A unique look inside 30 of Cape Town’s most notable buildings. If you have ever wondered what lies behind an interesting facade, or wished you could peek behind a closed door, Hidden Cape Town is the book for you.
Contemporary Design Methods in Architecture is a comprehensive compilation of work samples and ideas on design and gestalt, illustrations and graphic configurations, textures and structures, as well as form and spatial development.
Johannesburg Transition: Architecture and Society From 1950 is a follow on to Clive Chipkin’s first, highly-successful and now out-of-print book, Johannesburg Style: Architecture and Society 1880s-1960s.
In this landmark photographic book Patrick de Mervelec takes us through the old CBD of Johannesburg, the heart and soul of the city, with a selection of over 150 images accompanied by texts by architect and acclaimed author, Clive Chipkin. The introductions have been contributed by architect Fanuel Motsepe and urban consultant Neil Fraser, author of the celebrated column, Citichat.
Johannesburg, die enigste stad ter wereld wat op goud gebou is, het in 1986 honderd jaar geword. Heirdie boek gedenk die geleentheid. Al die groot persoonlikhede en gebeurtenisse wat bygedra het om die geskiedenis van die Goudstad te rig, al die seges en terugslae, word in woord en beeld in herinnering geroep.
Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis is a pioneering effort to insert South Africa’s largest city into urban theory, on its own terms. Johannesburg is Africa’s premier metropolis. Yet theories of urbanization have cast it as an emblem of irresolvable crisis, the spatial embodiment of unequal economic relations and segregationist policies, and a city that responds to but does not contribute to modernity on the global scale.
These marvelous paper constructions allow us to appreciate in new ways the artist’s impossible geometry and his themes of infinity and paradox. The book also features quotes from Escher on the original pieces of art as well as reproductions of a number of his other works.
Working in architecture is characterised by participating in may processes: from planning to construction, from dream to reality from work to play. Throughout the process many things can influence and shape the intended goal. MAK Architects understand ‘process’ as fluid and open, their body of work cannot be defined as a monograph or a mere representation of process.
This is the most complete and beautiful study of the Chapel of the Rosary in Vence, near Nice in the South of France, considered one of the most important religious structures of the modern age and regarded by Henri Matisse himself as his great masterpiece.
Famed for his motto “less is more,” Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) was one of the founding fathers of modern architecture and a hotly-debated tastemaker of twentieth-century aesthetics and urban experience.
With more than 280 entries, this architectural A-Z, now part of our Bibliotheca Universalis series, offers an indispensable overview of the key players in the creation of modern space. From the period spanning the 19th to the 21st century, pioneering architects are featured with a portrait, concise biography, as well as a description of her or his important work.
Movement Cape Town provides insights by top urban researchers, academics, designers, artists and activists who are creating, shaping and observing the movements that have made Cape Town the city it is today.
Space is at a premium in growing cities. In the countryside, we want to preserve nature and the landscape. In impoverished parts of the world, the necessity for sustainable and economical shelter is stronger than ever. Lifestyles and daily routines are also changing