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Parkhurst Shops, Johannesburg by Kate Otten Architects

HIGH STREET SHOPS, PARKHURST, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Project description of High Street Shops, Parkhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa by Kate Otten Architects: Project: the linking and conversion of two suburban houses into shops along a busy neighbourhood high street. Overall rationale: The transformation in recent years of a number of homes on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst into antique shops, boutiques and small cafés is an interesting urban/suburban development that can be traced back to similar gentrification processes in other global cities such as London and New York. In Johannesburg, however, many of these converted houses still maintain a residential, closed-off relationship with the high street through their existing…