Jan 27, 2023
by Bongo Mei Jan 27, 2023
STIR examines Bongi Dhlomo Collection at Javett Art Centre in South Africa, exploring acts of creative defiance under the oppressive apartheid system, of late 20th century.
Jan 17, 2023
by Pooja Suresh Hollannavar Jan 17, 2023
Gestalten and Ruth Lang’s Building for Change: The Architecture of Creative Reuse accumulates examples of ‘reuse’ projects that set sustainable design standards.
Dec 30, 2022
by Vatsala Sethi Dec 30, 2022
Best of 2022: STIR looks back at public artwork from around the world that captivated viewers through light, augmented reality, scale, and more.
Dec 27, 2022
by Jincy Iype Dec 27, 2022
Best of 2022: From Oscar-nominated production designers to trend forecasters, STIR recalls compelling conversations centred on the disciplines of architecture and design.
Dec 26, 2022
by Vatsala Sethi Dec 26, 2022
Best of 2022: STIR looks at art galleries, art collectives, and movements that supported LGBTQ artists, people of colour, and diverse life forms.
Nov 07, 2022
by Georgina Maddox Nov 07, 2022
A report after attending the Body as Barometer: Live Arts Workshop 2022 at Khoj Studios in New Delhi, India.
Aug 14, 2022
by Devanshi Shah Aug 14, 2022
The South African architect and pedagogical thinker takes us through her process, and elaborates on the journey from Counterspace to the more recent Counterparts.
Jul 16, 2022
by STIRworld Jul 16, 2022
Ahead of the live event in Lisbon, World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2022 reveals the shortlisted projects in the categories of Completed Buildings, Future Projects and Landscape.
Jun 23, 2022
by STIRworld Jun 23, 2022
Looking at the practice of Salman Toor, Gilbert Lewis, Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Camilo Godoy and Laura Aguilar that concerns the queer community.
May 05, 2022
by Anmol Ahuja May 05, 2022
Designed as a series of interlinked building clusters inspired by tectonic boulder faces in the region, this school by GASS Architecture Studios hails local, sustainable construction.
Mar 26, 2022
by STIRworld Mar 26, 2022
Africa No Filter and Meta declared the next generation of Extended Reality creators in Africa with six recipients chosen from the Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds programme.
Feb 06, 2022
by Shraddha Nair Feb 06, 2022
Sovereign Art Foundation founder and chairman Howard Bilton talks to STIR about his love for art, and how it can make a difference.
Nov 24, 2021
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 24, 2021
Located in Botswana, Xigera showcases the world’s largest collection of bespoke art and design from South Africa commissioned by Southern Guild Gallery, encapsulating a unique experience.
Jun 11, 2021
by Jerry Elengical Jun 11, 2021
Sumayya Vally-led South African studio Counterspace draws upon cross communal spaces within London to craft a structure at Kensington Gardens with chiselled, abstract forms in pink and grey.
May 25, 2021
by Dilpreet Bhullar May 25, 2021
The Cape Town-based ceramist, with his exhibition iThongo at Friedman Benda in NY, pays homage to his ancestral roots to underscore the importance of restoring ecological harmony.
May 21, 2021
by Jerry Elengical May 21, 2021
Integrated into the natural landscape of South Africa’s Western Cape region, the project is a collaboration between Steyn Studio, Meyer Associates and Square One Landscape Architects.
Jan 08, 2021
by Nadezna Siganporia Jan 08, 2021
London-based Heatherwick Studio turned a 1920s granary in Cape Town into the world’s largest museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa.
Dec 08, 2020
by Nadezna Siganporia Dec 08, 2020
In this STIR series, curated by Pramiti Madhavji, we take you behind the scenes of privately-owned museums, sharing their origin with chats with art collectors, curators and architects.
Nov 24, 2020
by Zohra Khan Nov 24, 2020
Featuring eight granary-styled cylindrical forms in rammed earth, The Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg is set to become the epicenter for African Renaissance.
Oct 17, 2020
by Shraddha Nair Oct 17, 2020
Mary Sibande, who is currently displaying her photos at BredaPhoto 2020 photography festival in the Netherlands, speaks with STIR about colour and performance in her work.
Jul 16, 2020
by Meghna Mehta Jul 16, 2020
Daffonchio and Associates Architects’ building keeps context and occupant wellbeing at the core of its design, which includes minimalist geometries and louver façade.
Jul 14, 2020
by Meghna Mehta Jul 14, 2020
The Buffelsdrift Farm in Klein Karoo, SA, won gold at the International Domus Restoration and Conservation Award for restoring the heritage buildings using traditional techniques.
Jun 15, 2020
by Jincy Iype Jun 15, 2020
Inspired by Porsche 993’s flat-six motor engine, Super Veloce’s all-black espresso machine is made with surgical stainless steel and carbon fibre, for coffee lovers and car fanatics.
Jun 10, 2020
by Shraddha Nair Jun 10, 2020
Artist Daniel Popper talks to STIR about his motivations to create shared spaces for people through installation artworks, which bring together nature and sculpture.
May 01, 2020
by Meghna Mehta May 01, 2020
Frankie Pappas took on the task of bridging the landscape between a riverine forest and a sandstone cliff while raising a rare living space among animals and nature in South Africa.
Apr 17, 2020
by STIRworld Apr 17, 2020
In our Moments of Affection: Milanese Alliances (M.A.M.A.) series courtesy of FLOS, Hoppen, Zupanc and Malerba show solidarity for the Milan Design Week amid COVID-19.
Feb 29, 2020
by Jincy Iype Feb 29, 2020
Created from Eucalyptus wood, the British designer's first project in South Africa starts an important dialogue about design sustainability and greener construction materials.
Feb 27, 2020
by NOWNESS Feb 27, 2020
Inside the husband-and-wife architecture duo’s sprawling Cape Town home.
Sep 09, 2019
by Zohra Khan Sep 09, 2019
Cheetah Plains lodge by ARRCC reflects an aesthetic that is uniquely African yet unconventionally modern.
Jun 27, 2019
by Ronitaa Italia Jun 27, 2019
Framed by sandy beaches and boulder outcrops, this stunning Cape Town home by SAOTA enjoys the best of both worlds.