Identity in Architecture - Chapter 2 Education

Identity in Architecture - Chapter 2

When I was a student, the identity of many architecture schools in South Africa was forged by nationally, and sometimes even internationally, revered designers such as Ivor Prinsloo and Roelof Uytenbogaardt at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Danie Theron at the then University of Port Elizabeth (now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University - NMMU), Pancho Guedes at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Dieter Holm at the University of Pretoria (UP) and Bannie Britz at the University of...

by Arthur Barker

Identity in architecture - The First Chapter Education

Identity in architecture - The First Chapter

How do we define ourselves as designers? Are we always fully conscious of the way we make design decisions and do we establish a relationship between our personal design identity and that of the world out there?

by Arthur Barker

Stand 47 - A home for the future Residential

Stand 47 - A home for the future

As a project, this house appears to be like any other up-market home. An elegant contemporary aesthetic with high-quality earthy finishes belies the high-tech systems and materials within its walls.

by FutureSpaces

The Last Glass Box Art Residency Residential

The Last Glass Box Art Residency

This article could have been titled in a few other ways; Making Beautiful with ugly Things, More Architecture with Lesser Material, Rubbing up the Heritage Committee the Wrong Way, Not your Everyday Family Home or even, The (I)Legitimate Lovechild of Hillbrow and Westcliff, but since this blog focuses on the material qualities of the built environment, The Last Glass Box and its constituent tectonic qualities, seems not only more appropriate, but also hints at both something lost, see the new...

by Thomashoff + partner architects

House Craighall: Home Cinema Residential

House Craighall: Home Cinema

The installation of a stunning home cinema in a private residence in Johannesburg, South Africa, resulted in BNC Technology being a finalist in the Best Home Cinema £40,000 to £100,000 category at the CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) Awards 2014. The client's brief was to install a dedicated, state-of-theatre home cinema that performed and felt like a real, bona fide cinema. The requirements were an elegant room featuring the very latest home cinema and audiovisual...

by BNC Technology

Clifton 2A Residential

Clifton 2A

The site is positioned on the ridge below Lions Head with 270° views of the Atlantic Ocean, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles beyond. It is an extreme corner site – a compact wedge of steep, predominately south-facing hillside with exposure to prevailing winds and its longest boundary on a busy road. Careful analysis of all site conditions largely informed the design.

by SAOTA Architects

109 Hatfield Commercial

109 Hatfield

109 Hatfield Street is situated in Gardens near the vibrant City Bowl in Cape Town, South Africa, and is surrounded by iconic landmarks like Table Mountain, Lions Head and Parliament.

by SAOTA Architects

The Observatory Villa at Leobo Private Reserve Leisure

The Observatory Villa at Leobo Private Reserve

Surrounded by the diverse Waterberg region and overlooking the Palala Valley lies Leobo Private Reserve, an 8000 hectare (20,000 acre) estate encompassing rugged rocks, bushveld savannah, natural streams and an abundance of wildlife. This magnificent, malaria-free destination provides the setting for an exclusive private house, the Observatory, designed by award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens. The dynamic duo have received a list of accolades which include (among many more)...

by Lebobo Private Reserve

Step inside a smart home without leaving your seat Residential

Step inside a smart home without leaving your seat

A novel website allows visitors to take a step-by-step guided tour through a physical home using only a cell phone, tablet or desktop computer.

by Kerry Henning

House SAR Residential

House SAR

Located within the leafy suburb of Atholl, Johannesburg, stands the latest contemporary stunner from Nico van der Meulen Architects. Designed by the highly acclaimed Werner van der Meulen, House Sar encapsulates luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting.

by Nico van der Meulen Architects

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