Architecture Fabrik

Architecture Fabrik


Architecture is the art of finding opportunities while navigating interrelated tensions to achieve the intended objectives with a visually and functionally desirable outcome. Politics and power struggles are intertwined and must be navigated, not ignored, to achieve the objective. People are at the source of all built infrastructure, and without input from the people and an understanding of the context in which they exist, the process of responsible spatial design can’t begin. Architects have a creative-technical training and with this the skill to find simple solutions for seemingly large problems.

The role of the architect, at Architecture Fabrik, is seen as a negotiator where various objectives need to be achieved, in order to provide quality living environments for cohesive communities. Diversity of all kinds are embraced, with the end goal of improving the living, working and learning environments for those that use them to promote healthy, happy lives. 

We always strive for excellent design but never ignore the stakeholders, funding and legislation. 


The practice has delivered numerous projects, some award winning, for clients and institutions with a team of candidates, graduates and students. The variety of building typologies and the teams expertise includes:

Economic development research and planning

Industrial production & warehousing

Educational facilities & schools

Commercial developments

Community consultation

Residential projects

Sustainable design







Directed by Martin Kluger and Chantal Pieterse for the past 14 years, each with their distinct role within the practice. 

Martin contributes to development and consultation of infrastructure matters having completed his Masters in Urban Infrastructure Design and Management at the University of Cape Town, and he deals with technical and digital matters.

Chantal offers her expertise to the practice as a professionally registered architect and construction project manager . She manages specific projects, the running of the business and staff. 

Together they have experience in the built environment industry in South Africa, Australia and London.

With thanks to our staff over the years:

Shaan Steyn

Mary-Ann Lourens

Kim Guan

Adrian Sanders

Andile Mbatha

Anele Madolo

Angelique van Zyl

Ayanda Shozi

Cameron van Willingh

Glen van Zyl

Miguel Dorta Ruiz

Scott Campbell

Sonali Chetty

Lindsay Bush

Chloe Chantler

Adrian Govender

Courtney Adams

Erica Korte

Hayley Dickens

Mpumelelo Zulu

Tino Mukumbareza

and Ntombi Mbhele