Hosted by KZNIA and sponsored by McCoys Glass, the Architecture is a pragmatic art exhibition opened at the KZNIA on Friday 24 February and will run for the following month. All are welcome to visit and view at the KZNIA premises in Bulwer Road.
Ivor Daniels was born in 1946 in Port St John’s - a small town along the ‘Wild Coast’ of South Africa. It was here that he developed an understanding and love of simple vernacular architecture.
Ivor studied architecture at RIBA (London) as a foundation course and University of Natal (Durban) with a special research interest in regional-context, as well as issues around modernity, sustainability, conservation and industrial architecture. He worked as a student under renowned modernist and conservationist architect, Gabriël Fagan of Cape Town. He opened his own practice in 1976, and then merged with the national and international firm of Stauch Vorster Architects in 1985. In 2008 Ivor became independent once again with his practice – Daniel & Associates Architects.
Working on selective projects as a sole-practitioner, drawing on 40 years of experience designing strategic buildings and spaces, he specialises in conceptual design development at all stages and levels. The practice aims to create projects that focus on sustainable impacts - fitting buildings optimally to their programme and creating a positive environmental site context.
The exhibition runs for a month from the 24th of February 2012 onwards.
KZNIA, 160 Bulwer Road, Glenwood
Ivor Daniel’s website: http://www.daniel-architects.co.za