When you read the book ‘Letters of Stone’ by South African author Steven Robins, which tracks the lives and fates of the Robinsky family in Southern Africa, Berlin, Riga and ultimately Auschwitz, you may be tempted to visit Williston to experience first-hand where one of the principal figures of this poignant story lived.
Provocateur Rem Koolhaas has redefined the role of the architect. His son, 36 year-old Tomas Koolhaas, spent three years following his father around the globe, paying witness to Rem’s extraordinary creativity as well as exploring his works through the eyes of those who actually inhabit them. A rare and unique insight into the mind of a genius. ‘I tried to show people something that no one else could see’ said the filmmaker.
Michael Walker first published his Early Architects of Cape Town in 2012. The book has been a success and a new edition has recently been published. I reviewed the first edition in 2015 (click here to read).