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C Offices / Forte Architetti

© Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch + 12

Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Forte Architetti
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    236.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Boma House / SAOTA + ARRCC + OKHA

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch + 20

Houses  · 
Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project SAOTA
  • Interiors Designers Authors of this architecture project ARRCC, OKHA
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2012

Clifton 301 Building / OKHA

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

Residential  · 
Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project SAOTA
  • Interiors Designers Authors of this architecture project OKHA
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Duplex De Waterkant / ARRCC

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

  • Interiors Designers Authors of this architecture project ARRCC
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015

Cape Villa House / ARRCC

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

Cape Town, South Africa
  • Interiors Designers Authors of this architecture project ARRCC
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Axis Building / dhk Architects

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

Residential  · 
Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project dhk Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    10000.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Kloof 145 House / SAOTA

© Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

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

Ciudad del Cabo, South Africa
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project SAOTA
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Norval Foundation / dhk Architects

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

Museum  · 
Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project dhk Architects
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

“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.

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

C Office / Forte Architetti

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

Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Forte Architetti
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    232.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Waterkant Townhouse / GSQUARED

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

Houses  · 
Ciudad del Cabo, South Africa
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project GSQUARED
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    3939.5 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Battery Park / dhk Architects

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

Park  · 
Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project dhk (Pierre Swanepoel, Martin Lardner-Burke, Theo Gutter)
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    12000.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

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

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

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

Houses  · 
Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project SAOTA
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    850.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

White House / ARRCC

© James Silverman
© James Silverman

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

Houses  · 
Cape Town, South Africa
  • Interiors Designers Authors of this architecture project ARRCC

Beyond / SAOTA

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

Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project SAOTA
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    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 + 27

Houses  · 
Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project SALT Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    319.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

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

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