South African Buildings: New Architecture

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South African Buildings : Architecture

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post updated 1 October 2021

South Africa

Buildings in South Africa

e-architect selected what we feel are the key examples of South African Buildings.

We cover completed South African buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across South Africa. The focus is on contemporary South Africa buildings.

We have 2 pages of South Africa Building selections.

South African Architecture : news + key projects

South Africa Buildings : A-Z (this page)

South African Architecture

Architectural Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

House Mosi, Johannesburg
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
Contemporary House in Johannesburg South African Buildings
photo from architect firm
Contemporary House in Johannesburg – 15 Apr 2013
Another luxury contemporary South African house by this architecture practice: as a result of an impeccable renovation, the house is divided into public and private spaces. To enter the private areas of the home, one must cross a bridge above a new internal water feature which breaks the public and private spaces, separating the entrance hall and study from the private home.

La Lucia, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Design: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
La Lucia South African Buildings
photo : Karl Beath
Durban Holiday House – 9 Jun 2012
The brief called for a relaxed family holiday beach house on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The building has been sensitively designed to gently nestle between protected milkwood trees, in an area that has strict environmental controls. A sense of arrival is enhanced by an austere entrance flanked by two of the milkwood trees.

Vame, Pearl Bay, Yzerfontein
Design: SAOTA Architects
Pearl Bay House - South African Buildings
photo : SAOTA
South African Holiday Home – added 6 Apr 2012
The clients: a couple from New York building a holiday home in the Southern hemisphere for summer vacations. Aware of contemporary architectural trends, they requested a sculptured building with clean horizontal lines, large areas of glass and screens creating a space that is ‘open as well as private’. Their brief was a 2-bedroomed home with indoor / outdoor living spaces and a studio to be used in their photographic and film related occupations.

Nettleton, Cape Town
Design: SAOTA Architects
Clifton House - South African Buildings
photo : SAOTA & Adam Letch
South African House
This family home defines itself primarily by the way the principal living spaces at level two relate to the surrounding portions of site. This floor accommodates two generous living rooms, an open plan kitchen and triple volume dining room. Virtually all rooms open out to adjacent terraces or garden spaces, which allows the house to fully utilize the small property.

Mankgaile Primary School, Limpopo
Design: SAOTA Architects
Mankgaile School Building
photo : SAOTA
Mankgaile Primary School
Sponsored by PetroSA, this school commands the focal position in the village and replaces a very rudimentary set of dilapidated buildings. The main entrance is placed at the end of a linear spine which arranges the central public square and two open air classroom courtyards containing nine rooms on two levels.

South Africa Building Designs, alphabetical:

Charity Chair Cape Town
Design: Hofman Dujardin Architects
Charity Chair Cape Town - South African Buildings
Cape Town image : Hofman Dujardin Architects
Charity Chair Cape Town

Circa on Jellicoe Building, Johannesburg
Design: studioMAS architects + urban designers
Circa on Jellicoe
photo : Tristan McLaren
Circa on Jellicoe Building

Cove 3, Pezula, Knysna, Western Cape
Design: SAOTA Architects
Knysna Property - South African Buildings
photo : Micky Hoyle COURTESY OF VISI
Cove 3 House

Cove 6, Pezula, Knysna, Western Cape
Design: SAOTA Architects
Knysna Building
photo from architects practice
Cove 6 House

Durban Stadium
Design: gmp Architekten
Moses Mabhida Stadium Durban
picture © Marcus Bredt, Berlin
Durban Stadium

Football training centre, Soweto
Design: RUF project
Football training centre South Africa
photo : Julian Abrams
Football training centre South Africa

The Freedom Park, South Africa
Design: GAPP Architects / Urban Designers
Freedom Park South African Architecture
picture from architect office
Freedom Park Building

Glass House, Johannesburg
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
Glasshouse Johannesburg
picture from architect studio
Glasshouse Johannesburg

House Wright, Durban
Design: Sw(art)
House Wright South African Buildings
photo from architects firm
South African House

Joc Blue Hills – House
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
Joc Blue Hills property
picture from architect office
Joc Blue Hills

Design: studioMAS architects + urban designers
JoziRows Johannesburg building
photo : Barry Goldman
JoziRows Johannesburg

Maboneng phase 1, Johannesburg
Design: Daffonchio & Associates Architects
South African buildings
photo from architects firm
Arts On Main & Main Street Life Maboneng

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre
Peter Rich Architects
South African Interpretation Centre
picture from organisers
South African Interpretation Centre

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
gmp Architekten
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium building
picture © Marcus Bredt, Berlin
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Seth Mokitini Methodist Seminary
Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary
photograph : Mike Schmucker
South African Methodist Seminary Building

Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg
BUE + Partners iwith Populous
Soccer City South Africa building
image : BUE + Ptnrs / Populous
Soccer City Stadium Building

Tyhume Valley Theatre Building
Ryder Architecture
Tyhume Theatre
image from architect
South Africa Theatre Building, Eastern Cape

Voelklip Beach House, near Cape Town
SAOTA Architects and Antoni Associates
Voelklip House
photo : SAOTA & Adam Letch
Voelklip Beach House

South Africa Architecture – No Images

Beach House, Igoda River, East London
Design Workshop

BP Africa HQ – Office Building, Cape Town
Limited architecture competition winner

Carlton Centre, Johannesburg

233m high, 50 storeys
Office skyscraper

Constitutional Court of South Africa, Johannesburg
omm Design Workshop and Urban Solutions

FIFA world cup 2010 soccer stadium, Johannesburg
Boogertman Urban Edge & Partners

Johannesburg Art Gallery Building

Edwin Lutyens architect

Red Location Museum of the People’s Struggle, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth
Architect: Noero Wolff Architects
Client: Red Location Museum of the People’s Struggle
Architecture Awards : RIBA Awards – RIBA International Awards 2006; Lubetkin Prize

More South Africa Buildings online soon

Location: South Africa

South Africa World Cup Stadiums

African Architecture
Sipopo Congress Center Building
image from architects

South African Architects

Telkom Joburg Tower, Johannesburg

Tallest structure in Africa
270m high
formerly titled the Hillbrow Tower

African Buildings : major developments + projects

Buildings / photos for the South Africa Buildings page welcome