Architect, product design, sustainability & energy alignment consultant
I am an interdisciplinary architect practicing in Cape Town, specializing in sustainability, organic architecture and experiential spaces with a grounded outlook in terms of budget applying my firsthand knowledge as a small scale property developer.
Abbotts High School B+ 1995, Art prize
BAS. Bachelor of Architectural Studies, 2000 B.ARCH Bachelor of Architecture, 2005 Activities and Societies: HYPERLINK “http://www.linkedin.com/search?search=&keywords=student+representative+council+for+architecture+throughout+my+studies%2E&sortCriteria=R&keepFacets=true” o “Find users with this keyword” student representative council for architecture throughout my studies.
Graduate School of business, Business Acumen for Artists, 2008 COURSES Pschycophonetics first year of three degree. Eurhythmy: 1st year part time of bachelor degree & continued. Biomimicry 1 and Zeri systems. Nature School: geometry and natural architecture construction course Biodynamic and permaculture on-going every 3 months I do a weekend module and set book each year. This always includes Gentian studies in the observation of nature.
PUBLICATION & EXHIBITIONS
Short list for SOUTH, DESIGN INDABA show casing the best in innovative SA Architecture. Contact interactive Africa Mike Purdham. Future Cape Town 2012 – Cape institute for Architecture. Showcasing all the national and local projects and innovative propositions.
The Cape institute for architecture, South African Institute for architecture, The Green Council, SA. RESEARCH & INTERESTS I informally studied vastuu shaastra via India and work with a mentor. I began my first permaculture biodynamic course in 2001 and have studied ever since both in theory and in practice. The theory and practise of anthroposophy as seen in architecture, farming, and movement and community social development. Practised part time eurhythmy movement in 2005-2007 and dance weekly in this form. I have attained first year in Psycophonetics in 2007, a healing art based on the principals of Rudolph Steiner dealing with sound, form and psychology and continue to practise I dance 5 times a week overall in contemporary, meditate and further my research in geometry and sound and frequency. Participate in local forums and sculptural projects i.e. the mother city queer project a very successful party where spaces where transformed under the auspice of architect & artist Andre Vorster. Now set up social pilot programmes in place for testing my financial model for the storytelling proposal design capitol 2014.
The Tribal Basotho blankets are interwoven with history for everyday use made with the highest luxury at home in a royal ceremony or on a dirt road. Proudly produced in SA, steeped in in tribal custom that lives amongst us. This African design bright, as warm as cow dung is made from the first shear of a lamb, its design carries a language in patterning, symbols and stories through time. A sustainable heirloom blanket full of forever to snuggle up to. Enjoy the warmth, soaking in the juicy colours with unique story of your Tribal blanket.