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Sandringham, Johannesburg, Gauteng

studioMAS: Architect

Given the important nature of this premier TB research lab, our concept was to complement the precise functions taking place within the building, with a comfortable work environment in a landmark building. Pre-cast concrete fa├žade panels are punctured to complete the DNA code of the TB causing bacterium which inspired the design. These openings are filled with coloured glass, creating a light, poetic interior that contrasts the seriousness of work occurring therein.

[studioMAS, March 2010]

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