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Five Fantastic Ideas for Public Furniture

In the search for public furniture there is great deal to be considered; cities need to consider the socio-economic history of an area as well as the surrounding community’s hopes for the area’s future. The ability of great public furniture to inspire innovation and pride can uplift a community and revitalise public spaces. A spirit undeniably embodies in these five fantastic ideas for public furniture.

City Development Update: Touchstone House

Portside and 22 Bree seems to have been a catalyst for new developments in Cape Town’s growing foreshore. Work has started on Touchstone House, a newly launched sectional title office development in lower Bree Street, diagonally across the road from both Portside and 22 Bree. The scheme incorporates the old Touchstone warehouse facade, built in 1895. The warehouse occupied the site until it was gutted in a fire a few years ago. The estimated cost of the development is around R200 million.

Better Stations, Better Cities

by Robert Bowen
Each day we struggle with the remnants of Modernism, I’m not talking in this case of the giant windy spaces between oversized concrete monoliths. No today I’m talking the result of modern planning. Today things are put into zones, we abide by a zoning scheme. A ridiculous concept really, considering cities are far too […]