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Sasol Place / Paragon Architects

05:00 - 16 June, 2017
Sasol Place / Paragon Architects, © Tristan McClaren
© Tristan McClaren
  • Architects

  • Location

    50 Katherine Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Lead Architects

    Anthony Orelowitz, Tershia Habbitts, Jose Ferreira, Claire D’Adorante
  • Area

    130000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House Sher / Eftychis Architects

02:00 - 2 June, 2017
House Sher / Eftychis Architects, Courtesy of Eftychis Architects
Courtesy of Eftychis Architects

Courtesy of Eftychis Architects Courtesy of Eftychis Architects Courtesy of Eftychis Architects Courtesy of Eftychis Architects +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    Emilio Eftychis
  • Area

    554.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital / Sheppard Robson + John Cooper Architecture + GAPP + Ruben

09:00 - 8 May, 2017
Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital  / Sheppard Robson + John Cooper Architecture + GAPP + Ruben, © Tristan McLaren
© Tristan McLaren

© Tristan McLaren             © Tristan McLaren             © Tristan McLaren             © Tristan McLaren             +23

House Vista / Gottsmann Architects

22:00 - 10 March, 2017
House Vista / Gottsmann Architects, © Reinier Harmse
© Reinier Harmse

© Reinier Harmse           © Reinier Harmse           © Reinier Harmse           © Reinier Harmse           +17

Granite House / MMA Design Studio

05:00 - 27 November, 2016
Granite House / MMA Design Studio, © Tristan McLaren
© Tristan McLaren

© Tristan McLaren © Tristan McLaren © Tristan McLaren © Tristan McLaren +20

Spine Wall House / Drew Architects

02:00 - 23 November, 2016
Spine Wall House / Drew Architects, © Tristan McLaren
© Tristan McLaren

© Tristan McLaren   © Tristan McLaren   © Tristan McLaren   © Tristan McLaren   +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    Andrew Payne
  • Area

    520.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

Round-Up: Tall Stories From Monocle 24's 'The Urbanist'

07:30 - 8 July, 2016
Round-Up: Tall Stories From Monocle 24's 'The Urbanist', Courtesy of Monocle
Courtesy of Monocle

A new collection of five minute-long Tall Stories—developed by the team behind The UrbanistMonocle 24's weekly "guide to making better cities—guide the listener through the condensed narratives of a series of architectural projects from around the globe, encompassing their conception, development, use and, in some cases, eventual demise. We've selected eight of our favorites from the ongoing series, ranging from London’s Casson Pavilion to Honolulu's Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial, and the Estadio Centenario stadium in Montevideo.

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

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

  • 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

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

10 Highlights from Guardian Cities' "History of Cities in 50 Buildings"

09:30 - 31 May, 2015
10 Highlights from Guardian Cities' "History of Cities in 50 Buildings", Fiat Tagliero, Asmara. Image © Flickr user David Stanley
Fiat Tagliero, Asmara. Image © Flickr user David Stanley

All good things must come to an end, and Guardian Cities' excellent "History of Cities in 50 Buildings" series is sadly no exception, with only a few more left to be published before they hit 50. The whole series is definitely worth the read, bringing in the best of academic and architectural writing from guest authors and the Guardian's own Cities team, but if you're strapped for time - and if you're an architect, it's fairly likely that's true - we've rounded up 10 highlights from the list to get you started.

Amazonas Theatre, Manaus. Image © Wikimedia user Leaderfo Narkomfin Building, Moscow. Image © Wikimedia user NVO Ponte Tower, Johannesburg. Image © Flickr user fiverlocker Byker Wall Estate, Newcastle. Image © Flickr user George Rex +11

David Adjaye Unveils Major Residential Development Planned for Johannesburg

18:00 - 17 March, 2015
David Adjaye Unveils Major Residential Development Planned for Johannesburg , © Adjaye Associates
© Adjaye Associates

Adjaye Associates has announced plans to transform a 17-floor post-modernist structure in Johannesburg’s central business district into a luxury mixed-use building that will be known as the “Hallmark House.” Scheduled for completion mid-2016, the project aims to “combine an African aesthetic with a contemporary vision” and form a new typology for urban living. 

“The transformation of Hallmark House is an opportunity to apply fresh thinking to urban community and to address changing lifestyles with a more fluid approach to the way we inhabit cities,” says David Adjaye.

House Steyn II / Thomas Gouws Architecs + Interiors

01:00 - 21 December, 2014
House Steyn II / Thomas Gouws Architecs + Interiors, © Dook Courtesy of VISI magazine
© Dook Courtesy of VISI magazine

© Dook Courtesy of VISI magazine © Dook Courtesy of VISI magazine Courtesy of Thomas Gouws © Dook Courtesy of VISI magazine +11

Interactive Infographic Tracks the Growth of the World's Megacities

00:00 - 11 October, 2014
Interactive Infographic Tracks the Growth of the World's Megacities, Tokyo remains the world's largest city, but is beginning to see competition from the world's other megacities. Image © Flickr CC User Les Taylor
Tokyo remains the world's largest city, but is beginning to see competition from the world's other megacities. Image © Flickr CC User Les Taylor

With more than 7 billion people now alive, the greatest population growth over the last century has occurred in urban areas. Now, a new series of interactive maps entitled "The Age of Megacities" and developed by software company ESRI allows us to visualize these dramatic effects and see just how this growth has shaped the geography of 10 of the world’s 28 megacities. Defined as areas with continuous urban development of over 10 million people, the number of megacities in the world is expected to increase, and while Tokyo still tops the list as the world’s largest megacity, other cities throughout Asia are quickly catching up. Find out more after the break.

105 Corlett Drive / Paragon Architects

01:00 - 5 October, 2014
© Andrew Bell
© Andrew Bell
  • Architects

  • Location

    105 Corlett Drive, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    Anthony Orelowitz, Carla Soudien, Kate Keightly-Smith, John Peska, Yumna Ismail, Tom Hill
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Andrew Bell © Andrew Bell © Andrew Bell © Andrew Bell +14

House Liebmann / Daffonchio and Associates

01:00 - 27 July, 2014
House Liebmann / Daffonchio and Associates, Courtesy of Daffonchio and Associates
Courtesy of Daffonchio and Associates

Courtesy of Daffonchio and Associates Courtesy of Daffonchio and Associates Courtesy of Daffonchio and Associates Courtesy of Daffonchio and Associates +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Principal Architect

    Enrico Daffonchio
  • Project Architect

    Leigh Maurtin

Inside Johannesburg's Infamous Ponte City Tower

00:00 - 11 April, 2014

The history of Johannesburg's Ponte City Apartments is a provocative one: built in 1975 and designed by Manfred Hermer as the height of luxurious (white-only) living in South Africa, the continent's tallest residential building soon became a notorious vertical slum, filled with crime and poverty, its signature hollow core re-purposed as a trash dump and a suicide drop.

AISJ Aquatic Center / Flansburgh Architects

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
AISJ Aquatic Center / Flansburgh Architects, © Stephen O'Raw
© Stephen O'Raw

© Stephen O'Raw © Stephen O'Raw © Stephen O'Raw © Stephen O'Raw +16