A Vision of the Past

One of the most exciting things about visiting a new city, whether you’re conscious of it or not, is the architecture. Buildings, especially great ones, tell a story about the people and the places they were built for. Whether it’s a sky-reaching Cathedral trying to get closer to God, or the Brutalist architecture of government institutions, buildings often hint at far more than the bricks and mortar that they’re made out of. So a compilation of drawings by second-year Natal School of Architecture students, […]

Taking Back the Streets!

UIAEarlier this month the City of Durban hosted the 25th International Union of Architects World Congress. The congress, entitled Architecture Otherwhere, saw our city come alive with people reclaiming the streets of Durban – areas of the CBD that people often avoid suddenly saw an influx of locals as city streets were covered with green turf and bright red benches. Rodney Harber, one of Durban’s most prominent architects, and a […]