Wolff is a design studio concerned with developing an architectural practice of consequence through the mediums of design, advocacy, research and documentation. The Wolff team is led by Ilze & Heinrich Wolff who work collaboratively with a group of highly skilled, committed and engaged architects, creative practitioners and administrators.



Heinrich Wolff is an architect and project manager with over 20 years experience. His work has received many awards including the Daimler Chrysler Award for Architecture (2007), the Lubetkin Award (2005) and in 2011 he was elected as the Designer of the Future by the Wouter Mikmak Foundation. He has held several academic appointments; he has been a visiting professor at the ETH in Zürich (2014-2015), IUAV in Venice(2013), Washington University in St. Louis (2015) and has been an adjunct associate professor at UCT, Cape Town.

Ilze Wolff is a partner of Wolff and 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.

Both principals have taught and lectured internationally including Switzerland, Germany, Italy, USA, Canada, Japan and India and continue to do so. The work of the practice has also been included at various international exhibitions including, the Venice Architecture Biennale, Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the Chicago Architectural Biennale, the Sao Paulo Biennale and the South American Architecture Biennale.

Heinrich & Ilze Wolff




             Heinrich Wolff                                             Ilze Wolff




              Karien Trengove                                        TK Mbadi                                          Danielle Bruintjies                                              



           Mmakhotso Lamola                                     Zahraa Essa                                        Hashim Tarmahomed



             Thumeka Mvimbi                                       Mayankh Ramasar                                  Amy Leibbrandt



                   Zakiyyah Haffejee                                        Paul Richardson                                       Stephanie Celliers

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