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Established: 1928


The partnership between H KALLENBACH, AM KENNEDY and AS FURNER in Johannesburg from 1928. Late in 1928 Furner resigned his post as lecturer at the School of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand and joined Kallenbach and Kennedy as a junior partner. The firm built up an extensive practice throughout South Africa. According to Herbert (1975:48), 'the predominant influence in ... the office was undoubtedly Teutonic' which Herbert attributes to both Kallenbach's origins and Furner's admiration of German and Austrian architects. There were also two Austrian draughtsmen in the office, Fritz BERGE and Werner WAGNER, who assisted in the design of the Plaza Cinema and who surely added to this influence. According to Wagner (1990), Kallenbach was the head of the office and saw that work came in; Kennedy was the technical man and Furner the architect. The 1930s were a productive era for the partnership, the boom in the economy coinciding with Furner's arrival; Furner has been credited with the new and more modern image of the firm. In the Rand Daily Mail Exhibition (1934) the firm was responsible for transforming the Hall of Transport into an 'Ideal Village.'

Many South African architects worked at one time or other in the office of Kallenbach, Kennedy & Furner. Among these were EE AMSON, TN DUNCAN (around 1934); CR FRIDJHON (in Durban from around 1931), BS COOKE (part-time from 1928 to 1931), W WAGNER and Fritz BERGE. In about 1929 RD MARTIENSSEN worked there briefly and WB PABST in 1935. Waldemar LEERS was listed on their letter haead in 1941. The early records of the office of Kallenbach, Kennedy & Furner have not been kept.

(Int Arch 1924-34, ub no 72:66; Lennard 1984; Rennie 1978b:16; SAAR Feb 1934; Wagner 1990)

Publ: The Plaza kinema, Johannesburg, SAAR Dec 1931:117-9 (no author).

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

List of projects

With photographs
With notes

Ackerman's store: 1938. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Adelphi Kinema: 1930. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Albemarle Court: 1935. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Arop House: 1932 : 1935-1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Arundel Court: 1934. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Astoria Kinema : 1930. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Block of Flats, for D Hughes: 1933. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Bridgeman Memorial Hospital: 1928-1934. Brixton, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Building for DDA Investment Pty, stands 1875/1877: 1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Building for Detail Props: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Building for Far Eastern props, stand 171: 1936. Nigel, Gauteng - Architect
Building for Jhb Lands Dev Corp: 1934. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Building for Medical Assn of SA, stand 2388: 1936. Hospital Hill, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Building for Messrs E and D Pty Ltd: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Building T Katakuzinos: 1936. Germiston, Gauteng - Architect
Building, Estate Harry Linder: 1938. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Buildings for Germiston Props: 1936. Germiston, Gauteng - Architect
Capitol Kinema: 1931. Wynberg, Western Cape - Architect
Catholic Cathedral: 1932. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect Associate Architects
Central Agencies and Import Co Ltd: 1933. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Challinor's Court, remodelled: 1937. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Chatham Court: 1934. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Cinema Scala: n.d.. Maputo, Mozambique - Architect
City Park Mansions: 1931. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Club House for Jhb Aeronautical Assn: 1934. Baragwanath, Gauteng - Architect
Constantia Court: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Corner House: 1935. Nigel, Gauteng - Architect
Dadoo Ltd: 1939. Krugersdorp, Gauteng - Architect
Durban Confectionary Works factory: 1937. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Durban Jewish Club, native quarters: 1939. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Estromin House: 1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Excelsior Building: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Fairhaven: 1939. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Flats for Messrs Pillay: 1939. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Flats for Mr Jacobson: 1934. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Flats for Rennie & Nestadt: 1934. Springs, Gauteng - Architect
Flats, for L Jacobson: 1933. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
German Club, Pretoria Deutcher Verein Ltd: 1933. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Grosvenor Court: 1936. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Harwarden Court: 1934. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Heath's Buildings: 1931. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Hindu Tamil Institute School: 1939. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Hotel Commodore, for JL Powell: 1936. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
House Dr AD Thomas: 1934. Gezina, Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
House F Gordon: 1936. Parkview, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Kallenbach: 1932. Linksfield Ridge, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House RS Confutes: 1933. Benoni, Gauteng - Architect
Imperial Building: 1934. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Johannesburg Building Society (JBS) Building: 1931. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Kangelani - Golden Sands: n.d.. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Kensington Community Hall: 1939. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Kings Court: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Lewis and Marks Building - Second: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Library Bldgs: 1932. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Lintons Hotel - Duncan House: 1930. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Mayfair Mansions,: 1933. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Model Native Township: 1931. Klipspruit, Gauteng - Architect
Nagington Motor Co: 1936. Springs, Gauteng - Architect
Newclare Smelting Works: 1934. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
OK Bazaars: 1935. Benoni, Gauteng - Architect
OK Bazaars, alt: 1934. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Patidar Hall for Messrs Tvl United Patidar Soc Ltd: 1933. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Plaza Cinema: 1927 : 1930-1931. Kimberley, Northern Cape - Architect
Plaza Kinema: 1931. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Plaza Kinema: 1931. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Plaza Kinema, with WALGATE & ELSWORTH: 1931. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Plesam Building: 1934. Nigel, Gauteng - Architect
Polliack's Corner: 1934. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Proposed block of flats,: 1933. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Protea Mansions: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Provident Bldgs: 1935. Germiston, Gauteng - Architect
Prudential Bldgs with BURG, LODGE & BURG: 1936. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Randjeslaagte Estate - Jubilee Memorial: c1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
RC Cathedral with B CLINCH: 1934. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Reckitts (Afr) Ltd: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Red Cross House: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Roberne Court: 1938. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Royal Hotel: 1934. Vereeniging, Gauteng - Architect
Shops for Arcades Ltd,: 1932. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Synagogue: 1932. Benoni, Gauteng - Architect
Temple Israel: 1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Transvaal Co-op Egg Circle Bldg: 1930. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Transvaal Drug Co: 1930. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Transvaal Hindu Seva Samaj: 1939. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Westgard House - Trust Buildings: 1939. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Winchester House: 1896 : 1932. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect 1932
Woolworths Building: 1934. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect


Cumming-George, L. 1933. Architecture in South Africa - Volume One. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pp 45-46, 52

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 147

Herbert, Gilbert. 1975. Martienssen & the international style: The modern movement in South African architecture. Cape Town - Rotterdam: AA Balkema. pp 34, 35, 36, 46, 47, 48, 76, 84, 85, 105, 109, 153