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LOUW and LOUW

Established: 1928

Architect


The partnership between WH LOUW and HJ LOUW in Paarl and Cape Town from about 1928. Among their buildings was the SANLAM building, Cape Town, described by the Architect, Builder and Engineer (Nov 1932:3) as an ambitious building and an example of 'modernistic architecture'. In collaboration with Norman EATON & FAIR they designed the SANTAM building in Pretoria in 1941, now demolished, and were the architects of most of the university buildings at Stellenbosch: Dagbreek (John Murray House) in Stellenbosch, the SANLAM building and the South African Mutual (Old Mutual) Building in Cape Town; the KWV headquarters and the Strooidak church hall and Dutch Reformed Church building in Paarl were listed in WH Louw's obituary in The Cape Argus (12.8.1967). There were innovations: Cumming-George (1934:98) noted that the Dutch Reformed Church at Bethlehem (1927/1930) was among the first Dutch Reformed Church buildings to have the tower incorporated into the building rather than detached as hitherto.

(Cumming-George 1933, 1934; Kesting 1978; Rennie 1978; SESA:98)

Submitted and entry for the Competition for the new Prime Minister's Residence - unplaced.

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


African Homes Trust and Insr Co Ltd Building: 1937. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Arcade Building for Fichardt Estates: 1927. Bloemfontein, Free State - Architect
Cannon Island Public School, bldg: 1931. Kenhardt, Northern Cape - Architect
Chubb and Maxwell Building: 1935. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Coffin factory and chapels, for Messrs Funerals (Pty) Ltd: 1938. Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Conradie Hospital, home for the chronically sick: 1930 : 1935 : 1939. Pinelands, Western Cape - Architect
Deaf and Dumb Institute: 1932. Worcester, Western Cape - Architect
Eksekuteurskamer - Board of Executors: 1936. Paarl, Western Cape - Architect
Empire Exhibition: Union & Western Province Pavilions: 1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Flats for Dr HO Hofmeyer: 1934. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Free State Technical College: 1931. Bloemfontein, Free State - Architect
Gereformeerde Kerk: 1950. Clanwilliam, Western Cape - Architect
Grootdrink Public School, bldg: 1932. Grootdrink, Northern Cape - Architect
High School: 1934. Prieska, Northern Cape - Architect
Hofmeyer Tehuis: 1933. Bloemfontein, Free State - Architect
Hostels: 1930. Philippolis, Free State - Architect
House WA Hofmeyer: 1936. Plumstead, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Indigent boarding house: 1939. Upington, Northern Cape - Architect
KWV Head Offices: 1955. Paarl, Western Cape - Architect
Nasionale Pers Bldg: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: n.d.. Boston, Bellville, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1959. Caledon, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1948. Epping, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1953. Carnarvon, Northern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1938. Darling, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1950. De Doorns, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1932. Elliot, Eastern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1935. Elsiesrivier, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1937. Fish Hoek, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1953. Gansbaai, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1956. Outeniqualand, George, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: n.d.. Gobabis, Namibia - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1933. Goodwood, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1929. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1954. Graafwater, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1953. Grabouw, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1926. Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1878 : 1930. Jacobsdal, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: c1927. Kamieskroon, Northern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1949. Kanoneiland, Northern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1939. Karasburg, Northern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1927. Kariega (Uitenhage), Eastern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1950. Keimoes, Northern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1952. Kirkwood, Eastern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: n.d.. Kuruman, Northern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1928. Lindley, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1955. Louisvale, Northern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1951. Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1928. Napier, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1948. East, Parow, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1937. Riviersonderend, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1940. Somerset West, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1927. Stanford, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1955. Tsitsikamma, Storms River, Eastern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1930. Strand, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1931. Touws River, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1927. Tulbagh, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1938. Ugie, Eastern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1959. Upington Noord, Upington, Northern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1891 : 1956. Vanrhynsdorp, Western Cape - Architect 1956
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1955. Velddrif, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1928. Verkeerdevlei, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1951. Villiersdorp, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1902-1904 : 1953. Vredenburg, Western Cape - Architect 1953
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1949. Vredendal, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1927. Weenen, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Bethlehem-Wes: 1930. Bethlehem, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Gamka-Oos: c1950. Beaufort West, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Groote Kerk Gebou: 1938. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Moedergemeente: 1953. Ceres, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk Saal: 1955. Brandvlei, Northern Cape - Architect
NG Kerksaal: 1954. Swellendam, Western Cape - Architect
NG Kerksaal: 1937. Vredenburg, Western Cape - Architect
North-West University, Laboratories: 1928. Potchefstroom, North West - Architect
North-West University, Main Building: 1930. Potchefstroom, North West - Architect
North-West University, Men's hostel: 1930. Potchefstroom, North West - Architect
Primary School, classrooms: 1936. De Aar, Northern Cape - Architect
Public school hostel: 1931. Tulbagh, Western Cape - Architect
Public School, building, principal's residence; teachers' quarters: 1935. Wilgenhoutsdrift, Northern Cape - Architect
SA Mutual Life Assurance Society Building - Mutual Heights: 1934-1936. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
SANLAM Bldg: 1934. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
SANTAM - SANLAM Building - Waalburg: 1930. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
School: c1926. Barrydale, Western Cape - Architect
School: 1930. De Aar, Northern Cape - Architect
School: 1931. Loxtonvale, Northern Cape - Architect
Spruitdrift Primary School: 1934. Vanrhynsdorp, Western Cape - Architect
Stellenbosch University, Rugby Ground Grand Stand: 1930. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Sternham primary school, bldg, teacher's residence: 1938. Sternham, Northern Cape - Architect
Teacher's College: c1910. Heidelberg, Gauteng - Architect
Town Hall: 1956. Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape - Architect
University of Stellenbosch, Administration Building: 1931. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
University of Stellenbosch, Domestic Science building: 1932. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Volkshospitaal: 1928. Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Volkskas, Market Square: 1946. Central, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Wasserfall & Hardick, Funeral Parlour: 1936. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing LOUW and LOUW

Crump, Alan & Van Niekerk, Raymund. 1988. Public sculptures & reliefs Cape Town. Cape Town: Clifton Publications. pp 35

Cumming-George, L. 1933. Architecture in South Africa - Volume One. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pp 93-94

Cumming-George, L. 1934. Architecture in South Africa - Volume Two. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pp 98

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 22