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Young SA architects shine in Venice
Five of South Africa’s talented young architects are currently showing their projects at the Young Architects in Africa exhibition, part of the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale that runs until 30 August.

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Point of view
Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard has become a showcase for the distinctive designs of Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects. One of the stalwarts of their portfolio is 1815 Head Road.

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Ready, steady, go green!
It’s World Environment Day today and we’re tuning into the eco-friendly vibes of Cape Town’s Ngewana family who were selected by the Green Building Council of South Africa to be retrofitted for the My Green Home Challenge.

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Steely snake
In time for World Environment Day on 5 June, as well as being an official World Design Capital 2014 project, Kirstenbosch’s highly anticipated “Boomslang” walkway has opened and, well… Just go!

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A colourful canvas
This Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired family home in Cape Town brims with a contemporary art collection that tells the story of the owners’ passion for beautiful things.

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SEED libraries for the win
Professing a kind of "Band-Aid architecture", the innovative Architects of Justice have devised the SEED library, a low-cost literacy and community-building solution that can be completely flatpacked.

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This is the house that Xoma wanted
Inspired by our Greenovation issue, we visited the Light House low-cost housing solution in Hout Bay and a thought-provoking conversation about how co-design can help shift the traditional role of saviour and victim in the rollout of housing ensued.

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Big sky country
For architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the breathtaking backdrop of the Lowveld’s Garden of Eden made designing this contemporary farmhouse a study in space, simplicity and sophistication.

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