Staying True To The Essential

The strong design signature of Michael Lumby of L+L Architects.

A Voyage Of Discovery

A Journey with the Architects of the World provides a unique and inside perspective on the architectural profession across the world.

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The SAIA Award Winners

Introducing the four most recent winners of the SAIA Awards.

Image: House at 146 Waterkant Street, Cape Town - Photographer ©Ben Johnson

Complex Simplex

The small and simple-looking house at 146 Waterkant Street, Cape Town is surprisingly complex in its detailing.

Image: House Paarman Treehouse ©Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design

Branching Out

Different materials and traditional and modern techniques were carefully combined for optimal effect in House Paarman Treehouse.

Issues Relating To University Planning And Design

While this article is inspired by the work of the association of Louw and Dewar on four major educational institutions in South Africa, it is part of a series which intends to generate broader discussion on the topic.

A Volatile Year

The curtain came down on a very volatile year on all fronts.

EPA On Exhibit

A review of the 29th Sophia Gray Memorial Lecture Exhibition.

Open Letter To Students Of Colour

I am writing to you, from a place of empathy, because of a deep concern for you and the future of our discipline.


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Arch SA

Arch SA Architecture South Africa was established more than 30 years ago as the official journal of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA). The publication offers insightful and well illustrated editorial written by a panel of architects appointed by the SAIA. The focus is on recently completed projects and the development of South African… Read more »

Of Land And Legacy

Remembering the late Professor Emeritus Gilbert Herbert, an architect whose award-winning creative and academic output spanned decades and continents.

Dreaming Big

A review of an authoritative book on the 27th Sophia Gray Memorial Lecture, and a call for a fuller record of the occasion and its surrounding events.