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Zedfactory's pod homes are built on city car parks

A new housing concept will tap into the millions of existing car park spaces across the UK...

By Jamie Matroos 29 Apr 2016

Transforming the city through design

No longer just comprising architects or qualified designers, the rise of trans-disciplinary companies or collectives will include a wide range of skills and experience...

25 Apr 2016

Decorex 2016 focuses on indigenous design

Decorex 2016 will this year celebrate the spirit of Africa with Trend Pods designed to mark the turning point in Africa's design identity...

22 Apr 2016

Thomas Chapman: Welcoming change in the "ugly" city

Founder of Local Studio, Thomas Chapman has directed his efforts towards social change through clever architecture in Johannesburg...

By Jamie Matroos 22 Apr 2016

African Design Centre fellowship programme to open in September

Based in Kigali, the African Design Centre has launched a two-year fellowship programme to train the creative leaders who will design a more sustainable Africa...

21 Apr 2016

15 uniquely built hotels in Africa

As Africa increasingly becomes a desired destination for millions of local and international travellers, hotel owners have incorporated innovative ways of staying afloat the industry, by using distinctive building styles and architecture that by themselves are an attraction...

18 Apr 2016

Bringing life to architecture

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's school of architecture has been busy at work for the first few months of this year with yet another exhibition of student work under way, this time at the Alliance Française in Richmond Hill...

By Devon Koen 15 Apr 2016

Innovative origami material paves the way for shape-shifting architecture

Harvard University engineers have developed an origami-based material that has the ability to change its shape, size and volume on demand...

By Kate Walker 15 Apr 2016

For female architects, the loss of Zaha Hadid is personal

As a luminary in the world of architecture, Zaha Hadid, who died on March 31, was a celebrity whose name, face and buildings are known by millions...

By Despina Stratigakos 11 Apr 2016

Architects designing for social improvement

Singapore-based billionBricks (bB) is a non-profit architecture and design group made up of a team of designers, architects and building industry professionals who believe that houses or shelters for the poor should not be poorly designed or built...

By Kate Walker 8 Apr 2016

KZN Institute for Architecture calls for removal of spatial barriers

Ruben Reddy, president of the KwaZulu-Natal Institute for Architecture (KZNIA), says it is clear that widespread, vibrant and sustainable economic growth and accessible opportunity is central to meaningful job creation, poverty reduction and narrowing of the wealth disparity gap...

24 Mar 2016

Why the dark world of High-Rise is not so far from reality

The new film adaption of J G Ballard's classic 1975 novel High-Rise has been a while coming. Much like the power-cuts that interrupt life in the novel's namesake, various attempts to translate the book for cinema have been erratic, and ultimately failed...

By Nick Dunn 23 Mar 2016

Jeppe Park Primary becomes living laboratory green school

The first Streetlight School has been registered for a four-star Green Star SA Interiors rating with the GBCSA...

17 Mar 2016

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