In Blog we Trust

Liam Mooney, Cape Town furniture designer one of the founders of the Whatiftheworld / Design Studio, has his say. I’m an avid reader of design blogs. In fact, checking the handful of blogs that I read daily is one of the first things I do when I switch on my computer in the mornings. There […]

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Can design help the economic crisis?

Professor Des Laubscher, CEO of the Greenside Design Center has his say. It is said that a recession is good for design because it stimulates true originality and innovation. How can design be leveraged to help overcome the current economic crisis? I don’t think we realise as designers the power of design thinking and how […]

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Women and architecture

Professor Bert Olivier from the Centre for Advanced Studies at the University of Port Elizabeth, has his say. The question of ‘women and architecture’ may be approached from different perspectives. One could, for example, catalogue in an encyclopaedic manner some of the contributions that women have made to the discipline worldwide, or here in South […]

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Tuscan architecture is good

Bill Watts, retired architect and writer has his say. Okay, now that I have your attention, let me explain. The blight on the face of South African architecture in the ‘noughties’ has to be the widespread adoption of Tuscan architecture. It has encroached on the suburbs like the Parktown Prawn in built form, and like […]

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DesignHub winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 DesignHub Respond/Renew/Revitalise student architecture competition, which were announced at the Saint-Gobain Construction Products’ Samrand Innovation Station recently. The 2010 competition built on the successes of the previous four competitions, and revealed the depth of architectural talent at the country’s leading universities as students responded to the challenge of […]

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