This mini documentary by Philip Bloom is both tragic and encouraging. The Ponte Tower, an iconic building in Johannesburg, fell from grace and is fighting to be reborn. The design is interesting with a central circular courtyard that became a depressing garbage pile and that let residents only connect to the world through a small portion of the sky. How does architecture affect social status, race relations, emotional being, daily life, etc.? Check out the video.

Ponte Tower from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Written by Michael Huber AIA LEED AP
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