re: South African architecture

There are local practitioners who search for contemporary architectures that are locally rooted. They are few, their work is scattered and its regional qualities are not readily recognisable…That some among the dominant group care about struggling for regional expressions is a tribute to their sensitivity; especially as their colleagues eyes have remained and do remain fixed on overseas.

Alan Lipman in a paper presented at the Harold Wolpe Lecture Series, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 24 April 2003.


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