...on occasion of the professional validation of architecture degrees by the Namibia Council for Architects and Quantity Surveyors, the South African Council for the Architectural Profession and the Commonwealth Association of Architects. 


Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

Department of Architecture, Planning & Construction Entrance via Beethoven Str, Windhoek | dapc@nust.na


Post-war housing in Windhoek: Architecture and Society - Jens Wiedow
Date: Wednesday, 20 April 2022 | Time: 18h00
Jens Wiedow graduated with a Master of Architecture Degree from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa in 2006 before practicing architecture in Cape Town, Berlin and Windhoek. He joined the staff of the Department of Architecture at the Namibian University of Science and Technology in 2012 where he teaches Design Studio and Construction Technology courses. From 2020, he joined the DFG-funded research training programme at the Brandenburgische-Technische University where he is currently working on a dissertation on the post-war architecture of the South-West African Public Works Department. His research focus lies in investigating the intersection between historical buildings, construction methods and processes in the context of colonial architecture.


Doctoral Research Seminar – presented by Elao Martin
Contemporary Domesticity and the Architecture of Urbanizing Northern Namibia: a case of the Owambo homestead
Date: 01 April 2022
Time: 14h30 CAT
Alumnus, Elao Marin, earned his undergraduate degree in architecture at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), and his Master’s in Architecture at the University of Johannesburg Graduate School of Architecture in South Africa. Elao has received a certificate of excellence as an 'Emerging Voice in African Architecture' from the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards 2017 in Cape Town, the 2016 Des Baker Award, and the 2019 Corobrik Award at the University of Johannesburg. He re-joined NUST as a Staff Development Fellow under the University’s Graduate Talent Acceleration Programme and is also a PhD student at the Architecture department with a research focus on socio spatial practices at the nexus of urban and communal land.
The seminar will be a live online event.


To kick off the first year programme for 2022, the students started by designing a space for oneself suitable for sitting, standing or lying down. Various structures emerged of which five were selected to be built at a true 1:1 scale, aimed at experiencing the full space imagined in the models they originally built. The students commented that they enjoyed working between paper and model, understanding the development needed to bring an idea to life.
The final presentation was joined by architect, Hugo Scheepers.


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