“Architecture can be derived from anywhere; personal interests, behaviour of people, societal trends or the logic within science.”
This is the vision for a section of the Cape Town CBD for the year 2030 by Makeka Design Lab. The idea is the brain child of Mokena Makeka, the Principal and Creative Director of Makeka Design Lab.
In 2011, a R80 billion regeneration project for the Cape Town Station precinct and more than 50 hectares […]
A series of short films developed as part of the launch of the Global Street Design Guide have us going back to the drawing board, exploring past projects, articles and thoughts around the very definition of a street.
Joseph Spring interrogates the Modderfontein Smart City, a massive 1600-hectare piece of land now owned by Chinese development firm Zendai, juxtaposed with the Modderfontein Nature Reserve.
When one realises that a cycle lane barely wide enough for a car can move as many people as a four-lane highway – and in total silence – it is hard to think of sprawling, car-dependent societies as a utopia of personal freedoms. Brett Petzer shares his experiences and thoughts on planning the Cycling City.
Mixed-use development around train stations has the potential to improve safety and bring economic opportunities closer to people. But are we including informal traders? Catherine Luyt adds her thoughts to the Langa Station precinct.
How can ‘Dense City’ become a tool for an inclusive and sustainable Cape Town? Brittany Morris interview Ali Saad, principal architect on the Maitland Station Density Syndicate team.
Do you take public transport in Lagos? Are you affected by long queues when catching your bus? How quick is it to get a BRT bus ticket? To review the launch of air-conditioned, WIFI Internet-enabled Metro Buses, Future Lagos has launched a questionnaire to find out how Lagosians use public transport.
Our voice of the city this week is a passionate about Cape Town, traveling & commuter cycling through the city who currently works as the Sales and Client Service Manager for Blok, Darren Blair.
Spatial analysis of Bree Street in Johannesburg questions the universality of globalisation and reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge