Building Trends 2016

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Technology, ancient and modern, can help buildings survive quakes

Shocking images of a Taiwan apartment complex felled like a tree by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake have highlighted what is needed to build a structure that can withstand seismic shocks...

9 Feb 2016 07:57

Winners of Corobrik's Architectural Student of the Year Awards announced

Gillian van der Klashorst from the University of Pretoria has been named regional winner of the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards, which are held annually to acknowledge and reward outstanding talent in South Africa...

5 Feb 2016 08:12

Corobrik announces winner of Most Innovative Landscape Architecture Award

Frank Kleinschmidt, a landscape architecture graduate at the University of Cape Town, has won the 2015 Corobrik Most Innovative Landscape Architecture Award for an innovative dissertation using an experimental board game...

27 Jan 2016 09:53

Hassim regional finalist for Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards

Architectural student Najeeba Hassim of the University of KwaZulu-Natal is the regional finalist for the 29th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards...

25 Jan 2016 09:35

Awards for sustainable architecture open

Entries are open for the 2015/2016 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation...

20 Jan 2016 11:17

[BizTrends 2016] Year of radical innovation in built environment

Much of our modern life is rooted in the way we have designed our cities...

By Alta Schoultz 18 Jan 2016 09:00

[BizTrends 2016] New approaches to urban planning in property sector

The construction and engineering sectors are currently facing slower growth that is expected to continue into the first quarter of 2016. There is however room for optimism...

By William Johnston 18 Jan 2016 09:00

Emira announces redevelopment of Knightsbridge office park

Emira Property Fund has announced the redevelopment of its Knightsbridge Manor office park in Bryanston into a P-grade and leading-edge Green Star SA rated office complex...

15 Jan 2016 10:53

Common sense should prevail when interpreting HOA rules

Homeowners' association (HOA) rules are often lengthy, onerous documents to wade through but they still cannot accommodate all eventualities in a gated estate or housing scheme...

13 Jan 2016 07:38

Regional winners of Architectural Student of the Year Awards announced

Jaco Jonker of the University of Johannesburg was recently named regional winner of Corobrik's 29th Architectural Student of the Year Awards...

11 Jan 2016 06:46

Here's how we can learn to fall in love with shocking buildings

Shocking new buildings often threaten to invade our cities. Sometimes, they simply land like alien spaceships, giving us very little warning...

By Laura Alvarez 28 Dec 2015 09:51

Shoprite opens store in Tete Province, Mozambique

The Tete Junction shopping centre opened recently in the Tete Province of Mozambique. The centre features the first Shoprite store in the province...

8 Dec 2015 09:55

UCT students named winners of Greenovate Awards

Students from the University of Cape Town scooped both first and second prizes in the inaugural Growthpoint Greenovate Awards...

3 Dec 2015 06:00

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