49 Jorissen

Client: Zenprop and Conurban 
Construction Budget: USD6,053,580 
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The adaptive re-use of a 70’s office slab and adjoining hotel into 600 student housing units in 2, 3 and 4-bed clusters, an 18th floor social space and a ground floor lobby.

Salvazione

Client: The Italtile and Ceramic Foundation 
Construction Budget: USD241,466 
Area: 440m² 
Address: Mayfair West 
City: Johannesburg 
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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

Client: Propertuity Holdings (Pty) Ltd. 
Construction Budget: USD3,567,872 
Area: 10,695m² 
Address: 14 Lower Ross St, New Doornfontein, 2094 
City: Johannesburg 
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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 […]

GIBS Auditorium & Info Centre

Client: The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science 
Construction Budget: USD335000 
Address: Sandton 
City: Johannesburg 
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The Gordon Insititute of Business Science approached Local Studio in 2019 to make substantial alterations to their library and main auditorium. We had previously been appointed to relook at the university’s masterplan which was originally designed by Henri Comrie in the early 2000’s. Our design approach for the library was to open up a new […]

The Grove

Client: Southpoint Properties 
Appointment Date: 2014 
Construction Budget: USD358,166 
Address: Braamfontein 
City: Johannesburg 
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The project was initiated in 2010 by Silvio Rech, who proposed the idea that the inner city, particularly Braamfontein, needed more pedestrian public open spaces to compliment the increasing residential densities and to create a precinct heart. The Grove was the first of these implemented projects and involved the demolition of a three storey building […]