“…freedom prevails in the architect’s work in spite of all mediations and that the fantasy of an architecture dictated only by circumstances, an architecture based  in mere determinism, should be forgotten.” Rafael Moneo

ADRIAAN WOODING ATELIER

It is crucial that we as architects work within a multitude of design directions to ensure that our contribution to society is optimal and revolutionary.  At AWatelier we strive to create an inspiring and passionate workshop that draws upon various sources for design and which informs and challenges our thinking of how we  perceive normality. 

AWatelier is made up of three main components Architecture, Design and Development. These three umbrella terms are inherently connected and feed from each other to inform the means through which we approach design challenges.

Principle Architect : Adriaan Wooding studied architecture at the University of Pretoria, completed his Magister in Architecture in 2009. Since completion, Adriaan has worked in a number of architecture firms around Southern Africa, gaining experience on a variety of levels. He is a professionally registered architect with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and is currently the sole director and principle architect of AWatelier. 


ADRIAN WOODING

Principle Architect Adriaan Wooding studied architecture at the University of Pretoria, completed his Magister in Architecture in 2009. Since completion, Adriaan has worked in a number of architecture firms around Southern Africa, gaining experience on a variety of levels. He is a professionally registered architect with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and is currently the sole director and principle architect of AWatelier. 


JESSICA CROWTHER

Jessice Crowther completed her BSc (Arch) at the university or Pretoria in 2012. 

With environmentally sustainable design as the core of her architectural belief and the pursuit of knowledge and experience, Jessice and a fellow architectural student embarked on a surfing lodge design and development project on the very small and remote Uma Maonu in the Mentawai islands of the West Sumatran coast of Indonesia where there is no electricity, running water, sewerage system or cellular reception. A totally different and hands-on experience with a rich mix of local climate, culture, perceptions of space gathering skills and knowledge creating vernacular architecture using only indigenous materials such as driftwood, bamboo and banana leafs. 

As a firm believer that the richly diverse aspects of art and design should be part of your everyday life giving body to your work, Jessice returned from Indonesia to join local sculptor Angus Taylor in Pretoria. There she worked on, and experienced, his different angle and approach to integrating art into his perspective of the design and architecture of the Ellerman House Wine Gallery in Bantry Bay, Cape Town. 

In an effort to stimulate her interest in timber and smaller design project, Jessice then joined internationally acclaimed industrial designer David Krynauw in Johannesburg. There she focussed on relocating, setting up and building his business from scratch, concept development and design to manufacturing. 

Jessice recently joined Adriaan Wooding Atelier bringing with her a strong interest in building knowledge and experience through travelling regularly and engaging with a diversity of people and places, ultimately achieving full creative potential clearly visible in every architectural design followed through to installation and completion.