FA HOUSES: OUTSIDE-IN
A house is a personal thing and should fit a family perfectly. Whether it’s a silicon valley home that weaves nature and technology into a warm, modern design, or a Napa Valley home that sits amongst the vineyards and draws inspiration from the working barns that are so much a part of the history of the region – you’ll see natural light washing over tactile materials, and large windows and doors that slide and open to create a sense of simple luxury while letting the feeling of the site into the house. fA Houses: Outside-In is a collection of recently completed houses that draw inspiration from their site and weave their natural surroundings into the house.
Designing Ubuntu reveals the design and philosophy behind the award winning Ubuntu Centre, and the role of architecture in the transformation of a South African township. The book unveils the inspiring, challenging, and fascinating development of a “Township Architecture”.
When the building was complete and Hugh Masekela gave his unforgettable performance at the opening, we felt like we had to find a way to somehow share the magic beyond the streets of Zwide. And so the idea for Designing Ubuntu was born – we decided to write a book about what Bulali, one of the Ubuntu scholars, called, “a building that speaks”. The book opens up our sketchbooks, and shares the conversations, insights, realizations, and dreams that shaped the Ubuntu Centre.