Research Articles (Architecture)

Research Articles (Architecture)

 

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  • Fisher, Roger C. (South African Institute of Architects, 2014-11)
    It sounds as if it should be Shakespeare, but these lines are in fact taken from Marmion, an epic Scottish poem by Walter Scott about the Battle of Flodden Field (1513), published in 1808. And it was written at around ...
  • Fisher, Roger C. (South African Institute of Architects, 2014-03)
    The practice of architecture, much as the human mind itself, would seem to occupy two domains, that of the rational and that of the romantic. The fact of the matter is not that there is a dualism or dichotomy, ...
  • Swart, Johan (South African Institute of Architects, 2015-11)
    Should practical ‘making’-experience form a part of architectural curriculum? A recent collaborative workshop hosted by University of Pretoria’s Architecture Department and RAW Studios gave lecturer Johan Swart pause ...
  • Fisher, Roger C. (South African Institute of Architects, 2015-01)
    Was it scientific biographer Abraham Pais who wrote, ‘If Einstein had stopped doing physics in the year 1925 and had gone fishing, he would be just as beloved, just as great. It would not have made a damn bit of ...
  • Fisher, Roger C. (South African Institute of Architects, 2015-05)
    WITH THIS ISSUE of Architecture South Africa, we take leave of Julian Cooke as editor of both the magazine and the journal of the South African Institute of Architects. Julian Cooke’s first stint commenced with the ...
  • Fisher, Roger C. (South African Institute of Architects, 2014-03)
    They came in their thousands to pay homage, with many eventually being turned away. As Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918–2013) lay in state, the significance and meaning of the Union Buildings seemed yet again to ...
  • Barker, A.A.J. (Arthur Adrian Johnson) (South African Institute of Architects, 2016-01)
    On 4 November 2015, I opened Gabriël (Gawie) Fagan’s 90th birthday exhibition1 at the CifA offices. It was a tribute to his architectural production and time as a seminal SA architect.
  • Fisher, Roger C. (South African Institute of Architects, 2015-11)
    According to a position paper accepted by the Research Committee of the Royal Institute of British Architects and presented by Jeremy Till, several enduring myths about architecture and research perpetuate an ever-widening ...
  • Fisher, Roger C. (South African Institute of Architects, 2014-05)
    While most architects are not only catholic in taste, they are also often artistic in temperament and multitalented. Most are schooled in the representation of buildings, a few turn this into high art – the art ...
  • Fisher, Roger C. (South African Institute of Architects, 2014-09)
    I was recently asked to write a postlude of Carla Crafford’s (née Hartman) forthcoming limited edition retrospective monograph. That got me thinking about the role of photography in architecture.
  • Fisher, Roger C. (South African Institute of Architects, 2014-07)
    It is well known that architects need patrons, otherwise they would have no commissions. However, many a successful architect has in turn become a patron to his own profession, either in his lifetime or through ...
  • Clarke, Nicholas J. (South African Institute of Architects, 2015-09)
    The semi-arid hinterland of South Africa has time and again seen budding cities rise and disappear into dust. Nicholas Clarke investigates the demise of a few examples.
  • Botes, Nico (South African Institute of Architects, 2015-11)
    T his article highlights the general lack of awareness of the design professions in the built environment – even among prospective students of architecture – and investigates opportunities to address this shortcoming, ...
  • Barker, A.A.J. (Arthur Adrian Johnson) (South African Institute of Architects, 2015-07)
    HOUSE ROOKE at Monaghan Farm, located near Lanseria in Gauteng, is an architectural endeavour by client and architect that extends regional architectural traditions. In a time of architectural blight, aesthetic confusion ...
  • Barker, A.A.J. (Arthur Adrian Johnson) (South African Institute of Architects, 2015-03)
    ‘A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS,’ or so the saying goes. The inheritances of this phrase are attributed to a number of sources, including an ancient Chinese proverb, Napoleon Bonaparte (who remarked that ‘a ...
  • Vosloo, P.T. (Pieter Tobias) (South African Institute of Architects, 2016-07)
    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the differences between, and the importance and benefits of, green façades and living walls – both commonly referred to as ‘green’ walls in urban areas. The paper briefly ...
  • Barker, A.A.J. (Arthur Adrian Johnson) (South African Institute of Architects, 2016-07)
    Innovation in architectural form is, unfortunately, rare these days as many designers unconsciously resort to the use of fashionable clichés or international precedent. It is refreshing, therefore, to come across uniqueness ...
  • Peres, Edna (South African Institute of Architects, 2016-09)
    This paper explores Derick de Bruyn’s most recent project, house_derick. It tracks the architectural influences that inform his particular design approach to residential architecture, using his own home as the explanatory ...
  • Prinsloo, Johan Nel (Routledge, 2015-10)
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