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Event location: 71 Hout Street, Cape Town

Event date and time: 27/04/2016 09:32:34


The work of the first year students between 2013 and 2015 is on exhibition at the Pop Up Architect Exhibition venue at 71 Hout Street Cape Town. The Exhbition is open from 31 March to 28 April 2016.

The first year students of the School of Architecture of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University have been invited by the Cape Institute for Architecture to exhibit their work at THE ARCHITECT POP UP GALLERY from the 31st of March to the 28th of April at 71 Hout Street, Cape Town.
The exhibition entitled PALLADIO AND THE MODERN shows the first two projects of the first year students just arrived from school with little experience in architectural drawings and building architectural models. Their dedicated commitment to the task given, 288 drawings and 144 models in total 432 exhibition pieces, forms part of a three year research program of 2013, 2014 and 2015 in architectural composition given by the Senior Lecturer Architect Ernst Struwig with Arch. Dr. Magda Minguzzi, Arch. Jean-Pierre Basson.
The 36 Ideal Villas from the Second Book of the Four Books of Architecture of the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (1508 – 1580) introduce a dialogue with the 36 houses of International and National architects from the 20th and 21st century, on exhibition, in their reciprocal themes of exploration of the language of architecture.
This exhibition is the first moment of rest in Cape Town of a traveling exhibition foreseen to visit the School of Architecture in Bloemfontein during the annual Free State Festival from the 20th to 25th of June and Johannesburg during the annual Architecture Students Congress at Wits from 31st of August to the 3rd of September.
The School of Architecture of the NMMU would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity for making this exhibition possible: CIFA, NMMU TRUST, PPC CEMENT Ltd, MARTIN & EAST (Pty) Ltd, BOOGERTMAN + PARTNERS ARCHITECTS, PIET LOUW ARCHITECTS, LOUWS SHOPFITTERS and THE TILE HOUSE, Cape Town.
The School of Architecture of the NMMU is looking for funding to continue the exhibition to its future destinations foreseen. Sponsorship to achieve this goal will be more than welcome and acknowledged in the posters and publicity of the exhibitions. It is the first exhibition of its kind of this scale, over 400 exhibition pieces, in South Africa of first year architecture students work.