Salemi - Architect - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Luigi Salemi

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa




Principal at Vox Humana Architects (="Human Voice") since 2006.
Graduated with B.Arch at Wits 1999, and registered with the SA Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP 6949)
Working since 1999, with 5 years working experience in Europe (Rome a

Work History

Owner, Principal

Vox Humana Architects

From March 2006

Design Architect

Nicholas Whitcutt Architects

May 2004 - February 2006

Candidate Architect

ABDR Architetti Associati, Rome

October 2001 - April 2004

Candidate Architect

Vadasz es Tarsai Epitomuvesz Kft., Budapest

April 1999 - September 2001


New House, Fourways Gardens, Johannesburg

A proposed new house for an artist and her businessman husband. The house plan is organized around a street-side courtyard, so that privacy is maintained, but from the upper floor there is a view back to the street. Inside, a gallery element (a wide corridor) not only provides a space to display the artist's work, but resolves the entrance into the house, and circulation from one end of the house to the other. It is repeated on the first floor, where the gallery has openings onto a larger-than-normal volume open-plan living/dining/kitchen area. There is a "loggia" (balcony within the envelope of the walls and roof) looking back over the courtyard to the street, accessed from the first floor gallery. A central rampart on the roof-top of this gallery offers views in all directions, and is an external sign of the internal gallery. The attempt at allowing interaction between the house and the street, while maintaining privacy, was derived from the Client's needs: the husband was quite concerned with contact with the street, while his wife wanted greater privacy.

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Architecture

University of the Witwatersrand

Sandringham High School

University o/t Witwatersrand

Sandringham High School

University o/t Witwatersrand

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