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KAROL, Louis

Born: 1928
Died: 2021 07 19


Born in Lithuania, emigrated to South Africa (1936). Graduated from the University of Cape Town, and immediately opened practice (1952). The architectural philosophy of the firm is to create people's buildings in cities, and synthesize the needs of commerce and investment with the need of architecture. The firm has received two awards from the Institute of Architects – for a school, and an office block. Chairman of the Editorial Board of Architecture S A, and Thesis Examiner at the Natal School of Architecture.

(UIA Issue 8, 1985)

Louis KAROL was the Sophia Gray Laureate in 2002.

Read the article Famed Cape Town architect Louis Karol dies at 93 on IOL.

Books citing KAROL

Beck, Haig (Editor). 1985. UIA International Architect : Southern Africa (Issue 8). London: International Architect. pp Inner back cover, 52

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 101

Martin, Desmond. 2007. Walking Long Street. Cape Town: Struik. pp 20, 22

Entries in books by KAROL

Karol, Louis. Louis Karol Architects. Office Building, Johannesburg (1979-84). In UIA International Architect : Southern Africa (Issue 8). 1985. International Architect

Karol, Louis . Concept - Backbone : Interview. In Capetown Stadium. 2010. Griffel