According to the City of Johannesburg’s Department of Transport, urbanisation and urban poverty require not only urban transport solutions but also low-cost modes of travel such as cycling. This strategy, known as “Non-Motorised Transport” or NMT, over recent years has gradually become a priority area at National, Provincial and Local Government levels, resulting in the City of Johannesburg’s Framework for NMT in 2009.
Rebuild by Design, a competition which tasks teams with improving the resiliency of New York’s waterfront communities through locally-responsive, innovative design. Each proposal was required to be “flexible, easily phased, and able to integrate with existing projects in progress”.
Last week, we were invited by Designing South Africa to be part of a panel on how urban identity has shaped us as a city, a nation, and a democracy. Here you may find essentially what we had to say about this.
The winning design(s) of the Design24 comptition ‘Reimagining An Icon’ to redesign the facade of the Naspers Centre was announced on 4 April 2014.
Join us next Thursday 3 April 2014 for a WDC Walking Tour through the CBD looking at art in our urban landscape.
The creative brainchild of Arthur Blake, Managing Director of Citiq Property Developments, brings this fun, bold, colourful stamp on the Newtown skyline has had the city curious since its inception.
Thesis Thursday is an architectural series showcasing a selection of dissertations produced by the UCT M.Arch (prof) graduates of 2013. Week 6: Pemberai investigates the musealization of an Archaeological site in Glencairn
As the spotlight falls on Africa following the death of Nelson Mandela, a timely exhibition on the continent’s built environment gives cause for hope.
Thesis Thursday is an architectural series showcasing a selection of dissertations produced by the UCT M.Arch (prof) graduates of 2013. Week 5: Charlton studies the ontological landscape of Lion Mountain
[ March 19, 2014; 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] It is well known that cities are ripe spaces for public art. By utilizing buildings, parks, and other city features as their canvases, artists are given the advantage of constant visibility and interaction with passersby. But what can public art do for a city that art housed by private institutions can not?