The growing number of extravagant homes built along South Africa's coastlines brings ethics – as well as aesthetics – into question.
Architecture, design, innovation and toilets swirled together in separate international initiatives in Durban and Cape Town.
Sean O' Toole caught up with award-winning Japanese architect Toyo Ito at the world congress of the International Union of Architects in Durban.
Presentations on earthquake readiness and slum settlement solutions at a global architecture congress have highlighted contributions to human dignity.
The alarm has been raised at a congress for architects over stats revealing that only 24% of built environment professionals are black and 9% female.
Design24 has launched a competition for designers to reimagine the Sanlam Centre in Cape Town, once the tallest building in Africa.
The ingenious use of architecture and structural design has created a "boomslang" walkway in Cape Town's Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.
The continent's cities are built very differently to those in Europe, and a new book dedicates ?itself to these singular settlements.
From the outside, Standard Bank's new building exemplifies the worst that architecture has to offer, but the inside is another story.
We went on a walkabout of Standard Bank's new Jo'burg office to answer that question and bumped into featured artist Marco Cianfanelli.
Chipkin's work remains seminal, even considering the growing literature on the history of 20th-century South African architecture and urban planning.
Photographer Patrick de Mervelec’s new book is a quest to reveal his adopted city of Johannesburg in a positive light to its own inhabitants.
A university study has highlighted the challenges facing the urban poor - and proposed ways to make the best of all they are likely to get.
The Cape Town theatre's grand plans might just be an unrealistic dream.
A famous landmark has taken on a new lease on life since being returned to the family whose patriarch built it.
If architects saw cities as part of the 'self' they would create places that are kind to their inhabitants, writes Lisa Johnston.
Eamon Allan takes a walk through Jo'burg suburbia with Flo Bird, heritage champion of the great north.
It is not surprising that so many Capetonians were distraught about the collapse of the Athlone Power Station's two cooling towers in 2010.
The Wits Art Museum collection is as vast and complex as the building, which incorporates a former petrol station and car dealership.