Thursday Aug 3 18:30–19:45
281 Commissioner St, Maboneng, City Centre
Award-winning South African architect Kate Otten leads this special talk at Maboneng's Museum of African Design, discussing her work and her architectural philosophy.<br />
Kate Otten Architects was founded in 1989 with an ethos of building spaces within a uniquely South African context that use light, colour and materials to create what Otten calls 'happy buildings'. Otten’s practice also works in the sensitive restoration of old buildings with some of her most iconic projects including the restoration of the historic Old Fort at Constitution Hill. Otten subscribes to the African tradition that defines spaces as emotional carriers of meaning and her style of architecture typically incorporates elements created by local crafts-people and artisans. The result is architectural spaces that Otten describes as “fulfilling the emotional and spiritual needs of the users.”<br />
The talk starts at 18:30. Seating is on a first come first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment!