44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf Johannesburg, 2092 South Africa
Enoch Sontonga Gate House, Wits University, Braamfontein. Issued for tender. 300 mpa concrete with fluorescent yellow aggregate, night 1000 lux level night glow for 6 hours. Detail 09 – Double skin translucent yellow polycarbonate sheets made to form a box, backlit, attached to steel staircase to create social balcony and waiting area for students. Cat tail grass bioswale, micro-climate readjusted, edge softened, edge fattened.
FAT Wall was conceptualised 2017 as a parallel commentary and provocation to our work with University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg to reconceptualise their gatehouses. A speculative strategy around thickening functions, social and economic life of edges of the university were considered – eventually illustrated through a 3 minute film demonstrating the production of life and what we deem healthy social functions from the physical gestures built in to the wall’s physical make up.