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Defining a relevant architecture in South Africa

Medium: journal article
Language(s): English
Published in: arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, , n. 1, v. 4
Page(s): 67-80
DOI: 10.1017/s1359135500002438

Architecture in South Africa is at a crossroads. After years of repression and isolation during which contemporary architecture lost its way, there is now a desperate need for architects to respond to the social and cultural challenges of a society riven by massive material contrasts. Within architecture schools, a student body more representative of society than hitherto is engaged in projects which reflect the very diverse needs of the community. Central to the effectiveness of such teaching programmes is the presence of teachers fully engaged in practice, creating a responsible architecture for a renewed nation.

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