zerohour group


This was a grouping of Students of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1933, constituted to 'create a living architecture in South Africa' and 'become a universal guarantee of quality and perfection of design and service'. As the title suggests it was overtly allied to the MODERN MOVEMENT, eschewing historicism, and as the lower case lettering of the name in print suggest it was egalitarian and supporter of the BAUHAUS ideals. It published its manifesto in April 1933, under the 'directorship' of Gordon McINTOSH, Norman HANSON and Rex MARTIENSSEN.

Herbert, 1975: 95-98