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ICONIC LANDMARKS – ARE THEY THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE OR A DYING TREND?

ICONIC LANDMARKS – ARE THEY THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE OR A DYING TREND?

As architects, some of our most successful (or sometimes most unsuccessful) projects earn a reputation that outlasts even the life of the architect himself/herself. This success is in some degree an experiment asking the question – how will people react and interact with this architectural translation of an idea, now and in the future? How an architect answers this question is central to why any piece of architecture obtains relevance in summarizing a cultures belief system.

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DESIGNING NET ZERO BUILDINGS FOR AFRICA

DESIGNING NET ZERO BUILDINGS FOR AFRICA

Net Zero-rated buildings are set to become the minimum global standard of sustainable architecture over the next 20 years. This will largely be led by cities, encouraged by programs such as C40. Cities in Africa that are currently set to participate in this ambitious vision are Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Tshwane, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Lagos, Accra and Dakar.

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WHAT IS A SUSTAINABILITY ARCHITECT?

WHAT IS A SUSTAINABILITY ARCHITECT?

Architect, the word conjures up such professional sophistication, the “gentleman / gentlewoman” of the building industry. Yet now more than ever the profession faces increasing critique of its role in society. Based on their track record can Architect’s significantly and positively contribute to solving the spatial, social and environmental problems of the 21st century? 

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