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Architecture In South Africa

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Architecture In South Africa

Architecture in South Africa is characterized by its bold, modern forms and bright colors. Architects in South Africa create buildings that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing, blending traditional and contemporary elements. The use of locally sourced materials, such as stone and brick, and natural landscapes, are often featured in South African architecture, creating a unique and vibrant style. South African architects often consider the impact of their designs on the environment as well as the economic implications and work to create sustainable solutions for their clients. Aesthetically, South African architecture exhibits a variety of influences, from European and Middle Eastern to African and Indian. This combination of cultural influences and South African ingenuity has created a singular style of architecture.

Africa, South Africa, Design, Construction, Innovation, Sustainability.

Ji-Soo Park

Architecture In South Africa

Architecture in South Africa is steeped in the country's turbulent history. Indigenous African architects traditionally employed building materials such as thatch, mud and wood, research into which has led to modern, ecologically responsible designs. In the 20th century, a combination of traditional African and colonial styles mixed with modern influences led to a wide range of different architectural styles, which still inform contemporary South African architecture today.

African architecture, Cape Dutch, Arts and Crafts, Brutalism, contemporary, postmodern, sustainable, decolonization.

Lauren Moore

CITATION : "Lauren Moore. 'Architecture In South Africa.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on March 31, 2023)"

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