Architecture Fabrik

Architecture Fabrik

Residential Typologies

Residential Typologies This project aimed at formalising housing in an area that housed approximately 40,000 people in semi-formal and informal structures. The poor road network presented a  problem for the local authorities as there was no vehicular access for emergency, policing or refuse collection purposes.  By designing some basic typologies on a theoretical land parcel, […]

Rural High School

Rural high school This rural school was in a poor state of disrepair, until generous financial support from the Mazisi Kunene Foundation and Bidvest slowly transformed it into the leading academic institution in the area. This required investment in a reliable source of clean water, upgraded ablutions, new security office, kitchen, classrooms and a dedicated […]

Sustainable Development Guidelines

Sustainable Development Guidelines These Sustainable Development Guidelines were prepared to guide investment and development of tourism infrastructure in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (IWP). The status of the park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognizes its exceptional environmental significance and therefore requires stringent environmental control of development in order to preserve this natural resource. There […]

Social Housing

Housing The vison for the future of Durban is articulated in the eThekwini Inner City Local Area Plan (LAP). Specifically, Goal 7 of the LAP proposes that “a well-functioning residential property market will provide a range of accommodation options for people across the socio-economic spectrum” through the provision of various categories of housing opportunities, including […]

Technology Hubs

KZN Tech Hubs Concept Study As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Architecture Fabrik developed the concept designs for four Technology Hubs in Kwa-Zulu Natal.  The purpose of the project was to test the feasibility of technology and innovation clusters where an enabling environment can occur. The hubs would be used and supported by  companies, suppliers, […]

Cultural Precinct

Durban Cultural Precinct Place Making Strategy Promoting Plan 6 of the eThekwini Municipality IDP, namely  A VIBRANT AND CREATIVE CITY – THE FOUNDATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL COHESION. The vision set out aligns with eThekwini’s goals with the Sustainable Development Goal’s, and the more focused Local Area Plan. The World Organisation of United Cities and […]


Durban City Architects Guide An accessible introduction to the architecture of Durban This ambitious project is a collection of photographs and research that presents the diverse social, geographic, economic, cultural and religious history of Durban through its architecture. It showcases a rich selection of at least one hundred buildings and is a guide that allows […]

Community College

Midlands Community College The Midlands Community College’s work is based on the belief that education provides a path out of poverty and that every adult, young person and child should be afforded access to quality education.  Their goal is to empower individuals from disadvantaged communities by providing them with solid and meaningful educational opportunities. Midlands […]

A Book Is A Friend

A Book Is A Friend Gathering and sharing information for social benefit There is a growing sense that the age of public libraries is over. But in reality, public libraries are more essential than ever.   The 15000sq.m New Durban Central City (NDCC) Library constitutes an investment of approximately R500m by both local and provincial […]

Social Housing

Social Housing Heritage Impact Completed in 1936, this building is listed on the Heritage Register, Level Grade 3.  City Building or otherwise know as Oldham House is of the International Style, Art Moderne. The horizontality is marked by the flat roof, smooth wall finish, the continuous hood at the head of the fenestration on both […]