Our Featured Work
2012 – 2014
A complete rework of an existing shopping centre which included re modelling circulation, all public spaces, shopfronts, entrances, services and exterior facades.
Nicholas Whitcutt, Michaela Rothaug, Adeline Gruber, Juan Le Seuer,
Renaldo Goodall, Vedhant Maharaj, Preciosa Nunez, Bobby Labrou,
Jessica Wyszkowski-Korwin, Deirdre Botha
2004 – 2006
The project is located at an interesting nexus between a very leafy suburban area (Westcliff), more recent corporate buildings (Empire Road) and older industrial buildings (the Gasworks, the old Richmond Steam Laundry-now destroyed). This, together with the fact that we were adding to an existing building on a layered landscape, made the notion of collage a useful conceptual driver.
Nicholas Whitcutt, Luigi Salemi
2002 – 2008
People’s Environmental Centre
This project evolved out of Earth life Africa’s desire to have a practical entity looking at exploring environmental issues in a way that challenges legislative obstacles in the trenches as opposed to on paper. The project looks at many different types of sustainability (active, passive, primary materials, more high tech) in combination. Projects concluded include a recycling center; re-use of a potting shed as offices; a rammed earth/straw bale/timber conference/meeting space and various proposals around the restoration of a 1939 industrial conservatory.
Nicholas Whitcutt, Michaela Rothaug, Desiree Ellis, Luigi Salemi, AnestaDu Preez, Mosaic by Tebogo Ramakone
Built in memory of a young pupil at the school, this project was more an architectural structure for a landscape that gives space to the past, the present, and the future; to memory and imagination. An overlay or meandering pathways through the long grasses and aloes intersecting a main stair give time for pause and reflection. The flowing stream that runs through the paths maintains a dynamic flow of energy and movement in the space.
Nicholas Whitcutt, Michaela Rothaug, Jacqueline Casson
2004 – 2006
Showroom for a fabric house. Parkhurst is a suburb that, in common with many older Johannesburg neighbourhoods, has a heritage base but also has an evolving contemporary element. Our aim here was to have a building with one foot in the future and one in the past, but finds a balance between them that resonates with all visitors.
Nicholas Whitcutt, Jessica Wyszkowski-Korwin
Maldives – Keramintha Resort
The design of a masterplan for a resort on a remote atoll in the Maldives, together with more a detailed proposal for a main villa and PA houses. We looked to anchor place through verticality on an overwhelmingly horizontal landscape. The brief and project had a playful, castaway feel.
The project involved tight timeframes for choosing sites, reviewing case studies and establishing networks and regulations in the Maldives, and putting together a professional team (surveyor-performed complete survey of island; engineer, QS and electrical/water engineer).
Nicholas Whitcutt, Michaela Rothaug, Vedhant Maharaj, Preciosa Nunez, Bobby Labrou, Jessica Wyszkowski-Korwin, Deirdre Botha
Ollie's Garden Ridge School
Jozi Book Fair
The Valley Road
8 Unit Maisonettes
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