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Dunvegan Chambers
Central, Johannesburg, Gauteng

COOK and COWEN: Architect

Date:1933
Type:Offices with shops to street
Style:Art Deco - New York
Status:Extant
Street:Joubert/Pritchard St

 


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Coordinates:
26°12'11.44" S 28°02'34.96" E Alt: 1764m

Completed: 27 September 1934.
Condition: neglected.
Address: 46 Joubert; 66 Pritchard.
(SAB Feb 1935:)

Cumming-George 1934

DUNVEGAN CHAMBERS is one of the latest Office buildings, and was designed chiefly to provide accommodation for professional men.

Situated at the corner Of Pritchard and Joubert Streets, the site is probably the busiest in town, a fact highly advantageous to the shops on the ground floor, whose fronts are Of the latest modern type.

Two lifts serve the ten floors of the super-structure, which have been laid out to suit the specific requirements Of tenants. The joinery throughout is in teak, and the Walls .are painted.

The building externally has been designed on straightforward up-to-date lines, giving maximum light, and its simplicity brings into greater prominence the shaft Of masonry which runs up each elevation and curves inwards at roof level, and the sculptured low-relief panels depicting mine development and the wild creatures of South Africa.

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Writings about this entry

Chipkin, Clive M. 1993. Johannesburg Style - Architecture & Society 1880s - 1960s. Cape Town: David Phillip. pg 110-111, 115 ill
Cumming-George, L. 1934. Architecture in South Africa - Volume Two. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pg 35
van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark. 1987. From Mining Camp to Metropolis - The buildings of Johannesburg 1886-1940. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pg 206 ill, 207-208