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Schlesinger Organisation Building
Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Monty SACK: Architect

Date:1967
Client:Schlesinger Organisation
Type:Offices
Status:Extant
Street:Wolmarans Street

 


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Coordinates:
26°11'41.48" S 28°02'28.43" E Alt: 1768m

'An immense building' with a 'sombre and monumental aspect' derived from the heat-reflecting glass curtain wall grey-green glass sheathing. A 'particularly handsome building' with swelling facades, vertical aluminium mullions balanced by the horizontal glass spandrels, less opaque than the fenestration (Greig, 1971 155-156). Named for IW SCHLESINGER.

These notes were last edited on 2020 07 29


Writings about this entry

Chipkin, Clive M. 1993. Johannesburg Style - Architecture & Society 1880s - 1960s. Cape Town: David Phillip. pg 213-214 (+ill>_, 215 (ill.)
Chipkin, Clive M. 2008. Johannesburg Transition - Architecture & Society 1950 - 2000. Johannesburg: STE Publishers. pg 182-183 (floorpan), 184 (caption), 290 (ill.)
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 155-156