Andrews & Niegeman Monograph
Saturday 16 August 2014

Book Now Saturday 16 August 2014

OH ARCHITECTURE presents OH16 Rex Trueform, Monatic & SA Naval College: Andrews & Niegeman Monograph

Open House 16 will be a tour of selected buildings by Andrews & Niegeman, a firm of architects who practiced in Cape Town between 1945 -1999. The Rex Trueform and House of Monatic clothing factories in Salt River are amongst their most famous and so is the SA Naval College in Muizenberg. The clothing industry in Cape Town, and the buildings that it produced, played a significant role in the particular way that the city of Cape Town developed in terms of race, class, and identity. Through the work of pioneer modernist architects Max Policansky, Doug E Andrews, and Henk Niegeman we will reflect on how a reading of architectural space can uncover some of these complexities. Ex-factory workers, knowledgeable practitioners and current occupiers will lead the tour with insights that could prompt valuable discussions. ‘Unstitching Rex Trueform’ - an exhibition of architectural drawings and other archival material - launches together with the Open House.

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Rex Trueform 1938

Salt River


Rex Trueform 1948

Salt River


House of Monatic 1951

Salt River




SA Naval College 1953



Open House Architecture

Ilze Wolff
Lauren Oliver

entry fee


Lunch is included
Transport is not included


Buildings and Schedule are subject to changes.
Final times to be announced.
Bookings are limited.
No refunds on cancellations 3 days prior to the tour.
OH visitors participate at their own risk.


The Cape Institute for Architecture has assessed and validated this Category 1 CPD activity.
This activity carries 1 CPD credit.

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