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The Forest House / Bloc Architects

03:00 - 7 December, 2018
The Forest House / Bloc Architects, © Peter Oravecz
© Peter Oravecz

© Peter Oravecz © Peter Oravecz © Peter Oravecz © Peter Oravecz + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Durban, South Africa
  • Lead Architect

    David Nelson
  • Interior architect

    Bloc architects
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Lion Match Office Park / Dean Jay Architects

03:00 - 21 December, 2016
Lion Match Office Park / Dean Jay Architects, © Andrew Griffin
© Andrew Griffin

© Andrew Griffin © Andrew Griffin © Andrew Griffin © Andrew Griffin + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    892 Umgeni Rd, Durban, 4001, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    Dean Jay
  • Area

    28000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Denis Hurley Centre / Ruben Reddy Architects

22:00 - 7 July, 2015
Denis Hurley Centre / Ruben Reddy Architects, © Angela Buckland Photography
© Angela Buckland Photography

© Angela Buckland Photography © Angela Buckland Photography © Angela Buckland Photography © Angela Buckland Photography + 23

Open Call: TREEHOUSING Seeks Innovative Wood Housing and Urban Building Solutions

16:00 - 5 June, 2015
Open Call: TREEHOUSING Seeks Innovative Wood Housing and Urban Building Solutions, Courtesy of DBR
Courtesy of DBR

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and DBR | Design Build Research School are now seeking entries for TREEHOUSING, an international wood design competition. Housing for the world’s growing urban population and the threat of deforestation are two of the most significant issues facing humanity today. TREEHOUSING challenges architecture students, professional architects and designers to develop innovative wood housing and urban building solutions through two distinct open competitions: TREEHOUSING DURBAN | Tall Wood Housing and TREEHOUSING GLOBAL | Affordable Wood Housing. Read on to learn more.

UIA World Congress Reveals Architecture's Other Side

00:00 - 1 September, 2014
UIA World Congress Reveals Architecture's Other Side, Rahul Mehrotra's designs for an office building in Hyderabad exemplify the social agenda of architecture which dominated discussions at this year's UIA World Congress. Image © Carlos Chen
Rahul Mehrotra's designs for an office building in Hyderabad exemplify the social agenda of architecture which dominated discussions at this year's UIA World Congress. Image © Carlos Chen

With the International Union of Architects (UIA)'s World Congress taking place last month, the eyes of the architecture world were on South Africa where - according to Phineas Harper of the Architectural Review - the conference was full of architects of all backgrounds with "irrepressible energy," sharing ideas on how architecture can be used for social good with an urgency that is somewhat unfamiliar in the Western world. "Whoever said architecture was stale, male and pale should have been in Durban," says Harper. You can read the full review of the event here.

Rio de Janeiro selected to host UIA 2020 World Congress of Architects

00:00 - 11 August, 2014
Rio de Janeiro selected to host UIA 2020 World Congress of Architects, Courtesy of uia2020rio.org
Courtesy of uia2020rio.org

Rio de Janeiro has been selected to host World Congress of Architects UIA 2020, one of the world's most important architecture forums. The news was announced yesterday by one of the UIA's former presidents and current Secretary of the Session, Vassils Sgoutas, during the General Assembly of this year’s congress in Durban, South Africa. Rio's application was spearheaded by Brazil's most important architecture institution - Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil (IAB). The South American city beat out two strong candidates: Melbourne and Paris.

After the presentations of the three candidate cities, two rounds of voting began. In the first round Rio got 85 votes, against Melbourne’s 73 votes and Paris’ 44 votes. In the second round Rio beat Melbourne with 107 votes against 95. 

Impressive Line-Up Scheduled for UIA's World Congress 2014

00:00 - 8 May, 2014
Impressive Line-Up Scheduled for UIA's World Congress 2014

From August 3rd, the International Union of Architects (UIA) will once again host their World Congress, a triennial event that focuses on one critical topic in our architectural culture. Whereas the Tokyo 2011 Congress was focused on the future, this year's congress in Durban will concentrate not on a different time but a different place: the "otherwhere", or as they put it, the "anywhere-but-here". The Congress will explore ideas about how connectivity might shape our experience and alter the course of our social progress.

Read on for more about the themes of the 25th World Conference and the Keynote Speakers...

UIA's "Healthcare Otherwhere" Student Competition

01:00 - 24 March, 2014
UIA's "Healthcare Otherwhere" Student Competition

The UIA (International Union of Architects) is inviting architecture students to enter its "Healthcare Otherwhere" competition, part of their World Congress in Durban, South Africa this summer. Against a backdrop of poor health outcomes caused by poverty, the competition challenges students to propose how architecture might be involved in promoting good health by designing a building in the Warwick Junction area of Durban. Registration has been extended to April 17th. You can register here.

Architecture Otherwhere - Durban 2014

00:00 - 23 January, 2014
Architecture Otherwhere - Durban 2014

On the twentieth anniversary of South Africa’s re-birth, the UIA Congress will celebrate the African profession as a meaningful contributor to world architecture and thought leadership in city development; as well as the continent’s contribution in the affairs and evolution of architecture globally.

La Lucia / SAOTA

00:00 - 6 June, 2012
La Lucia / SAOTA, © Karl Beath
© Karl Beath

© Karl Beath © Karl Beath © Karl Beath © Karl Beath + 20

  • Architects

    SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Location

    Durban, South Africa
  • Project Team

    Mark Rielly, Ashleigh Gilmour, Staci Kinnes, Mark Rielly, Ashleigh Gilmour, Staci Kinnes
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs