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Wastewater Plant Control Centre and Blower House Complex / SALT Architects

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Curro Durbanville Highschool / BPAS Architects

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Wild Plum Tree House / Daniel Maggs Architects

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Cape Town, South Africa

Ecological Control and the Garden City: Utopia for Whom?

At the turn of the 19th century, a British publishing house would release a book written by an English urban planner – a book with an optimistic title. The title of this book was To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform, later reprinted as Garden Cities of To-morrow. The English urban planner in question was Ebenezer Howard – and this book would lay the foundations for what would later become known as the Garden City Movement. This movement would go on to produce green suburbs praised for their lofty aims, but it would also produce satellite communities that only catered to a privileged few.

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Denis Goldberg House of Hope Museum / Noero Architects

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The Corrugated Iron Roof: Avant-Garde or Unaesthetic?

It’s an essential architectural element, one we tend to immediately take note of when we look at buildings new to us – the roof. The roofs that shelter the buildings we see in our cities today are diverse in their typology. Flat roofs are a common sight in the city centers of urban metropolises, hip roofs are a popular choice for dwellings around the world, and the gable roof is arguably the most common of all, a roof type popular in stylized depictions of what a standard house looks like.

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Agora Apartments / Two Five Five Architects

Agora Apartments / Two Five Five Architects - Exterior Photography, Residential, Facade
© Paris Brummer

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Private Gymnasium Pavilion & Guest Unit / Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design

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Camps Bay House / Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design

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Clifton Terraces Apartments / SAOTA

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Parklands College Secondary School / dhk Architects

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Pool Penthouse / Jenny Mills Architects

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Avenue Fresnaye Villa / Jenny Mills Architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  2349
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2014
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Alpino Kitchens, Dornbracht Chromeware, Flush Bathroom Interiors, Natural Stone Warehouse, Oggie Flooring, +4

House Elliott / Paul Elliott Architects

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Cape Town, South Africa
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  90
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Amorim Cork South Africa, Xlam
  • Professionals : Mitchell du Plessis, WSP

Future-Proofing Cities Against Climate Change

Recent extreme weather events and the acceleration of climate change, paired with decarbonization efforts that are not on track, make climate-related disruption unavoidable for urban environments, raising the issue of climate-risk adaptation. Moving past what can be done to prevent climate change, there is a strong imperative to develop strategies to prepare urban environments to cope with inevitable challenges such as sea-level rise, floods, water scarcity or extreme heat. The following discusses how cities can build resilience and adapt to undergoing and expected future climate threats.

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Uxolo Apartments / Two Five Five Architects

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236 Buitengracht Street / Team Architects

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35 Lower Long Building / dhk Architects

35 Lower Long Building / dhk Architects - Exterior Photography, Office Buildings, Facade, Cityscape
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  • Architects: dhk Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  14000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020