Some of the brightest minds and most dedicated participants in the affordable housing arena tackled the question of ‘spatial inequality’ in our country at a recent Housing Forum.
Habitat III will introduce a document called the New Urban Agenda that’ll effectively guide the future of urbanisation policy for all UN member states. Cris Robertson explores this agenda revealing that although its content bay be groundbreaking, it is not legally binding. Begging one to question how much action will governments take if there are no consequences if they don’t.
This week we meet Fred Viljoen, a Cape Town designer whose love for nature and appreciation of beauty translates to his creative and energetic work.
A supermarket for architecture? In 2015, the collaborative studio, Counterspace hosted a Supermarket – themed architectural exhibition of the WITS School of Architecture students’ work.
This week we meet Cape Town photographer Johnny Miller, who has a keen sense of observing the world around him, and in his own words, isn’t afraid of much.
We look back at the event on African cities and their public spaces, as part of the ‘Future of Public Space’ event series.
Rethinking the future of public space at South Africa’s largest transport node : A new public for Park Station| FUTURE JOBURG
Julie-Ann Tyler, a recent masters student in Architecture, based her thesis on creating “The New Public” in which she investigates ways of re-appropriating Park Station public space and new programming that can exist in this specific context.
“Architecture can be derived from anywhere; personal interests, behaviour of people, societal trends or the logic within science.”
Our team reflects on Architizer’s “10 Firms to Watch in 2016” and discuss how the ideas projected by 5 of these firms could provide us with a glimpse into the role of architecture in the future. As well as what these ideas could mean for future South African cities.