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Kloof 119A / SAOTA

02:00 - 26 November, 2018
Kloof 119A / SAOTA, © Adam Letch & Mickey Hoyle
© Adam Letch & Mickey Hoyle

© Adam Letch & Mickey Hoyle © Adam Letch & Mickey Hoyle © Adam Letch & Mickey Hoyle © Adam Letch & Mickey Hoyle + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Lead Architects

    SAOTA
  • Project Team

    Greg Truen, Dov Goldring, Jaco Bruwer, Ian Cox and Puja Patel
  • Area

    850.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

White House / ARRCC

03:00 - 20 November, 2018
© James Silverman
© James Silverman

© James Silverman © James Silverman © James Silverman © James Silverman + 17

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Lead Architects

    SAOTA
  • Project Team

    Philip Olmesdahl
  • Photographs

Beyond / SAOTA

19:00 - 1 November, 2018
Beyond  / SAOTA, © Adam Letch & Stefan Antoni
© Adam Letch & Stefan Antoni

© Adam Letch & Stefan Antoni © Adam Letch & Stefan Antoni © Adam Letch & Stefan Antoni © Adam Letch & Stefan Antoni + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Interior Designer

    ARRCC
  • Interior Decor

    OKHA
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

5 Fin Whale Way / SALT Architects

02:00 - 15 May, 2018
5 Fin Whale Way / SALT Architects, © Lindsay Ray Michael & Kevin Michael
© Lindsay Ray Michael & Kevin Michael

© Lindsay Ray Michael & Kevin Michael © Lindsay Ray Michael & Kevin Michael © Lindsay Ray Michael & Kevin Michael © Lindsay Ray Michael & Kevin Michael + 27

Snøhetta and Local Studio Unveil Wooden Archway Honoring Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa

12:00 - 8 March, 2018
Snøhetta and Local Studio Unveil Wooden Archway Honoring Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa, Sited between South Africa’s National Parliament and St. George’s Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Cape Town, the Arch frames the public entrance to a landscaped promenade known as the Company’s Garden, which boasts many of the city’s cultural institutions. Image © David Southwood
Sited between South Africa’s National Parliament and St. George’s Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Cape Town, the Arch frames the public entrance to a landscaped promenade known as the Company’s Garden, which boasts many of the city’s cultural institutions. Image © David Southwood

The Arch for Arch, an intertwined wooden archway honoring Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has debuted in downtown Cape Town, South Africa on a site near Parliament where Tutu held many of his anti-Apartheid protests.

Designed by Snøhetta and Johannesburg-based Local Studio, in collaboration with Design Indaba and Hatch engineers, the Arch for Arch consists of 14 woven strands of Larch wood, representing the 14 chapters of South Africa’s constitution. Reaching nearly 30 feet tall (9 meters), the structure invite visitors to pass through and be reminded of the location’s prominent role in their country’s history on their way to the Company’s Garden, one of the most popular public spaces in the city since its establishment in 1652.

© David Southwood © David Southwood Pictured at far right: Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the 2017 Design Indaba Conference, where the design was first unveiled. Image Courtesy of Design Indaba The Arch is formed of 14 strands of Siberian Larch wood, a highly durable and resistant material that will weather gracefully over time, taking on the elements of its surroundings. The warmth of wood was intentionally selected to lend the Arch an intimate, tactile quality, that invites people to interact with the structure in a way that differs from the conventional materials people might expect for a memorial structure, such as concrete, steel, or stone. Image © David Southwood + 13

Invermark House / SAOTA

02:00 - 27 October, 2017
Invermark House / SAOTA, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Stefan Antoni © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects & Interior Architects

    Gilbert Colyn (1969) and SAOTA
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa / Heatherwick Studio

03:00 - 18 September, 2017
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa / Heatherwick Studio, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Design Director

    Thomas Heatherwick
  • Local Project Architect

    Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects (VDMMA), Jacobs Parkers Architects, Rick Brown + Associates
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Tree House / Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design

02:00 - 20 June, 2017
Tree House / Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch + 33

Clifton House / Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design

02:00 - 18 June, 2017
Clifton House  / Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch + 36

OVD525 / Three14Architects

02:00 - 5 February, 2017
OVD525 / Three14Architects, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch + 45

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Project Team

    Kim Benatar, Sian Fisher, Miles Appelgryn, Daniel Moreau
  • Area

    650.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

How to Change Cities With Culture: 10 Tips Using UNESCO

08:00 - 23 January, 2017
How to Change Cities With Culture: 10 Tips Using UNESCO, "The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Photo: ru.wikipedia.org". Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine
"The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Photo: ru.wikipedia.org". Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine

This article, written by Svetlana Kondratyeva and translated by Olga Baltsatu for Strelka Magazine, examines the most interesting cases of the role of culture in sustainable urban development based on the UNESCO report.

UNESCO published the Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development in the fall of 2016. Two UN events stimulated its creation: a document entitled Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which emphasizes seventeen global goals for future international collaboration, was signed in September of 2015 at the Summit in New York. Habitat III, the conference held once in twenty years and dedicated to housing and sustainable urban development, took place in Ecuador in October of 2016. The question of culture’s role in urban development, and what problems it can solve, was raised at both events. To answer it, UNESCO summarized global experience and included successful cases of landscaping, cultural politics, events, and initiatives from different corners of the world in the report.

Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine / MLB Architects

05:00 - 5 January, 2017
Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine / MLB Architects, © Wieland Gleich
© Wieland Gleich

© Wieland Gleich              © Wieland Gleich              © Wieland Gleich              © Wieland Gleich              + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects in Charge

    Erik Janse van Rensburg, Peter Kraus, Xico Meirelles
  • Area

    10000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014

Urban Man Cave / Inhouse Brand Architects

03:00 - 25 October, 2016
Urban Man Cave / Inhouse Brand Architects, © Riaan West
© Riaan West

© Riaan West © Riaan West © Riaan West © Riaan West + 21

The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten

09:31 - 2 October, 2016
The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten, Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lisboa_Avenida_Novas.jpg'>Wikimedia user Cruks</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © Wikimedia user Cruks licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

From Yaba in Lagos to the suburb of Bandra in Mumbai, Metropolis Magazine provides a scenic tour around the world’s “most creative” neighborhoods. Spread across ten rapidly growing cities like Cape Town and Turin, the article provides a comprehensive glimpse into these lesser discussed hubs of creativity.

The Midden Garden Pavilion / Metropolis Design

05:00 - 19 September, 2016
The Midden Garden Pavilion  / Metropolis Design, © Wieland Gleich
© Wieland Gleich

© Wieland Gleich © Wieland Gleich © Wieland Gleich © Wieland Gleich + 27

House in Constantia Valley / Metropolis Design

02:00 - 12 September, 2016
House in Constantia Valley / Metropolis Design, © Wieland Gleich - ARCHIGRAPHY
© Wieland Gleich - ARCHIGRAPHY

© Wieland Gleich - ARCHIGRAPHY © Wieland Gleich - ARCHIGRAPHY © Wieland Gleich - ARCHIGRAPHY © Wieland Gleich - ARCHIGRAPHY + 24

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

French School Cape Town / Kritzinger Architects

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

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

  • 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