Posts Tagged: South Africa

Mask Luba, Zaire, Wood

Sculpture Classics: African Art

We have focused on sculpture because african artists have a tendency to consider all art in 3 dimensions, even paintings are meant to be experienced three-dimensionally. Distinct from the static form of traditional Western sculpture African art displays animation, a readiness to move.

studioMAS: De Land

Situated on 34ha of land in the outskirts of Potchefstroom, this development aims to create a sustainable village in which older people can retire in an environment where their lifestyle is not compromised nor are they isolated from the community. Rather, they will

studioMAS: Valley Road House

The brief was a tool to experiment with new typologies of Architecture for a specific South African climate, where the word "climate" encompasses physical, social and economic aspects. The project is viewed as an "estate" first and then as a building in the
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studioMAS: Darnaway Long House

The Darnaway Long House is a 260 m², three storey house, built for furniture and interior designers, Marcus Pieterse & Lee-Ann Bell in forest Town, Johannesburg. The aim was to design a house that uses the stand and space efficiently - a secure house, with open
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studioMAS: Highveld Pavilion

This private guest cottage is situated in a lush smallholding along the Vaal River in Vanderbjlpark south of Johannesburg. The buildings function is as garden pavilions, with open entertain areas that also provide weekend accommodation. The building maximises the

studioMAS: House Letschert

Set within the leafy Cape Town district of Higgovale and embedded within it's sloping site, House Letschert is immersed in a plethora of harbour, mountain and city views, climaxing with the Table Mountain cable way as its dramatic backdrop.
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studioMAS: Infill House

Infill House, on the slopes of Signal Hill above Bantry Bay in Cape Town, sits on a site that has breathtaking views up the mountain and across the Atlantic. The clients requested a comfortable, functional house for easy-living with a simple and natural exterior

studioMAS: Epping Road Long House

Situated in Forest Town, Johannesburg, this house attempts to complete the incomplete modernism. Its protest against modern architecture as a freestanding sculpture to be admired in monumental isolation is evident as it attempts rather to produce architecture of

studioMAS: Rosebank UDF

The Gautrain Station is a given and because of it, development in Rosebank will increase. The face of Rosebank will change, but will it maintain its character? The urban development frameworks proposed for the City of Joburg clearly outline urban design principles