The cream of the crop: the 20 shortlisted projects for the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards
Light shed on Zulu queen’s burial site 10:41 03/10/2010 An Umlazi pensioner may have shed light on the final resting place of King Goodwill Zwelithini’s mother, Queen Thomo Jezangani Ndwandwe, who was buried secretly in Durban in the late 1950s. Makhosegazi Simelane-Buthelezi this week took City Press and the monarch’s representative, Prince Zeblon Zulu, to […]
Commercial development damages Heritage Building – news article by R.Moodley – Crit News Heritage for heritage sake often results in static environments that serve the name rather than the people of a city. Heritage for people’s sake has much more dynamic and profound results. Like many old buildings, 849 Chris Hani Road in Red Hill tells layered stories […]
Durban Rivertown (earthworks magazine issue 36 February-March […]
Rivertown,Beer Hall,Milne Drain Development Project by the Architecture Department,eThekwini Municipality and Choromanski Architects The city of Durban was originally a mangrove wetland and an adjacent secondary dune of the Durban Beach. Two Vleis, namely the eastern and western dominated the landscape, thereby restricting city settlement. The Milne Drain together with other drains that still exist, serve […]
Project by the Architecture Department,eThekwini Municipality and Choromanski Architects Black Africans came to settle in Cato Manor during the 1920s, and rented land from Indian market gardeners who occupied the area since the early 20th century, as the apartheid system restricted settlement in the city. Cato Manor covers a geographical area of approximately 1800 hectares […]
Zaha Hadid, a gutsy architect who skipped the class on mediocrity and conformity. Woman Winner Artist Architect Designer Dominatrix Sensual Shocker Form and inspiration Deconstructed boundaries Zaha Hadid Eternal Works RIP.
Rodney Choromanski wrote this article describing creative influences.
In 2013 I participated in ‘Conversations on Architecture.’ It’s always a privilege listening to ideas shared by my peers and to contribute to building the collateral around South African architecture. Distinguished international speakers from as far afield as UK, Germany and Paraguay together with our local architectural prodigies will be probing important matters pertaining […]