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Watch: Durban uses architecture for pedestrian-friendly spaces

Watch this short video about how Durban took a rarely-used district and converted it into a pedestrian-friendly hub. What other architectural initiatives can increase residents’ accessibility within their cities?

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Lagos Wide and Close – An Interactive Journey into an Exploding City

Rem Koolhaas’ groundbreaking interactive documentary about Lagos is now online. Explore two perspectives on the sprawling African metropolis.

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Architecture Open Studios 2014

[ August 19, 2014; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. August 20, 2014; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The Architecture Open Studio invites people into architect’s offices to show them how architects work and the interesting environments in which design takes place – an opportunity to view building projects, models, presentations and design work, and interact with practicing architects.

The installation through the rifle viewfinder of Andre Carl's installation on the Sea Point Promenade (photo courtesy of Anna Brown)

New public art in Sea Point: A Rhino in the City

A powerful anti-poaching installation by artist Andre Carl is constructed on the Sea Point Promenade as part of the City’s public art program called art54.

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Serious about Green Roofs Part IV: Four things we need

The last part in the series focuses on South Africa’s potential for green roofs. Specialists weigh in on the potential for an emerging green roof industry.

Smiljan Radic's Serpentine Pavilion. Photo by George Rex/ flickr

London’s summer pavilion

Every year a patch of Hyde Park is transformed according to a different architect’s fancy. Take a look at this year’s Serpentine Pavilion.

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Design Africa: What do you think?

The Design Africa Symposium, with the theme ‘Design Visions for African Cities of the Future’, will feature a robust line-up of design practitioners from across the African continent and diaspora. The objective is to analyse the urban development challenges facing African cities and to map out possible visions to re-shape African city environments into the future.

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WATCH: Cape Town Skatepark under a bridge opens

Winner of the PLAYscapes international design competition, the Cape Town Gardens Skatepark has opened to skateboarders across the city.

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Photo Diary: Alexander Forbes Headquarters

An photo diary of the Alexander Forbes Headquarters building in Sandton, Johannesburg

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Serious about green roofs: Are Cape Town and Durban serious?

After identifying key lessons from international best practices, Part III of our series looks at two national case studies. Despite the lack of policies and incentives for these innovations in South Africa, the following studies show potential for the introduction of a green roof industry.