Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects

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Practice information
Key architects Anya Van der Merwe
Macio Miszewski
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Founded 1991
Work
Buildings The Tree House
De Beers Headquarters

Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects is an architectural practice based in Cape Town, South Africa[1]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1991 by directors Anya Van der Merwe and Macio Miszewski. In 2007 Lloyd Rubidge became the third director.[1]

Anya Van der Merwe and Macio Miszewski met at the Architecture school of University of Cape Town in the early 1980s.[2]

Anya Van der Merwe completed the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) with Distinction in 1984 before moving to London, United Kingdom, to further her studies at the Architectural Association, from which she graduated with an Architectural Association Graduate Diploma in History and Theory (AAGradDip)in 1987.[3]

Macio Miszewski obtained a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS)from University of Cape Town in 1984 before completing an Architectural Association Diploma, also at the Architectural Association in 1987.[3]

Both Anya Van der Merwe and Macio Miszewski spent two years working at Arup Associates in London, before returning to South Africa in 1990.[2]

Lloyd Rubidge is also an alumnus of the University of Cape Town, having obtained a Bachelor of Architectural Studies in 1988, and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1991.[3]

Selected projects[edit]

Residential[edit]

Corporate[edit]

Public[edit]

Awards and competitions[edit]

The company has been widely recognized and awarded, both in South Africa and internationally.

  • South African Institute of Architects "Award of Merit", 1997 for Sun House[1][3]
  • South African Institute of Architects "Award of Merit", 1999 for Tree House[1][3]
  • UK Architectural Record "ar+d" international award competition, 1999 for Tree House[1][3]
  • World Architecture Award, international competition for best built residential project, 2001 for Tree House[1][3]
  • South African Institute for Civil Engineering, merit award, 2004 for Cape Town international Convention Center (lead design is association with Foreshore Architects)[1][3]
  • South African Institute of Steel Construction, national overall winner, 2004 for Cape Town international Convention Center(lead design is association with Foreshore Architects)[1][3]
  • Cape Institute of Architects, award of commendation, 2005 for Cape Town international Convention Center (lead design is association with Foreshore Architects)[1][3]
  • South African Institute of Architects, merit award, 2005 for Cape Town international Convention Center (lead design is association with Foreshore Architects)[1][3]
  • VISI magazine and South African Institute of Architects, "best building in South Africa" in public opinion poll, 2005 for Tree House[1][3][14][15][16]
  • South African Institute of Architects, award of commendation, 2005 for De BeersCorporate Headquarters (lead design in association with GAPP and Lucian le Grange)[1][3]
  • South African Institute of Steel Construction, residential winner, 2009 for Highveldt House[1][3][10]
  • Chicago Anthenaeum/European Center for Architecture International Architecture award, 2009 for Highveldt House[1][3]
  • Gauteng Institute of Architects, Regional award, 2009 for Highveldt House[1][3]
  • Cape Institute of Architects, Regional award, 2009 for Maison[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects. 2011, "Van der Merwe Miszewski 20 Years", Cape Town, Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects
  2. ^ a b Van der Merwe, Anya. “The Van der Merwe Miszewski Partnership.” Architecture South Africa, November/December, 2008
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad vdmma.com
  4. ^ Architectural Review, December 1999, Pg 82 - 83
  5. ^ a b c Joubert, Ora. 2009, "10 Years + 100 Buildings", Cape Town, Bell-Roberts
  6. ^ The Architectural Review June 2007 Pg 84 - 87
  7. ^ Digest of South African Architecture 2005/2006 Pg 88 - 91
  8. ^ Digest of South African Architecture 2007/2008 Pg 186 - 189
  9. ^ Architecture South Africa, Nov/Dec 2008 pg 26 - 29
  10. ^ a b Steel Construction Vol 33 no. 5 September 2009 Pg 82 - 84
  11. ^ Architecture South Africa, Nov/Dec 2008 pg 32 - 35
  12. ^ Digest of South African Architecture 2008 Pg 182 - 185
  13. ^ 2008, "The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture", London, Phaidon Press Limited
  14. ^ Cape Argus, 03.10.2005, " Tree house voted SA's best
  15. ^ The Star, 04.10.2005 'This is SA's best building"
  16. ^ Die Burger, 08.10.2005 "Boomhuis is die wenner"

External links[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  1. Cooke, Julian. “Notes on the Van der Merwe Miszewski method.” Architecture South Africa, November/December, 2008
  2. Van der Merwe, Anya. “The Van der Merwe Miszewski Partnership.” Architecture South Africa, November/December, 2008
  3. Joubert, Ora. 2009, "10 Years + 100 Buildings", Cape Town, Bell-Roberts
  4. 2004, "The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture", London, Phaidon Press Limited
  5. 2008, "The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture", London, Phaidon Press Limited
  6. Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects. 2011, "Van der Merwe Miszewski 20 Years", Cape Town, Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects