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Rooiels Beach House / Elphick Proome Architects

02:00 - 15 August, 2016
Rooiels Beach House / Elphick Proome Architects , © Dennis Guichard
© Dennis Guichard

© Dennis Guichard © Dennis Guichard © Dennis Guichard © Dennis Guichard +37

The Reserve House / Metropole Architects

02:00 - 14 August, 2016
The Reserve House /  Metropole Architects, © Grant Pitcher
© Grant Pitcher

© Grant Pitcher © Grant Pitcher © Grant Pitcher © Grant Pitcher +32

I-CAT Offices and Warehouse / Earthworld Architects & Interiors

05:00 - 6 August, 2016
I-CAT Offices and Warehouse / Earthworld Architects & Interiors, © DOOK Photography
© DOOK Photography

© DOOK Photography © DOOK Photography © DOOK Photography © DOOK Photography +30

Mad Giant Beer Interior / Haldane Martin

05:00 - 30 July, 2016
Mad Giant Beer Interior  / Haldane Martin, © Micky Hoyle
© Micky Hoyle

© Micky Hoyle © Micky Hoyle © Micky Hoyle © Micky Hoyle +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ferreiras Dorp, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Beachyhead / SAOTA

02:00 - 25 July, 2016
Beachyhead  / SAOTA, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    Phillippe Fouché
  • Design Team

    Stefan Antoni, Greg Truen & Mias Claassens
  • Area

    1176.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Cool Capital: Inside South Africa's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

14:00 - 29 June, 2016
Cool Capital: Inside South Africa's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, © Andrea Avezzù. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia
© Andrea Avezzù. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

In line with creative director  Alejandro Aravena's theme for the 15th La Biennale di Venezia "Reporting from the Front", the 2016 South African pavilion at building D in the Sale d'Armi presents successful physical outcomes and practical solutions to urban challenges, conceived and implemented by citizens for the citizens of the administrative capital city of South Africa under the umbrella organization of "Cool Capital".

Curated by architect Pieter J. Mathews of Mathews & Associates Architects, this year’s South African Pavilion is called “The Capital of Uncurated Design Citizenship”, and showcases a selection of projects from Cool Capital – an urban experiment and labour of love for Mathews and a small team of dedicated architects, artists and designers that began in 2012, coincidentally at the 2012 Biennale Architettura.

© Andrea Avezzù. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia © Andrea Avezzù. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia © Andrea Avezzù. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia © Andrea Avezzù. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia +6

Alterations and Renovations to the Port Elizabeth Opera House / The Matrix... Urban Designers and Architects

02:00 - 18 June, 2016
Alterations and Renovations to the Port Elizabeth Opera House  / The Matrix... Urban Designers and Architects, © Rob Duker
© Rob Duker

© Rob Duker © Rob Duker © Rob Duker © Rob Duker +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Whites Rd, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    The Matrix... Urban Designers and Architects
  • Design Team

    Albrecht Herholdt, Tony Danev, Jaco Potgieter
  • Area

    310.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

NMMU B Ed Foundation Phase Building / The Matrix...cc Urban Designers & Architects

11:00 - 17 June, 2016
NMMU B Ed Foundation Phase Building  / The Matrix...cc Urban Designers & Architects, © Rob Duker
© Rob Duker

© Rob Duker © Rob Duker © Rob Duker © Rob Duker +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    The Matrix...cc Urban Designers & Architects
  • Design Team

    Prof. Albrecht Herholdt, Gianni Geminiani, Neal Fisher
  • Area

    2147.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Anura Vineyards / M&B Architects + Inhouse Brand Architects

13:00 - 8 June, 2016
Anura Vineyards / M&B Architects  + Inhouse Brand Architects, © Riaan West Photography
© Riaan West Photography

© Riaan West Photography © Riaan West Photography © Riaan West Photography © Riaan West Photography +23

Mzamba Bridge / CUAS + buildCollective NPO

22:00 - 14 April, 2016
Mzamba Bridge  / CUAS + buildCollective NPO, © Marlene Wagner
© Marlene Wagner

© Hadrien Clair © Marlene Wagner © Marlene Wagner © Hadrien Clair +27

House Gauché / Earthworld Architects & Interiors

02:00 - 14 April, 2016
House Gauché  / Earthworld Architects & Interiors, Courtesy of Earthworld Architects & Interiors
Courtesy of Earthworld Architects & Interiors

Courtesy of Earthworld Architects & Interiors Courtesy of Earthworld Architects & Interiors Courtesy of Earthworld Architects & Interiors Courtesy of Earthworld Architects & Interiors +29

Pre-Preparatory School in Johannesburg / TC Design Architects

09:00 - 27 February, 2016
Pre-Preparatory School in Johannesburg / TC Design Architects, © Michael Schmucker
© Michael Schmucker
  • Architects

  • Location

    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Project Architectural Team

    Mark Pencharz, Raffaella Lepore Pereira, Rian van Tonder, Shaad Peck, Alet Verster
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Michael Schmucker © Michael Schmucker © Michael Schmucker © Michael Schmucker +24

House Mouton / Earthworld Architects

02:00 - 18 February, 2016
House Mouton / Earthworld Architects, © DOOK
© DOOK
  • Architects

  • Location

    Leeufontein, Pretoria, 0122, South Africa
  • Design Team

    Braam de Villiers, Madelaine Haycock, Pieter Beukes, Hendrieka Raubenheimer
  • Area

    705.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© DOOK © DOOK © DOOK © DOOK +33

French School Cape Town / Kritzinger Architects

05:00 - 14 February, 2016
French School Cape Town / Kritzinger Architects, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kings Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Shevel & Simpson Quantity Surveyors
  • Area

    2650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch +22

Workshop: Porto Academy 2016

07:57 - 12 January, 2016
Workshop: Porto Academy 2016

Porto Academy will happen from the 20th to the 27th of July 2016 at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), one of the most prestigious Faculties in the world which was designed by the Pritzker awarded Álvaro Siza. The summer school includes lectures, workshop studios and bus trips.

Issa Diabaté on His Work Reshaping Urban Africa

14:00 - 22 November, 2015
Issa Diabaté on His Work Reshaping Urban Africa, The Assinie-Mafia Church by Koffi & Diabaté Architectes. Image © François-Xavier Gbré
The Assinie-Mafia Church by Koffi & Diabaté Architectes. Image © François-Xavier Gbré

In a video interview with BBC news, Issa Diabaté of Koffi- Diabaté Architects discusses the need for an improvement in the urban fabric of Africa, and specifically in the city of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire, where he has been working for the past 20 years. “It’s not by building one house after the next that we will have an impact on the city…I feel that the architects of tomorrow, especially in African cities, need to become developers, to actually imprint his or her vision on the city,” he says in the video. “There are no better ways of integrating issues of sustainability or issues of density than by doing it yourself.”

Watch the video after the break. 

Outreach Foundation / Local Studio

05:00 - 7 November, 2015
Outreach Foundation / Local Studio, © David Southwood
© David Southwood

© David Southwood © David Southwood © David Southwood © David Southwood +14

Social Development Project / Indalo + Collectif Saga

02:00 - 26 October, 2015
Social Development Project / Indalo + Collectif Saga, © Joubert Loots
© Joubert Loots
  • Architects

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Partners

    Alliance Française de Port Elizabeth Werk_ Engineers Without Borders Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Design Team

    Kevin Kimwelle, Anastasia Rohaut, Pierre Guérin, Camille Sablé, Sylvain Guitard, Simon Galland, Jason Dinant, Maguelonne Gorioux, Nolwenn Gervais, Pauline Richard, Cécile Jaouen, Eglantine Bulka, Eva Fojtu, Andrès Sanchez, Adèle Bertrand
  • Area

    138.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Joubert Loots © Joubert Loots © Joubert Loots © Joubert Loots +35