Montrose / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

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Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Stefan Antoni
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Wieland Gleich

Architecture ZA 2012 Biennial Festival: Re-scripting Architecture

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The AZA 2012 Biennial Festival in , will feature six international architects to join South African architects in a conversation about architectural practice and its role in the context of the city.  The participating speakers include David Adjaye, founder of Adjaye Associates, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kajima of Atelier Bow-WowTatiana Bilbao, Teddy Cruz of Estudio Teddy Cruz, Rahul Mehrotra, founder of RMA Architects and Kibwe Tavares co-founder of Factory Fifteen, in addition to others.  This is the second Architecture ZA event, a premier urban culture festival that brings together cutting-edge thinkers and multi-disciplinary practitioners from around the world.  It will be held on September 13-16, 2012 and will include various events, talks, film screenings, conferences and tours.

Read on for more about the speakers invited to AZA 2012.

Nettleton 198 / SAOTA

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Architects: Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Clifton, , South Africa
Design Team: Greg Truen, Stefan Antoni, Jacques Prinsloo
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Adam Letch

The Soweto Theatre / Afritects

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Architects: Afritects
Location: , South Africa
Project Architects: Clara Cruz de Almeida and Tatenda Mavunga
Company’s Owner: Laurence Chibwe
Project Team: Sergio Duarte, Tony de Oliveira
Completion: May 2012
Total Area: 5,900 sqm
Client: Johannesburg Property Company (JPC
Photographs: Courtesy of Afritects

La Lucia / SAOTA

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Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Patrick Ferguson, Stefan Antoni
Interior Decor: Antoni Associates
Project Team: Mark Rielly, Ashleigh Gilmour, Staci Kinnes
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Karl Beath


Blouberg International School / Luis Mira Archi​tects & Plus Arquitectura

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Architects: Luis Mira Architects & Plus Arquitectura (Sergio Aguilar)
Location: Blouberg, , South Africa
Project Area: 900 sqm (building) – 2000 sqm (Civil works, entrance & walkways)
Completion: 2011
Contractor: Lovemore and Company
Structural & Civil Engineers: Sutherland Engineers
Electrical Engineers: McAvinchey Electrical Engineers
Photographs: Wieland Gleich, Luis Mira Architects


Leopards Leap Vineyards / Makeka Design Lab

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Architects: Makeka Design Lab
Location: , South Africa
Project Area: 1,500 sqm
Contractor: JJ Dempers Master Builders
Completion: December 2011
Photographs: Dave Southwood

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA

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Architect: SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Clifton, , South Africa
Project Team: Greg Truen, Stefan Antoni, Teswill Sars
Interior Design: OKHA Interiors
Main Furniture Supplier: OKHA Interiors
Completion Date: 2011
Photographs: Adam Letch


Vissershok Container Classroom / Tsai Design Studio

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Located in rolling hills of Durbanville wine valley on the outskirts of , Vissershok Primary School is a rural school dedicated to the children of farm workers and underprivileged communities living in Du Noon – a poverty-stricken township several kilometers away. Sponsored by three South African companies – Woolworths, Safmarine and AfriSam – the Vissershok Container Classroom is a 12 meter recycled container that was converted into an independent classroom for 25 Grade R (age 5-6) students. Continue reading for more.

Kuyasa Transport Interchange / MEYER+VORSTER Architects

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Architects: MEYER+VORSTER Architects
Location: Cape Town,
Client: City of Cape Town
Project Management and Team Leader: Iliso Consulting (Pty) Ltd
Photographs: Courtesy of MEYER+VORSTER Architects

Spa House / Metropolis Design

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Architect: Metropolis Design
Location: Hout Bay, ,
Project Team: Jon Jacobson, Jenny Bath, Shani Schabort
Client: Cape Dream Stay
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Metropolis Design

House VK 1 / GREGWRIGHT architects

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Architects: GREGWRIGHT architects
Location: Camps Bay, , South Africa
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Adam Letch

gmp Architekten receives IOC/IAKS Award 2011

Stadium outside, © Bruce Sutherland

The stadiums built by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) in Cape Town and for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa received the IOC/IAKS Award on 26 October 2011. In the context of the international Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities (FSB), the International Olympic Committee and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) selected the Cape Town stadium for first prize and the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in for third prize in the “stadiums for competitions and events” category. The awards were received by Hubert Nienhoff, gmp partner in charge of the offices in Berlin, Frankfurt and Rio de Janeiro. More information on the projects after the break.

Nettleton 195 / SAOTA

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Architects: SAOTA
Location: ,
Mechanical Engineers: Spoormaker & Partners
Electrical Engineers: MAC Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1,005 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of SOATA

Victoria 73 House / SAOTA


Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: , South Africa
Structural Engineer: Tony Cooksey Structural Engineers
Project Area: 1,099 sqm
Photographs: SAOTA

Big Bay Beach House / COA with Fuchs, Wacker Architekten


Architect: COA  with  Fuchs, Wacker Architekten
Location: Big Bay, Cape Town,
Engineer: Edifice Consultants
Contractor: de Rooy Construction
Project Area: 535 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: COA

House in Camps Bay / Luis Mira Architects

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Architects: Luis Mira Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Luis Mira, Julia Hundermark
Structural Engineer: Jeffares & Green Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Sutherland Engineers
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 335 sqm
Photographs: Wieland Gleich, Luis Mira Architects

Red Bull’s Cape Town Office / COA


Architects: COA – Architecture and Design
Location: , South Africa
Project area: 540 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: COA – Architecture and Design