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Posts tagged 'South Africa'

Glass bricks and pink balconies: Two Five Five completes playful tower in Cape Town

The Uxolo project references postmodernism and South African textile design Words by Francesca Perry South Africa-based practice Two Five Five Architects has completed a playful

Architecture

8 Architectural projects in Cape Town you should know

Aside from its natural beauty, Cape Town – the base of Design Indaba – plays host to numerous interesting and unusual architectural projects. Cape Town

Buildings

Design Indaba conference 2017: ‘A huge range of talent, and the majority come up trumps’

This year’s event in Cape Town again successfully melded together design superstars with emerging practitioners, but its growing global reputation holds risks as well as

Review

African School for Excellence

Local Studio’s warehouse-like Johannesburg township school is an object lesson in revitalising the places that urbanisation has left behind Conversations about the future of cities

News

Highlights: Design Indaba

Acting, music and dance were all in the mix at a design conference in Cape Town that refuses to categorise and define the limits of

Review

Young South African designers

A new generation of designers is bringing a sense of community spirit to inner city Johannesburg, writes Cathy O’Clery November 2015 saw the opening of

Features

Hella Jongerius: “There’s too much shopping without any social or environmental consciousness”

The self-proclaimed “design pastor” denounced production “without any social or environmental consciousness” and called on designers to be more responsible at Design Indaba in Cape Town

News

Zeitz Museum by Thomas Heatherwick

The 1920s silo in Cape Town was once the tallest building in South Africa (images: Heatherwick Studio) Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to convert a

Features

Interview: Luyanda Mpahlwa

Luyanda Mpahlwa was one of the first black South Africans to study architecture, before spending five years in jail on Robben Island. His work eschews

Features

New South African design

An energetic new generation of South African designers is finding a global audience for the country’s local design scenes, from Cape Town’s Woodstock district to

Features

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

DesignKind explores the relationship between racial and climate justice

ROOI Design creates temporary structure using recyclable building components

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

ICON x RAK Ceramics

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

ICON x Bolon

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

DesignKind explores the relationship between racial and climate justice

ROOI Design creates temporary structure using recyclable building components

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

ICON x RAK Ceramics

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

ICON x Bolon

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality