video: EXCURSIONS@HOME - Ilze Wolff


Rex Trueform, Cape Town - 33° 55' S 18° 27' E

Rex Trueform is a garment manufacturing factory in Salt River, Cape Town, designed by pioneer modernist architects, Policansky, Andrews and Niegeman. As 20th century industrial buildings in Cape Town, they are representative of a particular kind of modernity, one that is entangled with constructions of race, class and gender and linked with key moments in the political life of South Africa.

Ilze Wolff is a partner of Wolff Architects, based in Capetown. She graduated with a B.Arch at the University of Cape Town. She received a Mphil in Heritage and Public Culture, African Studies Unit, UCT. Ilze co-founded Open House Architecture in 2007, a transdisciplinary research practice which she continues to direct parallel to Wolff.