What is a resilient city? A sustainable city? A smart city? Cities are in the spotlight with much discussion and debate around cities and their longevity but is all this hype just a passing trend? In a world that is changing rapidly, we have these complex city networks that are being dissected by urban planners,architects and academics.
The City Culture Institute in the city of Gdańsk, Poland has brought its Old City Square (also called The Coal Market Square) to life. Previously used as a parking space or occasionally for fairs or concerts, for ten days the square has been turned into a lively, public space designed for people and their needs.
Thomas Heatherwick revealed as the designer for the new ZEITZ Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, set to open in 2016.
Thesis Thursday is an architectural series showcasing a selection of dissertations produced by the UCT M.Arch (prof) graduates of 2013. Week 3: Ruvimbo searches for a contemporary African Landscape.
Governing the rich world’s greenest capital city is Frank Jensen’s day job. In our moment with the man who has overseen a sustained rise in bike modal share in Copenhagen, we asked a question that goes beyond the better-known metrics: how does Denmark build the consensus that is required to think and plan long-term, and to make collective sacrifices for the collective good?
Sustainability is no longer a ‘buzz’ word. It is, or it should be, an established imbued path of our design, our lifestyle, our ethics. AfriSam and SAIA are making sure we keep our marriage between architecture and sustainability a string and nurturing bond,
#WDC2014 is here and our design walking tour is about designing our city beyond 2010. How do we connect Cape Town Stadium, the Green Point Common and Park, Waterfront, City Centre, and surrounds into one connected urban fabric?
From Cape Town to Lagos. Olamide Udoma recently sat down with architect Greg Truen in Lagos, a partner in the Cape Town based firm SAOTA. He tells us what it is like working on projects across Africa and why he may just be scratching the surface.
What has been the legacy of Cape Town’s Fan Walk? How have our citizens appropriated it and what potential does it contain to be the beginning of activating our city at a pedestrian level?
In some form or another, public transportation exists almost everywhere in the world and all through the world they are