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How identity shapes Joburg

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.

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Newtown’s New Kid On The Block

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.

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Thesis Thursday: Shards of an Industrial Past

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

South Africa’s Reconstruction and Development Programme produced row after row of poor quality housing. Arguable the programme was Nelson Mandela’s weakest legacy.

Mandela’s built legacy and a new dawn for african architecture

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.

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Thesis Thursday: The Lion Couchant

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

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Thesis Thursday: Long Beach Reconsidered

Thesis Thursday is an architectural series showcasing a selection of dissertations produced by the UCT M.Arch (prof) graduates of 2013. Week 4: Leonard reconsiders mechanical plants as a means of social integration.

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Thesis Thursday: Utopia of the Third World

Thesis Thursday is an architectural series showcasing a selection of dissertations produced by the UCT M.Arch (prof) graduates of 2013. Week 3: Ruvimbo searches for a contemporary African Landscape.

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3 schools leading in sustainable architecture

Sustainability is no longer a ‘buzz’ word. It is, or it should be, an established imbued path of our design, our lifestyle, our ethics. AfriSam and SAIA are making sure we keep our marriage between architecture and sustainability a string and nurturing bond,

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Cape Town design in Lagos: Interview with Greg Truen

From Cape Town to Lagos. Olamide Udoma recently sat down with architect Greg Truen in Lagos, a partner in the Cape Town based firm SAOTA. He tells us what it is like working on projects across Africa and why he may just be scratching the surface.

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Thesis Thursday: Tunnel Vision

Thesis Thursday is an architectural series showcasing a selection of dissertations produced by the UCT M.Arch (prof) graduates of 2013. Week 2: Christo investigates infrastructural opportunism through an architectural lense.