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23rd Aug 2022

Architect Africa Online

Africa's Leading Architecture Aggregator


The Architect Africa Digital Community is made up of persons interested in promoting and marketing Remote Architectural Services as a practice paradigm.

Remote Architectural Services (RAS) connect architect and client located in remote locations and offer a solutions driven approach to the provision of architectural services.

Less than 8% of South Africa’s buildings are designed by architects. This is due to the now obsolete elitist approach entrenched by former colonial systems of control which alienated the architect from the practical needs of  92% of the country’s building owners.

Digital communication and information technologies have evolved to a point where it is now possible to practice comfortably and efficiently from remote locations.

In addition, South Africa’s architectural education institutions have, for the last thirty years, produced tens of thousands of architects and architectural technologists that struggle to find a viable place in this 8% work acquisition sector.

The rapidly urbanising Africa has a real need for architects but there are very few systems in place which facilitate the architect’s active engagement in shaping future urban environments.

The Architect Africa community uses Forums to communicate and is currently engaged in developing a functional Remote Architectural Services platform to promote and sell architectural services; the Architect Africa Marketplace.

Remote services enable the everyday man to acquire the best in building design and construction services at very reasonable prices.

Remote services enable the architect to extend his or her reach from a few hundred entities to billions of possibilities.

The economy of scale can make architectural information products and services completely affordable whilst at the same time making their production a very profitable endeavour.

If you are an architect, architectural technologist or student of architecture you may wish to consider entering the digital marketplace. A good place to start is the Architect Africa community which is developing protocols and platforms to connect architect and client.

We are rolling out the Architect Africa Marketplace over the coming months.

Join us.

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