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LE ROUX, Schalk Willem

Born: 1945

Architect


Is retired (2006) Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Pretoria where he obtained Master's and Doctoral degrees, with short, year long, study periods in Italy and France in between. He has travelled widely, mainly in the Middle and Near East and North Africa. His main interests lie in the architecture of Islam, slaves and Free Blacks in the building industry of the Cape, and conservation. He is the author, co-author or editor of 11 books and about 100 articles on history, architecture and education in the local accredited architectural and historical and international architectural journals. He now resides in Gordon's Bay where he writes and runs a small publishing company.

Was a recipient of the Medal of Honour for Architecture by the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns in 2002.

See also his reminiscence of Strauss BRINK

These notes were last edited on 2020 11 20

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


Ballito Woonstelle: 1990. Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Blou Huis: 1988. Kirknesspark, Centurion, Gauteng - Architect
Darsot Village: 1991. Midrand, Gauteng - Architect
Health & Racquet Club: 1993. Krugersdorp, Gauteng - Architect
Huis Kruger: 1993. Jeffrey's Bay, Eastern Cape - Architect
Huis le Roux: pre 1993. Rooiels, Western Cape - Architect
Huis Potgieter: 1993. Jeffrey's Bay, Eastern Cape - Architect
Huis Shaw: 1990. Waterkloof, Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Huis Skawran: 1935 : n.d.. Brooklyn, Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect n.d. additions
Huis Steyn: 1984. Rooihuiskraal, Centurion, Gauteng - Architect
Marieamman Temple: 1928-1938 : 2011. Marabastad, Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect Restoration 2011
Post Office: 1986. KwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga - Architect
Strandhuis: 1992. Jeffrey's Bay, Eastern Cape - Architect
Uyshuis: 1988. Jeffrey's Bay, Eastern Cape - Architect
Wits Technikon: 1986. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect

Articles by LE ROUX

LE ROUX, S. 1985. Still Bay - a case for conservation. Journal of the Institute of South African Archicects. Mar/Apr pp. 35-38

MARÉ, E., GERNEKE, C. & LE ROUX, S. 1987. Importance of architects' views in architectural history. South African Journal of Culture and Art History. vol. 1 no. 1. March pp. 76-90

LE ROUX, S., LOUBSER, E., NIEHAUS, R., WOLMARANS, G., OLIVIER, F. & LöTTER, F. 1987. Mosques of the Western Transvaal Platteland - a pilot study. Architecture SA. Mar/Apr pp. 26-29

LE ROUX, S. 1989. Eenheidsfaktore in die ontwikkeling van moskee-ontwerp. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Kultuurgeskiedenis. vol. 4 November pp. 39-46

LE ROUX, S. 1989. Sinan en die Ottomaanse moskee. De Arte. vol. 39 April pp. 4-23

LE ROUX, S. 1990. James Walton: Old Cape farmsteads. Historia. vol. 35 no. 1 pp. 98-100

LE ROUX, S & FISHER, R. 1991. Of veld and past towns. Planning. 115 pp. 26-31

LE ROUX, S. & BOTES, N. 1993. Restourasie: Handves en praktyk. Journal of the Institute of South African Architects. May/Jun pp. 22-25

LE ROUX, S. 1993. Transvaal die goue provinsie. Historia. vol. 38 no. 1 p. 103

LE ROUX, S. 1994. Islam and conservation: The Juma Masgied as case study. Journal of the Institute of South African Architects. Jul/Aug pp. 4-7

LE ROUX, S. 1994. Die Transvaalse Moskee - 'n voorsig. Architecture SA. Jul/Aug pp. 14-17

LE ROUX, S. 1994. 'n Vreemde bekende. Journal of the Institute of South African Architects. Jan/Feb pp.17-21

LE ROUX, S. 1994. James Walton: Double-storeyed, flat-roofed buildings of the rural Cape. Historia. vol. 39 no. 1 pp. 104-105

LE ROUX, S & FISHER, R. 1995. Septon Manor - the making of a type. Journal of the Institute of South African Architects. Jul/Aug pp. 27-33

LE ROUX, S. 1996. J T Kemp: Somersetstraat 73, Graaff-Reinet. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Kultuurgeskiedenis. Vol. 10 nr. 2, November pp.130-131

LE ROUX, S. 1996. Presedente vir die Kaapse Moskee II: oorsprong vir die gebou as historiese teks. South African Journal of Cultural History. vol. 10 nr. 2, November pp.18-34

LE ROUX, S. 1996. Presedente vir die Kaapse Moskee I: agtergrond vir die gebou as teks. South African Journal of Cultural History. vol. 10 nr. 1, Mei pp. 44-59

FISHER, R & LE ROUX, S. 1996. Einiqualand & Griqualand - Northern Cape in the region of the Orange : the 29th parallel. Architecture SA. Vol 148 Issue 30, Jul/Aug pp. 15-35

LE ROUX, S. 1997. Presedente vir die Kaapse Moskee IV: 'n bespreking van die gebou as teks. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Kultuurgeskiedenis. vol. 11 nr. 2, November pp. 30-46

LE ROUX, S. 1997. Presedente vir die Kaapse Moskee III: die gebou as historiese bron. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Kultuurgeskiedenis. vol. 11 nr. 1, Mei pp. 27-47

FISHER, RC & LE ROUX, S. 1997. Dateline to the 'Crescent of Capricorn'. Journal of the Institute of SA Architects. Sept/Oct pp. 19-37

LE ROUX, S. 1998. Cloete Breytenbach. The Spirit of District Six. South African Journal of Cultural History. vol. 12 nr. 2, November pp.127-128

LE ROUX, S. 1998. What, No theme?. Journal of the South African Institute of Architects. June pp.43-48

LE ROUX, S. 2000. Vryknegte in die Kaapse Boubedryf. South African Journal of Cultural History. vol. 14 no. 2 pp. 64-82

LE ROUX, S. 2002. The Cape letters of Lady Duff-Gordon. South African Journal of Cultural History. vol 16 no. 2 pp. 25-45

BAKKER, K.A., LE ROUX, S.W. & YOUNG, G.A. 2003. Urban design education as integral to 'real-time' urban revitalization processes: Salvokop, Pretoria. Urban Design International. vol. 8 pp. 161-178

BAKKER, K. & LE ROUX, S. 2004. Origin and nature of the Malaysian shophouse: the persistence of type. South African Journal of Art History. vol. 19 no. 1 pp. 1-13

LE ROUX, Schalk & DU TOIT, Devilliers. 2004. Centre Court. Architectural Review. vol. 116 no. 1293 pp. 64-69

RAATH, H. & LE ROUX, S. 2004. Ikonografie van die dakhuis-en-boommotief in Joachim Patenier se Landskap met St. Christophorus en Pieter Breugel se Desidia. De Arte. vol. 69 pp. 62-76

LE ROUX, S. & BREEDLOVE, G. 2004. Die Tuin wat Pierneef gemaak het. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Kultuurgeskiedenis. vol. 18 nr. 1, Junie pp.10-33

LE ROUX, Schalk & BAKKER, Karel. 2005. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture: 25 years on. South African Journal of Art History. vol. 20 no. 1 pp. 105-115

LE ROUX, S. 2005. Om argitektuur te skryf. Acta Structilia. vol. 12 no. 2 pp. 139-154

LE ROUX, Schalk & DU TOIT, Devilliers. 2005. Beyond Petroleum?. Architectural Review. vol. 118 no. 1301 pp. 60-63

LE ROUX, Schalk. 2005. The Aga Khan Awards, 2004. Journal of the South African Institute of Architects. May/June pp. 42-43

LE ROUX, S & BOTES, N. 2005. The Faculty of Law Building. Architecture South Africa pp. 36-39

GROBLER, Anika & LE ROUX, Schalk. 2006. Criteria for spatial definition: architectural and urban interiors of the Constitutional Court. South African Journal of Art History. vol. 21 no. 1 pp. 47-69

LE ROUX, Schalk. 2006. Design in tuition. Innovate. vol. 1 no. 1, May pp. 98-99

LE ROUX, Schalk. 2007. The first mosque: Caledon street, Uitenhage. South African Journal of Cultural History. vol. 21 no. 1 pp. 34-56

LE ROUX, Schalk & BOTES, Nico. 2007. Number, point and space: The Islamic tradition. De Arte no. 75 pp. 58-63

LE ROUX, Schalk. 2007. Church to Mosque: A short account of the recycling of the Pretoria West Dutch reformed Church. South African Journal of Art History. vol. 22 no. 2 pp. 97-113

LE ROUX, Schalk. 2008. Die soeke na ’n planvorm vir Afrikaanse Gereformeerde kerkbou. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Kultuurgeskiedenis. vol. 22 no. 2. Nov pp. 20-44

FERREIRA, OJO & Le ROUX, Schalk. 2008. Fortaleza de São Sebastião en die Kasteel de Goede Hoop: ‘n historiese en vergelykende studie. South African Journal of Art History. Vol. 1 no. 1 60-81

LE ROUX, Schalk & FERREIRA, O.J.O. 2008. Camoes in Afrikaans: vertaling van die gedeelte uit Os Lusíadas wat oor die suidpunt van Afrika handel. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe. vol. 48 no. 1 pp. 95-110

BOTES, N & LE ROUX, SW. 2011. Uitbeeldings van die melkstoeltjie in kinderlektuur en politieke spotprente. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Kultuurgeskiedenis. 25(2) pp. 1-20

Books by LE ROUX

Fisher, RC & Le Roux, SW (Compilers). 1989. Die Afrikaanse woning. Herdrukke uit die Boerevrou 1919-1931. Hammanskraal: Unibook

Le Roux, SW. 1990. Plekke en geboue van Pretoria Volume 1. Pretoria: Pretoria Argitektuurvereniging

Le Roux, SW. 1991. Plekke en geboue van Pretoria Volume 2. Pretoria: Stadsraad van Pretoria

Le Roux, SW. 1992. Plekke en geboue van Pretoria Volume 1. (herdruk). Pretoria: Stadsraad van Pretoria

Fisher, RC, Le Roux, SW & Maré, E (Eds). 1998. Architecture of the Transvaal. Pretoria: UNISA

Le Roux, SW. 1998. Terugtog. Pretoria: Adamastor

Le Roux, SW & Botes, N (Eds.). 2000. Geloof in Suid-Afrika – ‘n Kultuurhistoriese beskouing. Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Kultuurgeskiedenis 18de Jaarlikse Kongres. Pretoria:

Le Roux, SW & De Villiers, A. 2003. Nine Landscapes / Nege Landskappe. Pretoria: Departement Argitektuur

Le Roux, SW. 2007. Van La Concorde na Op-de-Tradouw. Gordonsbaai & Jeffreysbaai: Adamastor

Ferreira, OJO & Le Roux, SW. 2009. Sagres & Suiderkruis. Gordonsbaai & Jeffreysbaai: Adamastor

Le Roux, SW & Fisher, RC (Eds.). 2010. Festschrift in honour of O.J.O. Ferreira. Gordon's Bay: Adamastor

Books citing LE ROUX

Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pp 1

Entries in books by LE ROUX

Le Roux, Schalk. The Transvaal Mosque: Towards a Theory of Precedent. In Architecture of the Transvaal. 1998. UNISA

Le Roux, Schalk. Faculty of Law Building. In 10 years + 100 buildings : Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. 2009. Bell-Roberts Publishing