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Duplex De Waterkant / ARRCC

21:00 - 29 June, 2019
Duplex De Waterkant / ARRCC, Courtesy of ARRCC
Courtesy of ARRCC

Courtesy of ARRCC Courtesy of ARRCC Courtesy of ARRCC Courtesy of ARRCC + 21

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Mark Rielly
  • Project Year

    2015

Cape Villa House / ARRCC

19:00 - 26 June, 2019
Cape Villa House / ARRCC, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch + 35

Axis Building / dhk Architects

21:00 - 18 May, 2019
Axis Building / dhk Architects, © Dave Southwood
© Dave Southwood

© Dave Southwood © Wieland Gleich © Dave Southwood © Wieland Gleich + 30

Kloof 145 House / SAOTA

16:00 - 13 May, 2019
© Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad del Cabo, South Africa
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    SAOTA
  • Project Team

    Phillippe Fouché, Nilene Slabbert, Mias Claassens & Thabiso Nkoane
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Norval Foundation / dhk Architects

14:00 - 1 May, 2019
Norval Foundation / dhk Architects, © Dave Southwood
© Dave Southwood

© Dave Southwood © Dave Southwood © Dave Southwood © Dave Southwood + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    4 Steenberg Rd, Steenberg Estate, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
  • Category

  • Interior Designer / Restaurant and Bar

    Reddeco
  • Interior Designer / Store and Gallery

    SpaceLIFT & Black Canvas
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

“Design can be a Powerful Tool for Good": Mariam Kamara on Changing Narratives through Architecture

13:00 - 30 April, 2019
“Design can be a Powerful Tool for Good": Mariam Kamara on Changing Narratives through Architecture, Courtesy of Design Indaba
Courtesy of Design Indaba

This article was made in partnership with Design Indaba, a website and annual festival that uncovers innovation for good. Click here to learn more about the annual event.

Niger-born architect Mariam Kamara shared how she is shifting perceptions of her home country at the 2019 Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town. Founder of the architecture and research firm atelier masōmī, Kamara was a software developer for several years before joining united4design, a global collective of architects working on projects in the U.S., Afghanistan and Niger. At the Design Indaba Conference, Miriam discusses her work and what it means to put people at the forefront of practice.

Courtesy of Design Indaba Courtesy of Design Indaba Mariam Kamara. Image Courtesy of Design Indaba Courtesy of Design Indaba + 8

C Office / Forte Architetti

12:00 - 29 April, 2019
C Office / Forte Architetti, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch + 14

Waterkant Townhouse / GSQUARED

15:00 - 29 March, 2019
Waterkant Townhouse / GSQUARED, © Niel Vosloo
© Niel Vosloo

© Niel Vosloo © Niel Vosloo © Niel Vosloo © Niel Vosloo + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad del Cabo, South Africa
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Renato Graca, Francois Du Plessis
  • Interior Design

  • Contractor

    Pinnacle
  • Area

    3939.5 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Battery Park / dhk Architects

02:00 - 24 February, 2019
Battery Park / dhk Architects, © Dave Southwood
© Dave Southwood

Featured Image © Theo Gutter © Dave Southwood © Theo Gutter + 24

  • Architects

    dhk (Pierre Swanepoel, Martin Lardner-Burke, Theo Gutter)
  • Location

    Battery Park, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
  • Category

  • Project Manager

    Igual (Ben Day)
  • Area

    12000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

The 2019 Design Indaba Festival in Cape Town Celebrates Design, Culture, and Creativity

09:30 - 20 December, 2018
The 2019 Design Indaba Festival in Cape Town Celebrates Design, Culture, and Creativity, Courtesy of Design Indaba
Courtesy of Design Indaba

Known for hosting the "best creative conference in the world," the Design Indaba Festival brings together internationally-acclaimed architects, designers, emerging talents, critics, and art enthusiasts all under one roof to discuss the importance of making the world a better place through design. Over the last two decades, the annual conference has centered on "design activism," with a focus on online design publications.

The multi-sensory event will take place in the heart of Cape Town from 27 February to 01 March 2019 in the Artscape Theater Center. The theater has been a pioneer in artistic expression and display for more than four decades, providing a platform of world-class productions and innovative sets.

Courtesy of Design Indaba Courtesy of Design Indaba Courtesy of Design Indaba Courtesy of Design Indaba + 8

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
  • Category

  • 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
  • Category

  • 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

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
  • Category

  • 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
  • Category

  • 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