Shaking the foundations: Time to change the structure of our cities

By Patrick McInerney, Christoph Malan, Catharine Atkins and Malika Walele – Co-Arc International Architects It’s easy to fall into the doom-and-gloom trap of how the current pandemic will forever change the face of cities and how the very foundations of urban planning and architecture will have to adapt to a new human reality. But rather than adopting a reactive stance when it comes to envisaging how cities might change, looking beyond Covid-19 why not focus on how cities should structurally change? Inequalities have become starkly apparent as a result of…

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Orthner, Orthner & Associates: Architects With Focus On A Greener Ghana

ARCHITECTURE Orthner, Orthner & Associates (OOA) is an Accra, Ghana-based leading provider of architectural services. The company prides itself in blending its African base and European origin to deliver futuristic, unique and green solutions to the rising housing market in Ghana. We had a discussion with the company’s directors, Martin and Rosemary Orthner and their teams. The demand for housing, be it for residential, office or commercial use, in Africa continues to be a major handicap to economic development for a number of African countries. Vibrant economic growth in the last…

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