Kenroyden

Client: South Point Properties 
Appointment Date: 2015 
Construction Budget: USD1,790,830 
Address: Braamfontein 
City: Johannesburg 
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Kenroyden consists of six large office suites, two retail units and a rooftop event space. It is one of the first new builds to be built in Braamfontein since the decline of the inner city in the mid 1970s. The building replaces an elegant but run-down facebrick structure built in the 1930s. Before being acquired […]

Bramley Precinct

Client: Stand Out Properties 
Appointment Date: 2015 
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Address: Bramley 
City: Johannesburg 
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Bramley Precinct consists of 250 residential units, communal facilities, a school and retail space. It involves the redevelopment of an existing old age home in Bramley into predominantly high-density housing, as well as a mixed-use precinct. The project is significant because it is one of the first developement projects within the Louis Botha Corridor of […]

York House

Client: Urban Task Force 
Appointment Date: 2014 
Construction Budget: USD179,083 
Address: Johannesburg CBD 
City: Johannesburg 
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York House comprises an event space, an outdoor cinema, a co-working hub, an action court, a bar and a braai area. Local Studio were appointed on this project to look at communal spaces in a housing development that consolidated all eight buildings in a city block. The housing concept of the work had already been […]

Project 35

Client: Adamjee Group 
Appointment Date: 2015 
Construction Budget: USD1,790,830 
Address: Linbro Park 
City: Johannesburg 
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Project 35 is a middle-income housing development, which tries to break the trend of gated communities in Northern Johannesburg, by creating defensible public spaces through well-considered edge development. It comprises 500 residential units, a mosque, a community centre, retail space and offices. Local Studio acted as urban designers on this project as well as designing […]

Ivory Park Linear Markets

Client: Johannesburg Development Agency 
Construction Budget: USD1,067,910 
Address: Ivory Park 
City: Johannesburg 
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The Ivory Park Linear Markets consists of an immense 330m-long steel structure housing informal and formal trade areas and public ablutions. It is part of the province’s economic development program to formalise informal trading in Johannesburg. The project will provide lockable trading space for all traders who previously operated on the site, some for as […]

Mimosa Square

Client: Urban Task Force 
Construction Budget: USD35,597 
Address: Hillbrow 
City: Johannesburg 
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This is an alteration to a famous art deco apartment building in Hillbrow, called Mimosa Square, which had been hijacked for 15 years and was the first urban renewal project undertaken by the client, Urban Task Force – a property development firm. The new structure places the public service centre at the top of the […]

Braamfontein Gate

Client: Urban Task Force 
Construction Budget: USD12,400,000 
Area: 35,000m² 
Address: 209 Smit Str. Braamfontein, 2001 
City: Johannesburg 
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Braamfontein Gate is the conversion of the formed high-rise headquarters of the Total Oil Company into affordable rental housing. The development consists of 400 residential units, a rooftop event space, retail units, a coffee shop, a business centre, a gym, an action court and a swimming pool. The project is illustrative of the quote by […]

99 Juta

Client: Adne CC 
Construction Budget: USD 249,179 
Address: 99 Juta Street, Braamfontein 
City: Johannesburg 
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99 Juta is Local Studio’s most recently completed project, and involves the creation of custom studio and exhibition spaces for some of Johannesburg’s foremost product designers, most notably the firm Dokter and Misses. Apart from studios, the project also included the creation of a restaurant and bar at ground floor and a flexible event space […]

SPCNR

Client: Southpoint Properties 
Construction Budget: USD1,490,000 
Area: 8,500m² 
Address: 87 De Korte Str. Braamfontein, 2001 
City: Johannesburg 
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SPCNR stands for ‘Southpoint Corner’ and is a workplace development by the student housing company, Southpoint. The building consists of internal public areas, a roof garden, retail units and a restaurant. This is the renovation of a 1960s modernist office building designed by Silverman and Associates, previously known as Heerengracht. The building has historically housed […]

Chambers Of Change

Client: Propertuity 
Construction Budget: USD1,150,000 
Area: 8,600m² 
Address: Cnr. Pritchard and Eloff Str. Jeppestown, 2043 
City: Johannesburg 
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This project is the resurrection of four of the most important heritage buildings in the Johannesburg CBD, which had been owned by a large property fund and mothballed in the mid-1980s. The project creates 145 new, serviced office spaces aimed at young black advocates who require satellite office space close to the Central Gauteng High […]

Fulham Heights

Client: Brixton Road Investments 
Construction Budget: USD285,000 
Area: 600m² 
Address: 157 Fulham Rd. Brixton 2092 
City: Johannesburg 
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Fulham Heights is one of the first projects to demonstrate the principals and guidelines of the Johannesburg Corridors of Freedom policy. The policy looks to promote mixed-use development and residential densification in neighbourhoods adjacent to the recently-completed bus-rapid transit (BRT) network. The building is a conversion of an old corner shop, which was a Chinese […]

The Hill Café

Client: The Awethu Project 
Construction Budget: USD66,100 
Area: 75m² 
Address: 11 Kotze Str. Hillbrow 2038 
City: Johannesburg 
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The Hill Café is a steel restaurant pavillion built as a temporary structure on the foundations of a demolished lunatic asylum in Johannesburg’s historical Old Fort. The original building had been demolished to make way for a parade ground for the Transvaal Scottish Regiment. The design went through numerous iterations, all of which were rejected […]