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  • Unknown (2011-08-04)
    All Johannesburg's Victorian architecture is stamped with a certain amount of ostentation arising out of exuberant and excessive decoration. Once the early pioneers realised that Johannesburg was there to stay and was ...
  • Martienssen, Rex D (Transvaal, Natal and Orange Free State Provincial Institutes of South African Architects and the Chapter of South African Quantity Surveyors, 1936-09)
    Art Implies human intervention; the impact of a creating will on inanimate material, but in the functioning of this humanizing agency the outcome is coloured by economy. To evoke a response it is not necessary to re-create ...
  • City Engineers Department, Johannesburg (2012-01-19)
    City Engineers Department, Johannesburg. Layout of the Central Portion of Mofolo Native Township, Klipspruit. No 49. 16/9/1953. Chief Architect: G Slade. NAD 53.177 Survey. Drawing: K75.
  • Martienssen, Rex D; Hanson, Norman L; WGM (The Cape, Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal Provincial Institutes of South African Architects and the Chapter of South African Quantity Surveyors, 1940-09)
    "The architect's training in large scale planning, in the co-ordination of the many and varied technical activities connected with building and in the adjustment of related and sometimes conflicting programme requirements, ...
  • van der Westhuizen, Diaan (The South African Journal of Art History, 2012)
    Mainstream understanding of how the urban form of South African cities developed over the past century and a half is often traced back to the colonial town plan. Writers argue that the gridiron and axial arrangement were ...
  • Martienssen, Rex D (Transvaal, Natal and Orange Free State Provincial Institutes of South African Architects and the Chapter of South African Quantity Surveyors, 1931-09)
    '...Why not try nothing?"
  • Martienssen, Rex D (Transvaal, Natal and Orange Free State Provincial Institutes of South African Architects and the Chapter of South African Quantity Surveyors, 1931-06)
    "It is not to be thought that because advanced modern work successfully fulfils a functional need that it is lacking in those mystic qualities, those thrilling touches of imaginative virtuosity which seem to be the essence ...
  • Martienssen, Rex D (Transvaal, Natal and Orange Free State Provincial Institutes of South African Architects and the Chapter of South African Quantity Surveyors, 1935-06)
    When we build, we establish a relationship more or less satisfactory between the volume of the building and the greater volume which encloses it. The enveloping elements of the building-form provide the transition, and it ...
  • le Roux, Hannah (Picasso, 2007-01)
    Two significant strands of South Africa’s history - the precocious modern movement architecture of the Transvaal Group, and the political resistance that led up the Congress of the People and the Rivonia trial - remain the ...
  • Martienssen, Rex D (Transvaal, Natal and Orange Free State Provincial Institutes of South African Architects and the Chapter of South African Quantity Surveyors, 1934-07)
    "Le Corbusier says 'state the problem clearly' and take stock of present day resources. Co-ordinate all the factors involved, material, economic, metaphysical. Solve the problem strictly in terms of these."
  • Martienssen, Rex D (Transvaal, Natal and Orange Free State Provincial Institutes of South African Architects and the Chapter of South African Quantity Surveyors, 1934-10)
    "The term architect, then in this context implies very much more than is commonly supposed. Our architect must have a full understanding of the problems involved in the present social and economic structures. His function ...
  • van der Westhuizen, Diaan (7th International Space Syntax Symposium, 2009)
    In recent years, numerous studies have examined the effects of the built environment on physical activity and health outcomes. While much of this research has focused on discrete environmental measures, such as housing ...
  • Bird, Randall (Smithsonian Institution, 2012)
  • City Engineer, Johannesburg. (Town Engineer) (2012-01-17)
    Eastern Native Township.1 Estimate plan. ET-W-2/1.580X1035. 2 Proposed water supply. ET-W-3. 08/12/1924.460X620 3 . Sewer reticulation. ET-R-2 vel1. 18/03/1960. 700X1025. 4 Site Plan for proposed stadium & sportsfields. ...
  • Martienssen, Rex D (Transvaal, Natal and Orange Free State Provincial Institutes of South African Architects and the Chapter of South African Quantity Surveyors, 1939-01)
    " The architectural monuments of England are to be found in the country. In the vernacular where architectural forms combine with an unaccountable poise and harmony; where brick and tile and thatch and stone are used with ...
  • Martienssen, Rex D (The Journal of the Cape, Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal Provincial Institutes of South African Architects and the Chapter of South African Quantity Surveyors., 1942-02)
    'Architects' houses tend to be interesting not because they inevitably exceed either on practical or aesthetic grounds the work done in the normal way, but because they are in a sense snatches of autobiography.'...'in the ...
  • Lennox, Canning & Goad (2011-07-25)
    Exchange Buidings, 1890. Erected at a cost of 125,000 pounds, this building, in the Neo-Classic tradition, was opened on February 10th, 1890. Situated corner commissioner and Simmonds Streets, it was partly converted into ...
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    Martienssen, Rex D (Transvaal, Natal and Orange Free State Provincial Institutes of South African Architects and the Chapter of South African Quantity Surveyors, 1937-11)
    "... these palaces marked the last stage before impatience with the restrictions of a pure style brought decay, and final collapse into vulgarity."
  • Bryer, Monte (Faculty of Architecture of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1977)
    The purpose of this monograph is to report a broad outline of the development of the Wits Faculty of Architecture and its role in the community from its early beginnings a few years after the commencement of this century ...
  • Unknown (2011-08-04)
    First Telephone Exchange, 1891, Johannesburg.

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