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Leon Conradie

Crofton & Benjamin Architects

PRESENTED ON FEB 23, 2012
IN DURBAN @ VOL 7

Leon Conradie is an experienced architectural academic, who is doing his Masters Research on "The Work of Crofton & Benjamin Architects: 1955 -1964." Crofton & Benjamin Architects were prolific in the 50s and 60s on beachfront developments, and have designed many iconic Durban buildings, each with an Art Deco style. In his presentation, Leon gives us a tour of these buildings, and points out their unique quirks. (in English)

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Green Buildings

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE ON MAY 15, 2013

Presented as part of a themed's special event that revolved around the color "green," Klein Dytham architecture's Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham share some of their favorite green buildings -- and by this, we mean buildings colored green!

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Serrano + Baquero Arquitectos

BY JUAN ANTONIO SERRANO
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 23, 2013

Juan Antonio Serrano and Paloma Baquero talk about their architecture projects. They share with us their experiences,  thinking on and reflecting their past projects in the field with their company, Serrano+Baquero Arquitectos. (In Spanish)

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Learning from the Paper Architects of Moscow

BY ROSS ANDERSON
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 24, 2016

Ross Anderson shares his journey to explore the Paper Architects of Moscow.

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Books and Buildings

BY FELICITY BRISTOW
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

Felicity Bristow talks to us about her love for drawing, architecture and books.

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Creative Re-use of Historic and Industrial Buildings

BY SIMON DEVLIN
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

"There are some really unusual historic buildings out there that have been developed into quite interesting buildings."

Architect Simon Devlin talks about some of the more unusual historic buildings in the UK that have been converted and redeveloped for re-use in clever and profound ways that improve culture whilst retaining their iconic status and historical value.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 6th, 2017. 

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The Architecture of Entitlement

BY EMMA FULLER
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

In a whirlwind PechaKucha presentation, architect Emma Fuller discusses a history of language and the city plan - how entitlement has created a new architectural tool for the powerful to dismantle the collective and empower the singular. See examples from Mussolini to Trump in this 20x20 !

Emma Fuller is an associate with Diane Lewis Architect PC and teaches architectural history and theory at Pratt Institute. She received her degree from the Cooper Union. Her work addresses architecture as art and memory. This is expanded upon in published essays, exhibitions and architectural projects including the "Richmond as a Work of Art" series, the IPA fellowship, the Green Ward and Michelangelo-La Tourette papers, and the Nebo House.

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An obsession with arts, hearts & buildings

BY ANDREA COCKERTON
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 06, 2018

Andrea Cockerton believes people are capable of more than they think. Buildings can be differently beautiful when used unexpectedly. Colliding these together through the arts is what drives her.

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Telling Architecture (the Hidden Stories of Buildings)

BY ABIGAIL HURST
@ VOL 39 ON APR 27, 2019

Writer and Registered Architect Abigail Hurst founded her own local practice in 2018, Tell Architecture Ltd, in order to combine her architectural education and training with her passion for writing. Abigail aims to design buildings that tell stories and write stories that Tell Architecture to help people comprehend, discover and connect to spaces, buildings, and cities. Abigail will relate a series of buildings personal to her, and the stories of how they have shaped her life. This journey will lead you to her practice today, and a proposal for a fresh way of telling the hidden stories of architecture, through the intersection of two disciplines: drawing and writing, to bring meaning and richness to our lives.

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Parametric pavillion in Shengavit

BY AREK KESHISHIAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

Arek Keshishian will present the most interesting developments around this experimental pavilion during the upcoming Night!