Limpopo Youth Hostel

Client: Pan Africa Today 
Construction Budget: USD860,000 
Area: 1350m² 
Address: Droogekloof, Limpopo 
City: Bela-Bela 
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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 […]

Protea Glen Secondary School

Client: Abacus Space Solutions 
Address: Protea Glen 
City: Johannesburg 
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PROTEA GLEN SECONDARY SCHOOL is one of the Alternative Building Technology (ABT) schools rolled out by the Department of Education and Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development in 2018. The school won the Mitek Industries LSFB (Light Steel Frame Building) category in 2019. We aimed to design the school in such a way as to make […]

Treviso Lofts

Client: Treviso Properties (Pty) Ltd 
Address: Westdene 
City: Johannesburg 
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Local Studio’s affordable housing development in Westdene. The scheme consists of 76 residential units ranging from 16sqm to 25sqm as well as a community centre and garden.

Wits Gateways

Client: University of the Witwatersrand 
Construction Budget: USD1,074,498 
Address: Braamfontein 
City: Johannesburg 
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The WITS Gateways project illustrates an agenda of Local Studio to promote the development of more pedestrian public space in downtown Johannesburg through the reimagining of pedestrian entrances into a university campus as ‘filling stations for pedestrians’.   Johannesburg scores significantly under on the UN Habitat recommended quota of 15m2 public open space per capita […]

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 […]