Fanuel Motsepe Building

This is the Fanuel Motsepe Building in the Joburg CBD,  Its a stunning building that looks like its built from lego bricks and is on the corner of Fox and Von Brandis streets. I enjoyed playing with the colours in this photo and its part of set where in several of the photos the Carlton centre is trying to sneak into the shot.

Fanuel Motsepe's building
Architect Fanuel Motsepe of Motsepe Architects, who owns the building on the corner of Fox and Von Brandis streets, has given the exterior of his building an imaginative look.


He says the building is of heritage value, dating back to the 1930s, and was owned by Boustred building suppliers. The unusual and colourful shapes on the exterior are a copy of a 1950s Johnson & Johnson mosaic tile on the sixth floor of the building.

"We were looking for an iconic, authentic treatment," says Motsepe. "In view of the historical value of the building, we have taken [its] earliest remaining fabric and layered it on to the existing environment, and created a new and vibrant environment."

He is also revamping the ground floor restaurant, to be called Traffic Café, which will serve traditional, indigenous food. It will spill out on to the pavement, and is expected to open in about a month. The basement will act as a lounge, extending the opening hours into the evenings.
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