A skin that protects. Limpopo Youth Hostel by Local Studio

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Architects
Design team
Thomas Chapman, Crystal Waddell, Alexia Kolatsis, Lize Wessels.
Collaborators
Structural Engineering.- The Structural Workshop. Quantity Surveyor.- EM Heyns. General Contractor.- AMECON. Civil Engineering.- Earthworkshop.
Area
1,350 sqm.
Budget
USD 860,000.
Dates
2018 - 2019.
Manufacturers
AutoDesk, Hebel, Amecon, Atlas Roofing, Rhinowood.
Location
Bela-Bela, Limpopo, South Africa.
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Thomas Chapman. Local Studio

Local Studio is an architecture and urbanism practice based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The practice was founded by Thomas Chapman in 2012 and currently employs 15 full-time staff, conducting projects across the African continent. 

Local Studio is a private company registered in South Africa, with a Level-2 BBEE rating. The studio develops projects at different scales where they know and understand the place where they work. Its projects know how to integrate and dialogue with the environment where it is located.

The study has developed numerous projects throughout the South African country, highlighting among them the Limpopo Youth Hostel in Bela-Bela in the north of the country in 2018, it is also important to point out Salvazione, Johannesburg or the 49 Jorissen office building in height. these last two are currently under construction, among others.
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