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This website comprises a selection of  projects divided into
three primary categories: design, writing, and research.




Guy Trangoš is an architect, designer, and urban researcher. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg and a principal at Meshworks Architecture and Urbanism. He holds a Doctor of Design degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Master of Science in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Master of Architecture (Professional) from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Guy’s research examines the evolving relationships between urbanisation, society, science, technology, and infrastructure. He has written on these and other themes for numerous publications, including Folio, Perspecta, Scenario Journal, The Architectural Review, City Journal, Canadian Architect, and Architecture South Africa. He has also contributed to popular media publications on cities and architecture.

Guy’s latest book is ‘The Spatialities of Radio Astronomy, published by Routledge in April 2023. He has co-edited the book Movement Johannesburg (The City, 2015) and the journal volume New Geographies 11: Extraterrestrial (Actar, 2019).

Guy has been a teaching fellow at Harvard GSD and a sessional lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has worked on major research projects at LSE Cities and the Gauteng City-Region Observatory. He has also been a guest lecturer and critic at numerous institutions, including Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Johannesburg, and Harvard GSD. He has researched five continents and has visited over 40 countries.

He has over a decade of experience practising architecture and has been instrumental in award-winning architectural, research, curatorial and graphic projects. His architectural approach is driven by a critical contextual ethos, which demands socio-economic, political, and environmental awareness while intervening through sensitive, innovative, and spatially appropriate means.