Monday, 7 July 2014

Beset Durban - Living Blocks

The aim of Beset Durban  is to get us onto the streets of our city - and they are succeeding in an interesting and exciting way! 

A big bunch of us took part in the Living Blocks Archiwalk on the 28th June
We explored the lower Essenwood / upper Greyville area.  Everyone gathered at a local coffee shop.  
We then headed up the hill to see the first of 3 blocks of flats we were focusing on. At each stop we heard from a different architect who had a particular passion or interest in that building.
 First up was the concave, liner-like Hurlingham with it's super-crazy staircase
And lively-lined pedestrian gate
Next up was Riebeeck - 
Our archi-informer was a resident, so we got to tour inside the building too! 
 I was fascinated with the term Brutalism and how it played out in the architecture of the building.
We finished off at Crassula - another example of a Brutalistic Building.
The morning brought alive some architcture in our city, that I might not have taken much notice of before. 
 Here is the route for tomorrows walk. All in all just over 2km. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
 More info and pics on the Beset Durban Facebook Page

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