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Gass Architecture Studios reveals Jewel City Design

Leading architecture firm GASS Architecture Studios has revealed their design for the R1.2bn redevelopment of the Jewel City precinct in Johannesburg’s CBD by Divercity Urban Property Fund Pty (Ltd).

New Books

Addis Ababa : a manifesto on African progress by Dirk Hebel:2018

This publication is centred around twelve manifesto points towards a people-centred urbanism and an architecture of belonging in times of rapid global urbanisation. Based on the authors' eleven year research experience, the book draws conclusions from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, as its case study. It contains essays on the historic development and the current housing situation of the city by local experts and numerous project examples. Addressing policy makers, architects and urban planners alike, the manifesto gives a series of clues and guidelines for a sustainable urbanisation of contemporary African metropolis.

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Conservation, restoration, and analysis of architectural and archaeological heritage Carlo Inglese, Alfonso Ippolito 2019 |

This book explores how the analysis, conservation, and restoration of architectural and archaeological can be understood as the result of a layered complexity of activities that only through a multidisciplinary approach can be productively investigated and enlightened. It also illustrates the latest and most advanced practices applied in the restoration and conservation of cultural architecture and heritage

Uncertain curature : in and out of the archive by Carolyn Hamilton, Pippa Skotnes 2014

Uncertain Curature is a book that begins with the image of a dead saint. It ends with the avowal that the archives of our past demand unsettling and imaginative responses if we are to give them a meaningful role in our present

Vertical urbanism : designing compact cities in China by Zhongjie Lin, JoseĢ Luis Gamez 2018

Framing the discourse of vertical urbanism -- Urban design and transformation of Chinese cities -- Compact city and eco-city -- Expanding pedagogical territory.

The future of architecture in 100 buildings Marc Kushner, Jennifer Krichels 2015

We're asking more of architecture than ever before; the response will define our future. A pavilion made from paper. A building that eats smog. An inflatable concert hall. A research lab that can walk through snow. We're entering a new age in architecture -- one where we expect our buildings to deliver far more than just shelter. We want buildings that inspire us while helping the environment; buildings that delight our senses while serving the needs of a community; buildings made possible both by new technology and repurposed materials. Like an architectural cabinet of wonders, this book collects the most innovative buildings of today and tomorrow. The buildings hail from all seven continents, offering a truly global perspective on what lies ahead.