This project was commissioned by a global Non-Profit Organization focussed on advocacy training for youth. The organization originally purchased a defunct wedding venue, which included chalets and a dining hall. The brief was to build two new hostel blocks housing 120 beds with communal spaces and to extend the old function hall to cater to […]
Local Studio is an architecture and urbanism practice with roots in Johannesburg and a unique perspective on the developing world.
Financed by the Italtile and Ceramic Foundation, this four-classroom primary school in Mayfair West serves students from the nearby Slovo Park informal settlement. The 4,800-square-foot structure is situated down the road from Salvazione’s main school, a church building that had housed pre-kindergarten through grade seven. The new development accommodates the younger grades, allowing more space […]
Vuja De is a 330-unit affordable housing block designed for Ithemba Property in downtown Johannesburg. The project is one of more than 2000 new affordable rental units the developer has completed in the inner-city this year. Local Studio designed the courtyard to be an extension of tenants’ living spaces as a counterpoint to micro-units which […]
The Lutheran Church Outreach Foundation Community Centre is one of the first new social infrastructure projects to be built in Hillbrow since the 1970s. 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 […]