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Meet the duckies

Keith Struthers

South Africa

Keith started bending and twisting metal roofs and wooden beams in 1984. He worked as a designer/contractor for 7 years before focussing on architecture alone. In 2003 he founded Keith Struthers Studios (formerly NaturalsCool) to teach sculptural architecture to qualified architects and has been offering courses in South Africa, Brazil, Chile and Namibia. And now globally online. His sculptural architecture focus is on supporting personal development through practice. He’s life time experience includes practicing in Germany, Switzerland, UK, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Namibia and South Africa.

Gabriela Ventapane


Graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning in Brazil, and since 2015 has been working with residential and commercial projects. Gabi understands the social and transformative potential of architecture, seeing education as the greatest stage of possibilities for the construction of more creative and vivid contexts.

Amien Paleker

South Africa

I first started with Natural Architecture at the turn of the millennia as a second year technikon student. I went on to complete my studies and worked with many other architects’ from medium offices to large and worked on high end residential, commercial, industrial, retail and received exposure to urban design with gated communities. Even though it was a major learning curve working in all those disciplines, the experience flatlined – literally, it became unsatisfactory producing variations of boxes and straight lines, upon which, I returned to Natural Architecture where there is a heartbeat producing sculptural buildings.