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Reynard Smit

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Often plastered over and hidden in most contemporary architecture, the red brick can often be overlooked and overshadowed by slicker materials. There are a few that take a more honest approach to the materiality of their buildings and have...
We are all constantly exposed to images. When it comes to blogs and Instagram accounts, we are bombarded by carefully curated imagery that represent idealized versions of everything from holidays to the daily lives and experiences of people you...
Our daily lives are informed by our physical environment – every daily ritual and activity requires a backdrop, a composition of spaces and elements within - and around in which you do absolutely everything. Our homes are designed and arranged...
Yip, most of us have our range of grey swatches memorized and marked off in the office because apparently the use of any bright colour in contemporary South African architecture is still a taboo subject. There is a general...
The influx of Tuscan houses during the 90’s radically changed the face of suburbia in the Northern parts of South Africa. For some, it has become the personification of bad taste and an ongoing reference to an architectural trend...