Mix Bar @ Mesh

TYPOLOGY URBAN GARDEN AND SUSTAINABILITY LOCATION ROSEBANK SIZE 15 SQM CLIENT MESH CLUB ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE COMPLETE


Fieldworks Design Group was approached to assist with a greening strategy for Mix. The possibility of providing both Mesh and Mix with a planting strategy for interior planting exist.

This will add value to the space by:

• improving air quality,

• providing greening and softening of interior spaces,

• allowing a connection between man and nature, and

• providing Mix with useful (edible) plants.

The first phase of the greening strategy is focused on Mix and aimed at accommodating and supporting the Mix Cocktail Bar. The proposed greening strategy should be robust, include edible botanicals and contribute to the nature conservation strategy adopted by The Keyes Art Mile and its development partners.

It is proposed that the greening strategy be phased, to accommodate budgetary constraints and to ensure that a quality product manifests.

Fieldworks Design Group provided a Turn Key solution for the Mix Bar @ Mesh Club fitout.


The Doors Inn

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL LOCATION MOKOPANE SIZE 300 SQM CLIENT THE DOORS INN ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT



Trumpet Atrium

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SPACES, SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABILITY  LOCATION ROSEBANK SIZE 40 SQM CLIENT TOMORROW CO. ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE COMPLETE


Fieldworks Design Group was employed by TomorrowCo. to design and build an interior garden in the Trumpet atrium in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

This turn key project was designed to reflect the landscaping intentions of Fieldworks Design Group and the developers vision for the Keyes Art Mile precinct. The atrium fit-out forms part of a show unit for future developments within the Keyes Art Mile.


Keyes Veld Wall

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SPACES, SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABILITY LOCATION ROSEBANK SIZE 250 SQM CLIENT TOMORROW CO. ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE COMPLETE


Rosebank, and Johannesburg, largely falls within the Grassland Biome of South Africa - The Keyes 'Veld Wall' showcases plants from the highly endangered Egoli Granite Grassland Veldtype. The wall should be viewed as a pilot project, as it is a pioneer in the field of vertical gardening with a 'hyper regional' planting palette from the Highveld. Due to its modular nature and adaptability the expansion from phase one to phase two manifested quite seamlessly. The bulk of the planting comprises of grass species, while bulbs, perennials and aloes allow for splashes of colour in the sea of grass.

The wall is a dynamic art work - that changes seasonally, but also changes almost on an hourly cycle, as the way light moves through the plants present marvellous colour displays at different times of day. Since the wall has reached a level of maturity, it has really started to take on a personality of its own.


Keyes Art Mile

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SPACE LOCATION ROSEBANK SIZE - CLIENT TOMORROW CO. ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE ONGOING


The Keyes Art mile, a spinal development located in Rosebank, Johannesburg, is a project aimed at reviving nature within the urban core, as part of an initiative to create healthier urban environments and neighbourhoods.

The development originated as a precinct centred around art, however, this vision has been extended to create a mixed use neighbourhood within the heart of Rosebank. The Keyes Art Mile presents the opportunity, like art itself, to tell a story with the landscaping and public space components contributing significantly to this narrative. The planting strategy for Keyes probably conveys the development’s sustainability agenda the clearest. Not only does the planting palette aid with carbon sequestration in the urban core; promote biodiversity; contribute to nature conservation efforts; and create a favourable micro climate; but it also endeavours largely to change social perspectives on locally indigenous planting palettes. Future phases of the spine will showcase planting communities that represents Veldtypes occurring naturally along the Mining Belt of Johannesburg.


Rhema

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SPACES LOCATION JOHANNESBURG SOUTH SIZE 1045 SQM CLIENT RHEMA SOUTH FAMILY CHURCH ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE COMPLETE


To accommodate the growing congregation at Rhema South, new facilities including classrooms and lobby spaces were required. The expansion presented an opportunity to revitalise the existing building facade, and create a contemporary place of worship for the Rhema South congregation.

Through applying a sparse material pallet to the building we were able to create an updated facade that lends the building the prominence it deserves. Natural stone, mute colours, and expansive glass openings are framed with the introduction of lush indigenous vegetation reflective of the surrounds.


Streetlight Courtyard

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SPACES LOCATION JEPPESTOWN, JOHANNESBURG SIZE 450 SQM CLIENT STREETLIGHT SCHOOLS ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE COMPLETE


The Streetlight School playground is situated in the Bjala Square courtyard. The design team used low cost and up-cycled materials as part of an innovative material pallet. Pallet planters were designed to act as seating elements along the courtyard edge and to introduce fragrance and colour as contrasting elements to the hard surrounds. These planters are also used for the growing of vegetables, which becomes an educational component of the school's curriculum. 

This project had little to no material wastage as result of innovative design and the use of standard material sizes. All planting used in the design are indigenous and has low water requirements, while the play towers and surface treatment complies with playground safety regulations. The school provides new and exciting education opportunities to children in the area and is tranforming Jeppe in positive way.


Rooftop Event Space

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SPACES LOCATION JOHANNESBURG SIZE 1300 SQM CLIENT PRIVATE ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE COMPLETE



Oaklands Gardens

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SPACE, URBAN DESIGN FRAMEWORK LOCATION NORWOOD, JOHANNESBURG SIZE 17500 SQMCLIENT VASCODOX ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE PROPOSAL


The focus area for this project is situated in The Gardens, Johannesburg. This quiet residential neighbourhood is situated between Melrose Arch and Houghton. A series of intuitive interventions are proposed to ensure successful growth in residential, commercial and environmental departments.  Large public areas are created, together with the introduction of green roofs and water harvesting systems.


Inner City Development- Type A3

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SPACE LOCATION JOHANNESBURG SIZE  >10 0000 SQM CLIENT PRIVATE ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE CONCEPTUAL


The development is located next to the M2 to the south of Johannesburg CBD. This area is primarily an industrial area and consists of large industrious buildings. The fabric of the area speaks of reappropreation and neglect.

This inner city development project is focused primarily on re-use of existing buildings through the implementation of housing. Each floor of the building is divided into a series programs, each with an allocated amount of space. The bulk of the building’s floor area is dedicated to residential use, allowing for 252 living units to be introduced. An additional 2 storeys of 1260sqm. in total are also added to building B. This addition allows for more accommodation units to be incorporated into the design. The rooftop doubles up as an event space and recreational space for both the school and residents of the building.


Inner City Development- Type A5

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SPACE LOCATION JOHANNESBURG SIZE 1.2 HA CLIENT PRIVATE ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE CONCEPTUAL


The development is an industrial building located in Johannesburg. The project consists of 3 main components: low cost housing, a rooftop event space, retail facilities on street level.

The addition respects and celebrates the existing modernist building, whilst the industrial character of the surrounds is reflected through the use of standing-seam steel facade that forms proposed new housing units. Polycarbonate additions recall the blue windows of the corner and add a new vibrancy to the existing fabric. At night these will glow, providing a beacon for the surrounds. The housing units adhere to the existing façade’s rhythm and their sloping roofs mirror the saw-toothed industrial buildings of the area. Generous fluted windows and clerestory windows allow the units ample natural light. The design aims to employ an approach of ‘high-technology, low material-value’, in order to provide a high-performance building through humble means. The roof acts as an event space; a roof-garden for the residents- and a possible outdoor venue for the existing church. It also allows for the harvesting and retention of rainwater as well as Skyfarm’s rooftop planting programme. Circulation is kept to a minimum and is situated on a central corridor, this also adds to the legibility and ease of use of the building.  The modularity of the design makes various manufacturing options available and will increase the speed of construction.


Jeppe Park

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SPACE, URBAN DESIGN FRAMEWORK LOCATION JEPPESTOWN, JOHANNESBURG SIZE 1.2 HA CLIENT PRIVATE ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE CONCEPT


Jeppe-Park is a well positioned and highly utilised public space on Johannesburg’s CBD urban fringe.  It has been several years since any infrastructural improvements has been implemented in the park and some small interventions have the potential to provide high impact for park users. The project entails the upgrade of existing facilities together with the introduction of some necessary elements. The project is will be completed in two phases: Phase 1, which includes the introduction of public ablutions, public lighting, bins and bollards, while Phase 2 will include leveling, new turf and trees, soccer goals and other landscape elements.