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Herschel Atrium Extension / KLG Architects

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  • Architects: KLG Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2555
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Marmoleum, OWA, Trimble Navigation

The Old Granary Musem / GAPP Architects & Urban Designers

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South Villa / ARRCC

© Adam Letch & Niel Vosloo
© Adam Letch & Niel Vosloo

© Adam Letch & Niel Vosloo© Adam Letch & Niel Vosloo© Adam Letch & Niel Vosloo© Adam Letch & Niel Vosloo+ 21

  • Interior Designers: ARRCC
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Made, 4Ward Design, ACT 3D, Allround Pools, +3

216 Ocean View Drive House / Robert Silke & Partners

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Tuynhuys Apartment Building / Robert Silke & Partners

© David Southwood
© David Southwood

© David Southwood© Linley Meavers© Linley Meavers© Linley Meavers+ 21

Christ Church Somerset West / Noero Architects

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Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects: Noero Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  900
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Ravi Naidoo from Design Indaba Elaborates on the Purpose of Design in reSite Podcast

Design and the City is a podcast by reSITE, raising questions and proposing solutions for the city of the future. In the final episode, Ravi Naidoo from Design Indaba discusses the purpose of design. Aiming to define the field, the founder of Interactive Africa, a company based in Cape Town, and the design platform Design Indaba shares his personal thoughts on empowering people to create a better future through creativity.

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South Africa's Waste to Wonder Pavilion Transforms Public Space with Upcycled Trash

Architecture studio theMAAK has unveiled a new installation as part of the 2019 experimental Design & Make program Follies in the Veld (FITV) in Cape Town, South Africa. The team worked with makers and the community to collectively design and build a large scale ‘Folly’. Each year, a specific site and a unique material is used as the departure point for the hands-on creative program.

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Arklow Villa III / Douglas & Company

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© David Southwood

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  • Architects: Douglas & Company
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  160
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Artek, Bluescope, Eames, HAY, +3

C Offices / Forte Architetti

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© Adam Letch

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  • Architects: Forte Architetti
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  236
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Boma House / SAOTA + ARRCC + OKHA

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Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects: SAOTA; Interior Designers: ARRCC, OKHA
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012

Clifton 301 Building / OKHA

© Adam Letch© Niel Vosloo© Niel Vosloo© Niel Vosloo+ 13

  • Architects: SAOTA; Interior Designers: OKHA
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, OKHA

Duplex De Waterkant / ARRCC

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  • Interior Designers: ARRCC
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

Cape Villa House / ARRCC

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  • Interior Designers: ARRCC
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

Axis Building / dhk Architects

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

  • Architects: dhk Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  10000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Albert Carpets, Anchor Steel Projects, Dracon Contractors, Ja-Lite, Joos Joiners, +9

Kloof 145 House / SAOTA

© Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

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

Ciudad del Cabo, South Africa
  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Coppola, FFC, Island Pools, Oggie floors, ProjiSpec, +2

Norval Foundation / dhk Architects

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  • Architects: dhk Architects
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Ecosense, Afrisam, Blackwood, Chartwell, Cladcom, +13

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

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.

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