#Episode07​​: How buildings can support their urban contexts (PART 2)

#Episode 07: How buildings can support their urban contexts (PART 2) How can we design buildings that are not just self-serving, but they contribute to the cultural life of their urban surroundings? Wa have started this conversation a while ago, and today we have more insights to share! WATCH PART 1 HERE “Architecture that matters” […]

ATM: meet Francis Kéré

#Architecture that matters: meet Francis Kéré ‘Architecture that matters’ is spreading the wings! Many people are thinking and creating meaningful architecture. All over the world, we can find professionals committed to humanity and to improve the quality of life for many others. And we also wanna share what and who inspires us 🙂 Today, meet […]

#Episode06​​: How buildings can support their urban contexts (PART 1)

#Episode 06: How buildings can support their urban contexts (PART 1) How can we design buildings that are not just self-serving, but they contribute to the cultural life of their urban surroundings? “Architecture that matters” is a series of relaxed conversations that aims to shed light on the subtleties of this universe. We love to […]

#Episode05​​​: Architecture style is not sourced from the past

#Episode 05: Architecture style is not sourced from the past Has our legacy from the past changed radically? Does it improve the architecture? Time has moved on. And architecture should have moved on as well. “Architecture that matters” is a series of relaxed conversations that aims to shed light on the subtleties of this universe. […]

#Episode 04: Architecture & Nature

#Episode 04: Architecture & Nature How does your architecture relate to nature? How does nature relate to your architecture? Is it possible that we can design as nature designs? Let’s talk about these questions and more! “Architecture that matters” is a series of relaxed conversations that aims to shed light on the subtleties of this […]

#Episode 03: Form follows function is a myth

#Episode 03: Form follows function is a myth If function was the only design criteria in nature, we wouldn’t have variety. Would you agree? “Architecture that matters” is a series of relaxed conversations that aims to shed light on the subtleties of this universe. We love to talk about curves, straight going into curves, the […]

#Episode02: Beauty and Architecture

#Episode 02: Beauty and Architecture What does beauty really give us in architecture? What does ugliness take away from us? How do you bring beauty into your designs? “Architecture that matters” is a series of relaxed conversations that aims to shed light on the subtleties of this universe. We love to talk about curves, straight […]

#Episode 01: How to encourage your clients to include curves in their projects?

#Episode 01: How to encourage your clients to include curves in their projects? “Architecture that matters” is a series of relaxed conversations that aims to shed light on the subtleties of this universe. We love to talk about curves, straight going into curves, the relationship in between forms and feelings and so on… In this […]

Unearthing the Future

NATURE’S CANVAS The pristine proteas and fynbos countryside surrounded Allan and me as we waited for the bulldozer. We were sitting on one of the rolling foothills just below the cliffs of the Langerberg mountains, about 100km inland from the bottom of Africa. The plants and insect life, the plethora of colours and textures were […]

Ruled by Lines

Focussing on external aspects of buildings- whether the walls are straight or curved, for example – completely overlooks something fundamental, namely, how the flatness or curvedness of forms affects our inner disposition as human beings. If we are going to explore how architecture affects us it’s useful at the outset to distinguish between our awareness of the creative […]