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CIfA 2017 Commendation: Waterway House – dhk

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Waterway House demonstrates how a building can make a subtle yet meaningful contribution to its urban setting. This building ably reinforces the urban design framework of the Canal District of the V&A Waterfront by providing a well-scaled street edge and suitable overall massing, while framing a view by way of a corridor towards Signal Hill. […]

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CIfA 2017 Commendation: St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children, Montana, Cape Town – CCNI Architects

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Considerable care and effort has gone into transforming wards, consultation spaces and courtyards of the existing facility, built in the 1950s by the Pallotine Sisters to provide care to children. Today it offers step down care to 150 children from vulnerable communities. Wards have been enlivened by adaptations of the roof structure to bring in […]

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CIfA 2017 Award for Architecture: Bosjes Chapel, Breedevallei – Steyn Studio in collaboration with TV3 Architects & Town Planners

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The Bosjes Chapel is a bold architectural statement in the context of South Africa’s agricultural landscape. Unburdened by vernacular overtones or historic references, without attempting to disappear into the landscape, it still sits comfortably within this fairly unknown valley outside Worcester. Its elegant sculptural form, crisp edges, and sense of weightlessness belies a fairly simple […]

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CIfA 2017 Award for Architecture: Floating Dune House, Sedgefield – Slee & Co Architects

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‘Striking simplicity’ best describes the Floating Dune House, which hunkers low atop a massive coastal dune in Sedgefield. It is raised to sit above the dune to maximise views while preserving as much of the surrounding vegetation as possible. A long linear roof is bisected by a sharp, angular entrance bridge and wall. Poetic in […]

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CIfA 2017 Award for Architecture: House Burnett Prinsloo, Bishopscourt – Robert De Jager Architect

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If the architect version of Goldilocks were to skip along the forested banks of the Liesbeek River and come across this home, she would declare it “just right”. House Burnett Prinsloo is a compact, elegant house comprising two distinct yet connected pavilions with an enigmatic street interface allowing glimpses through to a tumbling riverfront garden. […]

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CIfA 2017 Award for Architecture: New Residence:191 Kloof Road, Clifton – Malan Vorster Architecture, Interior Design

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The client specifically wanted the building not to be super modern. All spaces open to terraces and courtyards that support indoor/outdoor experiences that capture the changing qualities of light and seasons. An honest use of well detailed materials celebrates the qualities of stone, steel, timber, fine concrete, and a limited palette of finishes. A compact […]

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CIfA 2017 Award for Architecture: New Residence:151 Main Road, Constantia – Malan Vorster Architecture, Interior Design

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“A bearable lightness of being” A pavilion may be described as habitable folly, an annex of space or spaces, often dedicated to pleasure in a discernible landscape condition. In that sense, pleasure may be manifest in the nature of the architecture of the pavilion, the juxtaposition to itself, the setting or its uses, or in […]

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CIfA 2017 Award for Architecture: 3-in-1 House, De Waterkant, Cape Town – L&L Architects

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“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland The post War suburban experiment has had a dramatic impact on urban form, the livability and performance of many cities. South Africa’s peculiar sub-urbanism and its mainstream popularity has created limited spaces of experimentation for compact urbanism and […]

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CIfA 2017 Award for Architecture: Community Residential Units, Langa – Architects Associated

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The precinct comprises 463 two-bedroom units of 40 square meters each, in three or four storey buildings and one five storey building, thereby achieving a density of 230 units per hectare. Its realisation was enabled through the Community Residential Units funding model, which aims to provide public rental housing stock for households earning between R800 […]

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CIfA 2017 Award for Architecture: Louwville High School, Vredenburg – 2-AD Space Architects Inc.

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 “A seat of learning” Few architectural typologies are as embattled as that of the “school” in contemporary South Africa. In a valid desire to create equitable access to education infrastructure, various state metrics which seek to homogenize the “school”, have been employed by others with questionable success since place-making for learning often transcends universal cost-based […]

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Architects take on ‘bully’ council

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Mail & Guardian June 2-8 2017 https://mg.co.za/article/2017-06-02-00-architects-take-on-bully-council  

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SAIA/CIfA Stakeholder Engagement Report

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On 22 February 2017, the SAIA initiated stakeholder engagement between SAIA/CIfA members and key stakeholders in the built environment took place at the Cape Town Lodge Conference Centre in Buitengracht Street Cape Town. Attendees included a Ward Councillor, Mayoral Committee members, the South African Association of Consulting Professional Planners (SAACPP), the Master Builders Association and […]

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Professions & Projects Register

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The latest Professions & Projects Register can bew viewed here: http://www.profreg.co.za/  

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SACAP Annual Update of Professional Fees Guideline and Framework – PUBLIC COMMENT ONLY

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SACAP ADVISES THAT THE ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL FEES GUIDELINE AND FRAMEWORK INCLUDING GUIDELINES FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES IS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ONLY and NOT FOR IMPLEMENTATION….an ERRATUM Board Notice WILL BE PUBLISHED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR COMMENT WHICH IS 30 APRIL 2014 SACAP hereby requests public comment for the Annual Professional Fees Guideline and Framework […]

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First Thursdays At The Cape Institute for Architecture

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Students from the University of Cape Town and Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Departments of Architecture will be showcasing their projects as part of the last First Thursdays of 2014. Come and join us as we take a look at the work of our future architects at 71 Hout Street.   Ends_

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