The Judge Clothing Company is a two-storey factory showing the influence of having worked in the Netherlands and also of LE CORBUSIER: a linear building organized along a north-south axis of an industrial zone peripheral to the city. The building is rigorously programmatic and designed for lateral and vertical expansion. The movement spaces are strongly articulated and are formally reminiscent of the work of Mendelsohn Shocken Store — a formal language which became less of a preoccupation in subsequent buildings. The building is a highly mature piece of work for the then-25 year old architect and was strongly influential in introducing the modern movement to Cape Town.
(FRIBA nom papers 1945; AB&E Jul 1938:12-13; SAB May 1937:59-60 tend; Righini 1977:46)
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.
|Righini, Paul. 1977. The work of Max Policansky. isilili sam sise africa : a journal of architecture and human settlements - University of Cape Town Volume 1, Number 1. pp 48|
|Beck, Haig (Editor). 1985. UIA International Architect : Southern Africa (Issue 8). London: International Architect. pg 60|
|Clarke, Nicholas J, Fisher, Roger C & Kuipers, Marieke C . 2021. Common Ground : Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902-1961. The Netherlands: LM Publishers. pg 72, 130, 131 ill|
|Herbert, Gilbert. 1975. Martienssen & the international style: The modern movement in South African architecture. Cape Town - Rotterdam: AA Balkema. pg 154|
|Papanicolaou, Stella, Lahabe, Valerie & Rawoot, Maashitoh . 2021. Modern Architectures : Cape Town. Cape Town: MAGS. pg 11|
|Various A Biographical history: in Beck, Haig (Editor). 1985. UIA International Architect : Southern Africa (Issue 8): pp 60|
|Deacon, Catherine and Pienaar, Marguerite Building for Banking and Industry: in Clarke, Nicholas J, Fisher, Roger C and Kuipers, Marieke C . 2021. Common Ground : Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902-1961: pp 130, 131 ill|
|Clarke, Nicholas and Kuipers, Marieke INTERLUDE Cross-Continental Careers: in Clarke, Nicholas J, Fisher, Roger C and Kuipers, Marieke C . 2021. Common Ground : Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902-1961: pp 72|