Green Roofs – The sustainable way back to nature

These days, green roofs are being used as an oasis to the dense urban environment. The fast growth of urban settlements and the advancement of technology have widened the gap between human beings and nature. Green roofs are one of the pathways back to nature. A green roof is a roof in which its outer […]

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Forum Homini: An extraordinary mix of Architecture and Landscape

Exploring two architectural themes: the relationship between architecture and landscape; and the relationship between architecture and iconography, this 14 roomed boutique hotel by Activate Architects (Edward Paes-Brooks & Michael Magner) makes an important contribution to the architecture of the post apartheid period. Most of the building is submerged under concrete roofs covered in natural veld […]

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Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is located between Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania. The design follows the Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta style with elegantly layered banana leaf ceilings and cooling makhuti palm roofs. The Lodge is one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa. It has stunning views over what many regard as the […]

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Landscape Architecture- More than just Gardening

Landscape Architecture is an extraordinary blend of science and art, proposition and thought. The land is the canvas, the landscape design is the paint or drawing medium used on the canvas to create the composition and the Landscape Architect is the artist. Most people are yet to fully appreciate the practice as an important entity […]

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