The Journal, as we like to call it, has been at the heart of KwaZulu Natal architecture for over 30 years and 100 issues. Since its inception in 1976 as "Newsletter of the Natal Provincial Institute of Architects", the Journal has been sponsored by Corobrik, and continues to go from strength to strength.

Distributed widely to all the regional Institutes in South Africa, as well as universities and schools, the Journal is cherished and admired by practitioners throughout the world for its high standard of journalistic and graphic presentation of the work, thinking and development of local architects.  At the same time it has attempted to explore global issues such as sustainability and green architecture and provide an historical mirror of what is at the cutting edge of KwaZulu-Natal architecture.

Professor Walter Peters has been our longstanding editor, taking up the reins in 1982, and is currently assisted by a dedicated committee and acclaimed graphic designer, Maria Criticos. Recent issues are available from the Institute building in Glenwood.




Boutique hotels

The KZNIA is investigating dedicating a journal to the phenomenon of boutique hotels which have blossomed in the run up to the World Cup. Architects who have done work in this area are invited to submit their projects to Bharti Vithal for possible inclusion in the this special edition.

Please [click here] to email Bharti. 


KZNIA Architects in the Indian Ocean Islands

This is a call for members who have done work in the Indian Ocean Islands to please email Kevin Lloyd, who will be putting together an issue on this subject in the near future.

This refers to Zanzibar, Maldives, Comores, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Madagascar or Mozambican Islands. Undiscovered islands are also welcomed.

Please [click here] to email Kevin.


Journal 3 2011

Latest issue: Vol 3, 2011:Vol 3, 2011

Boutique Hotels: Guest Edited by Bharti Vithal and Monique Gillespie

The Caledon Boutique Hotel and Spa
Hotel on the Park
The Square Boutique Hotel and Spa
The Concierge and Freedom Cafe
Docklands Hotel
COP 17 UIA review
Travel Diary: Catalhoyuk, Tukey

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