In 2015 Tamar Mason was asked to design and make up five screens for a residence building at the University of Mpumalanga. The architects of the building, Nina Cohen and Fiona Garson have succeeded in creating a building that is beautiful, functional and energy efficient.
The inspiration for the design were two tiny carved wooden Ndebele pendants. The tiles used in the screen were made from two different types of clay.
The biggest of the four screens at the entrance to the communal block.
The four smaller screens are on the stairwells of the four residence blocks.
Detail showing how the screen views open out onto each other, creating layers of pattern.
The smaller screens seen from above and below.
The screens integrate well with the brickwork detail and forms.