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 and University of Johannesburg’s Schools 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.
What to do about the Good Hope Centre : Towards a new framework for public assets | FUTURE CAPE TOWN
In January 2016 the City of Cape Town extended the temporary leasing period of the Good Hope Centre for an additional three years. Leasing the public space to a private film company has caused many question the future of the building as well the non-financial value of public assets.
The future of Salt River: architecture students investigate research platforms for emerging technologies| FUTURE CAPE TOWN
The third year students of the school of architecture at the University of Cape Town spent 2015 envisioning the future of Salt River. Here are some of their findings and design proposals.