Moms and Dads of the world- please forgive me, but I do talk to strangers.
I know, I know. It’s a cruel, dangerous, uninsurable world out there. But this is not about to read like a lesson in “How to Chat Up Strangers and Get Yourself Kidnapped”. This is an exploration of how some of the rules we’ve constructed to help us live safely might actually might be blinding us to fuller, richer, more…
How can we make cities more livable, and integrate people better back into their urban landscapes? One such way is through developing innovative uses of architecture.
How can we make cities more livable, and integrate people better back into their urban landscapes? One such way is through developing innovative uses of architecture. Additionally, creative design has the potential to address other problems that plague urban areas including climate change, inequality, and high housing densities.
This video showcases one strategy of urban regeneration in Durban-…
The features of London’s current housing shortage are by now well known: rising house prices; housing estate regeneration, garden city proposals. The struggle to increase housing supply is inherently linked to the high building costs in the city, with London topping the list of most expensive cities to build in. The reasons behind these high costs are explored in this recent vid…
Recently our YOUNG URBANISTS community visited Cape Town’s new tallest skyscraper and enjoyed a guided tour and conversation with the lead architect Derick Henstra of DHK architects, and the Provincial Head of FNB.
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Check out these photos of Cape Town’s newest skyscraper completed in March 2014: Portside. With 32 floors standing 139 meters tall, it is the…
Bird’s eye view of part of Khayelitsha, South Africa’s second largest township.
Recently the Daily Maverick has published a number of pieces speaking to some of the consequences of urbanisation that often go overlooked by the public. In particular, two articles have risen key insights about service delivery and access in the face of large-scale urbanisation.
In the article “Analysis: Africa’s…
By Olamide Udoma
I have just been introduced to a sensory exploration of Lagos that uses various perspectives to explore the multi faceted city. This interactive documentary is based on the Lagos research project by Rem Koolhaas and The Harvard Project.
The second edition of OPEN DESIGN Cape Town will kicks off tomorrow and takes place from 13 – 23 August 2014. It is an annual cross-disciplinary city-wide event. It creates an educational, informative, inclusive, collaborative platform for the people of Cape Town to use design and its numerous disciplines to openly share their design with each other. OPEN DESIGN Cape Town raises awareness of and…
Wednesday 20 August
- Eco Design Architects (5-9pm)
- Gabriel Fagan Architects (5-8pm)
- Greg Wright Architects (4-6pm)
- KMH Architects (5-8pm)
- Kotlowitz Marais Architects (5-8pm)|
- Metropolis Design Architects (6-9pm)
- MWP Architects (5-9pm)
- VDMMA (4-6pm)
- Dick Crane Architects (Stellenbosch)
- dhk architects (4-7pm)
- Revel Fox (4-7pm)
- Stauch Foster (5-7pm)
- SAOTA (5-8pm)
- Meyer &…