johannesburgarchitecture #tsakane

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Situation East . . Conversion of a former garment workers factory into residential apartments and the addition of fifth and sixth storeys and a roof garden. . . Maboneng, 2016 . . 📷 by Dave Southwood @southwood.hyperstructure . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #adaptivereuse #affordablehousing #roofgarden #situationeast #maboneng #johannesburgarchitecture

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House McKay . . Built from materials almost entirely sourced within a 5km radius of the site . . Tarlton, 2016 . . 📷 by Dave Southwood @southwood.hyperstructure . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #johannesburgarchitecture

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Local Studio is launching its Foundation Bursary, a financial assistance and mentorship program for previously disadvantaged South Africans wishing to enroll in undergraduate architectural studies. The bursary involves support in rewriting grade 12 exams in order to be accepted into an undergraduate architecture programme in South Africa. The 2019 bursary has been awarded to Lindokuhle Tshabalala, an individual who is passionate about architecture, who faced a devastating house fire during his previous matric exams. For 2020 Foundation Bursary applications, send your resume and portfolio to admin@localstudio.co.za. This bursary is offered to one student a year. . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #bursary #johannesburg

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Local Studio is excited to be launching our International Internship Programme in September 2019. We will be hosting Yutaro Osawa, a Masters student from the Tokyo University of Science for a two month immersion into our office and city. For 2020 International Internship Program applications, send your resume and portfolio to admin@localstudio.co.za. Internships are offered to one student a year and include housing. . . . #localstudio #architecture #design #internship #tokyo #johannesburg

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Hillbrow Counselling Centre . . A new-build structure to facilitate counselling services to migrants in Hillbrow. . . Hillbrow, 2016 📷 by Dave Southwood @southwood.hyperstructure . . #localstudio #architecture #design #interiordesign #archdaily #archidaily #affordablehealthcare #newbuild #chromadek #johannesburgarchitecture #hillbrow #johannesburg

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Broadwalk Urban Village . . 140 residential units . . Midrand, 2018 📷 by Dave Southwood @southwood.hyperstructure . . #localstudio #architecture #design #interiordesign #archdaily #archidaily #adaptivereuse #affordablehousing #johannesburgarchitecture #johannesburg

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GIBS Co.Central . . Gordon Institute of Business Science adaptable teaching spaces. . . Illovo, 2018 📷 by Nic Rawhani @nicrawhani . . #localstudio #architecture #design #interiordesign #archdaily #archidaily #johannesburgarchitecture #illovo

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Braam Lofts Student Housing . . Balcony and interiors . . Braamfontein, 2019 📷 by Earl Abrahams @earl_a_ . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #adaptivereuse #affordablehousing #studenthousing #johannesburgarchitecture #braamfontein

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SPCNR . . Rooftop event space. . . Braamfontein, 2017 📷 by Dave Southwood @crockette1 . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #rooftopgarden #braamfontein #johannesburg

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Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre . . Sophiatown, 2017 . . 📷 by Dave Southwood @crockette1 . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #trevorhuddleston #lightweightsteel #sophiatown

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Protea Glen Secondary School . . Soweto, 2019 . . 📷 by Earl Abrahams @earl_a_ . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #affordableeducation #publicspace #soweto

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Outreach Foundation . . First floor dance studio and internal street . . Hillbrow, 2015 . . 📷 by Dave Southwood @crockette1 . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #adaptivereuse #outreachfoundation #hillbrow #lightweightsteel #chromadek

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Wits Gateways . . Urban umbrellas . . Johannesburg, 2018 . . 📷 by Dave Southwood @crockette1 . . #localstudio #architecture #urbandesign #archdaily #archidaily #publicspace #witsuniversity #johannesburg

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Braamfontein Gate . . Basement & Rooftop . . Johannesburg, 2018 . . 📷 by Dave Southwood @crockette1 . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #adaptivereuse #affordablehousing #braamfontein #braamfonteingate

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Broadwalk Urban Village . . A vacant office building transformed into affordable housing. . . Midrand, 2018 📷 by Dave Southwood @crockette1 . . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #adaptivereuse #affordablehousing

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ASE Maboneng The pilot school in the African School for Excellence’s (ASE) inner-city schools programme. Local Studio developed a flexible tool kit for restructuring commercial spaces in urban areas to facilitate the central tenets of ASE’s model: world-class, affordable and scalable education. Johannesburg, 2016 . . 📷 by Dave Southwood @crockette1 . . #localstudio #architecture #archdaily #archidaily #adaptivereuse #affordableeducation #africanschoolforexcellence #johannesburgcbd #maboneng

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99 Juta Inner courtyard, a sun-warmed sanctum. Designed in collaboration with @dokterandmisses and @playbraamfontein. Johannesburg, 2018 . 📷 by Dave Southwood @crockette1 . #localstudio #architecture #design #archdaily #archidaily #renovation #mixeduse #99juta #braamfontein

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Braamfontein Gate . . The conversion of the former high-rise headquarters of the Total Oil Company into affordable rental housing. . . Johannesburg, 2018 📷 by Dave Southwood @crockette1 . . #localstudio #architecture #archdaily #archidaily #adaptivereuse #affordablehousing #corrugatedsteel #braamfontein

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