Civic Symbols and Other Sacred Cows


Natal Students Win 1989 Des Baker Award

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Architect(s): Laura Hunt, Kenny Webster Location(s) Warwick Avenue, Squatters’ Market Keywords: residential life, hostile urban environment

Publications by the Natal School of Architecture

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Keywords: Clairwood Redevelopment, Indian settlement, Kwasanti. An upgrading proposal for St. Wendolins, urbanization, low-income

A Personal Review of the Durban Museum and Library Competition, 1989

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Architect(s): Uytenbogaardt, Rozendal Author(s) Douw van Zyl Keywords: South African architecture, second prize, assessor’s report

A Forest in a Fortress

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Architect(s): Silverman, Challenger CC, Carlo Scarpa, Castelvecchio, Foster Associates, Johnson Murray Architects Location(s) Johannesburg Keywords: city within a city, omnimax, Locomotive Plaza

Typology, Krier and Urban Process

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Architect(s): Francis Carter Location(s) Cape Town, Ulundi, Umabatho, Bisho, Chandigarh Keywords: Krier brothers, Centrum site

In A Sunken Garden

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Architect(s): Tyser and Pellegrini Location(s) Johannesburg, Victoria Road Keywords: Old Platform Building, Workshop Centre, conceptual solution, briefing document

Form plus Function?

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Architect(s): Franklin Garland Gibson and Partners Location(s) Durban, Victoria Street, Queen Street, Church Street, Central Park, Soldiers Way Keywords: Locomotive Plaza, Platform Building, amphitheatre, Architectural Association, Deconstructive fog

A Challenge to Perception?

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Architect(s): H C Dalle Vedove and Steiner, William Curtis, Hans Hollein, Koolhaas, Zenghelis, Gehry, Tschumi Location(s) Johannesburg Keywords: post-modern neoclassicism, genealogy, New Spirit, post-apartheid, ethnic revivalism

Africa Ahoy… At Last?

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Architect(s): AIA Architects, Maurice Dibb Associates, Roy Farren Location(s) Durban Keywords: Poseidon, Paestum, Cultural Plaza, Zulu, African thing