Kate Otten Architects

Lulu Kati Kati

Melville, Johannesburg


Lulu Kati Kati, Swahili for “pearl in the middle”, was built on an impossibly tight, leftover strip of land. The design and construction processes were driven by a desire to articulate an approach to urban interstitial spaces that explored their value and made a case for the creative re-use of brownfield sites.