99 Juta is Local Studio’s most recently completed project, and involves the creation of custom studio and exhibition spaces for some of Johannesburg’s foremost product designers, most notably the firm Dokter andMisses. Apart from studios, the project also included the creation of a bar at ground floor and a flexible eventspace on the top (third) level.
The project was a long and rewarding collaboration with Dokter and Misses who designed many of the custominternal details such as glazing mullions, lighting and sanitary ware and because of this, is one of the mostdetail-oriented projects produced by Local Studio. Other key collaborators included Carl Ascroft of the propertycompany Play Braamfontein, who was partly responsible for the buildings striking southern elevation.
The defining feature of the building is the goods hoist which divides the southern elevation symmetrically.Designed to celebrate the vertical movement of beautiful furniture, the motor room of the hoist is also clad inthe building’s iconic trademark ‘99’ designed by Katy Taplin.At an urban scale, the project is important in the Local Studio portfolio as it serves as an anchor on Juta Str.,which connects to Braamfontein Gate and the Rissik Str. Promenade three blocks away.
Material Used :
1. Doktor and Misses - Custom fittings, including lights and bathroom fittings
2. Wilsonstone - Stone paving
3. Isca - Taps
4. Gautruss - Roof trusses
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