In this video we showcase a new multipurpose agricultural barn, known as the Power Barn, which has an array of solar PV panels on its roof, was recently built on a smallholding in Noordhoek, and is a reflection of the client’s passion for holistic sustainable living. The building was designed by architect Mark Thomas.
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa will open to the public on 22 September 2017. The museum’s new home is a refurbished grain silo (built in 1921) at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.
A visit to the National English Literary Museum in Grahamstown. This 5 Star GBCSA Green Star SA rated building marries beautiful dynamic architecture with exemplary sustainability initiatives.
Read the full feature in issue 39, August-September 2017, of earthworks magazine.
An “inside” tour of the Silo District at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront and the No.5 Silo building with development manager Mark Noble. This building achieved a significant GBCSA 6 Star Green Star SA Design rating and recently won a SAPOA award.
In November 2016, digital creatives from the Western Cape were challenged to use a user-centred design process to propose a serious game design that allows people to think innovatively, reimagining their communities for greater prosperity & economic opportunity. Earthworks attended the Serious About Games competition final held on 4 April 2017.
earthworks magazine visits Braamfontein in Johannesburg and speaks to Thomas Chapman from Local Studio about the prospect of pedestrianising Juta Street. Read more.
A visit to Delft Early Childhood Development Centre reveals the hybrid of recycled and natural materials that were used to construct the building.