Enrico Daffonchio is an Italian architect based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and active in Africa and Europe. The firm’s work ranges from product design to entire precinct developments; from luxury homes to sustainable housing in Africa’s booming cities. The architectural approach is strongly rooted in Daffonchio’s formative years in northern Italy, where classical architecture coexists […]
Formal qualifications include: Architecture (BaS – Wits), Project Management (Unisa), Business Administration (MBA– GIBS), Economics and Public Finance (Unisa) and Property Investment (Wits). Currently completing a Masters in Urban Studies. Began public service experience in 2005 as a project consultant in the City of Joburg’s economic development unit or EDU. From there I moved to […]
Upon graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996 Briget Grosskopff was awarded the Farrow Laing prize for Professional Practice. Over her career at GLH Briget has been involved in a number of projects of various types, ranging from corporate to private including ABSA Towers West which received the first 5 star as built […]
NEIGHBOURGOODS NIGHT MARKET FIRST THURSDAYS REIMAGINED Visit Facebook event page Date: Thursday, 1 September 2016 Venue: Neighbourgoods Market, 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein Time: 19h00 – 00h00 Entrance: Market FREE, Upstairs Entertainment R50 // All ages welcome. After a winter hiatus, this September the Neighbourgoods Night Market will re-open on the 1st. Not only did we […]
Horner in partnership with Andrew Makin and Janina Masojada, of designworkshop:sa in 2006. designworkshop:sa is a Durban based, but nationally practicing architecture practice that is focused on a achieving a high level of contemporary design, relevant to the time, place and culture of the project location. The office has approximately 15 staff, and is located […]
AZA is proud to host an array of exhibitions which consider new work at various scales from the design of new universities and urban design schemes to small-scale objects. Browse through these exhibitions in the Oppenheimer Life Sciences building, John Moffat lobby and at the AZA HUB on Stiemens Street, Braamfontein in the breakaway sessions or at […]
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AZA16 keeps things fresh and ‘fringe’ with a series of presentations by a selection of student competition winners and top recent Wits MArch graduates. Wits MArch Achievers Sarah de Villiers Sarah recently graduated from the Wits University, her thesis winning the regional Corobrik of the Year award for 2014. Following graduation, she co-founded the experimental […]
Fees and Costs – Strategies to win work and run a better practice Simmy Peerutin, Simon Berry & Ian Alexander (11.00 – 12.30pm 1 Sept – slot starts with 15 min NHBRC presentation) In this facilitated discussion, Peerutin will engage with SACAP about future fees guidelines, fee calculation methods, and ways to improve measuring […]
Qualified as architect at the University of Pretoria in 1990. Worked in SA and Namibia before moving to Leipzig and Berlin for 5 years. Completed Master of Urban Design and Human Settlement in KU Leuven, 1997 before returning to SA. With Paul Wygers established Urban Solutions, before establish LHA+Ud in 2010. He is also senior […]
Pieter is the principle of multi-award winning firm ‘Mathews and Associates Architects’. An alumni of the University of Pretoria, he completed his practical training in London. He served as President of the Pretoria Institute for Architecture (2013-2014), regularly acts as external examiner at South African Architecture Schools and has published two successful books on architectural […]
Denver is a an academic at the Department of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg and a Director at Urbansoup Architects and Urban Designers. Denver is currently completing his fourth qualification: a masters of Urban Studies at WITS. His research focuses on the ethnography of public space production in South Africa. Links: website, twitter, instagram.
Krynauw Nel graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1989 having received several certificates of merit, particularly in his major subjects. He completed his first residential projects while still a student and spent a year travelling the Middle East, Europe and America. In 1987, he completed a practical […]
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Founder of PJC, Passive and Low Energy Design, Cape Town, Paul combines his mechanical engineering background, keen interest in design and his experience in the UK, Sweden and Chile to integrate advanced, cost effective and pragmatic concepts and methodologies to the South African context from building to master planning scale. Links: website.
Thomas Chapman is the founder and principal of the Architecture and Urban Design firm, Local Studio. He has Masters Degrees in both architecture and urban design and spent time working as a researcher in the fields of oral history and civic engagement before going into professional practice. Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
She is an architect and a scholar with experience in the field of public spaces, the right to the city and African urbanism. After working as Senior Lecturer in urban design at the University of Rwanda she joined Wits as a post-doc fellow working on public spaces in Africa. Links: Linkedin, twitter Lecture topic: Reporting […]
The Architectural Education Forum is a body of architectural educators who meet to share ideas, collaborate on research and to discuss current issues in architectural education, with a primary focus on Africa. It was founded at an architectural education symposium held by the School of Architecture and Planning (SoAP) of the University of the Witwatersrand […]