‘This is a city haunted by the past, nostalgic for the future and unable to live in the present.’ This opening message demonstrates the polemic of Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ ‘second city’.
From the 15th to the 20th of September, Future Cape Town will be visiting a number of urban development organisations in the Netherlands as a guest of the Het Nieuwe Instituut. As Managing Director of the nonprofit Our Future Cities, Rashiq Fataar will meet and share ideas relevant to design, sustainability, and creating more livable cities across the globe.
A preview tour of one of the latest additions to London’s skyline- the Leadenhall Building, more commonly known as ‘The Chessegrater’.
As infrastructure and citizens become more technologically-enabled than ever before, this concept of urban flow becomes easier to measure. The immense amount of data generated in cities can offer us an improved understanding of how everything from water to waste to people to cargo moves around. All these collective actions of the city form part of the urban metabolism.
[ September 19, 2014 8:00 am to February 22, 2015 8:00 am. September 19, 2014 8:00 am to February 22, 2015 8:00 am. ] What will cities look like in the future? The upcoming exhibition City as a Vision by the FRAC Centre, through six thematic sections, along with a hundred or so scale models, drawings, and photomontages, the exhibition focuses on giving an overview of this search for new territories and urban configurations capable of welcoming future city-dwellers.
Do we need a new approach to the RDP housing being delivered in South Africa? Lawden Holmes, a finalist for the Better Living Challenge, shares his design for a housing unit which turns the unsustainable problem of backyard shacks into a solution
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?
Rem Koolhaas’ groundbreaking interactive documentary about Lagos is now online. Explore two perspectives on the sprawling African metropolis.
[ 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.
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.