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KZN infrastructure expenditure to exceed R200bn
KZN infrastructure expenditure to exceed R200bn

The KZN government is rolling out a massive infrastructure programme...

9 hours ago

Fentress Architects selected to design US pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Fentress Architects selected to design US pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Colorado-based architecture firm Fentress Architects has been selected to design the USA's pavilion for the Dubai Expo 2020...

9 hours ago

Soshanguve South View Shopping Centre development complete
Soshanguve South View Shopping Centre development complete

The Soshanguve South View Shopping Centre opened for business on Thursday, 28 June...

29 Jun 2018

Hugo Correia completes elliptical church in Portugal
Hugo Correia completes elliptical church in Portugal

Architect Hugo Correia has completed an elliptical church in Vila Nova de Famalicão, north of Portugal...

29 Jun 2018

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Day Zero off the cards in 2019 for Cape Town

The levels of the dams supplying water to Cape Town have been rising consistently and significantly...

29 Jun 2018

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New Wi-Fi study reveals importance for business, smart cities

Ruckus Networks and World Wide Worx recently released its 2018 Wi-Fi in South Africa study. The study focuses on the usage, priorities, intentions, and attitudes regarding Wi-Fi technology and its deployment in smart cities...

29 Jun 2018

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How IoT lies at the very heart of the smart city

Local governments need to look at deploying sensors and making use of those that already exist in order to harness the data they require to take their cities into the future...

By Eckart Zollner 28 Jun 2018

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Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

New masterplan for London's Royal Academy of Arts completed
New masterplan for London's Royal Academy of Arts completed

David Chipperfield Architects has completed the new masterplan for the Royal Academy of Arts in London...

28 Jun 2018

Why impact assessments should be built on human values
Why impact assessments should be built on human values

While government regulation is the main driver of environmental and social impact assessments of economic activity, human rights and justice are now...

27 Jun 2018

Plans unveiled for new cable car line in Amsterdam
Plans unveiled for new cable car line in Amsterdam

UNStudio has unveiled plans for a new one-and-a-half-kilometre cable car line and stations, connecting two growing residential areas of Amsterdam...

27 Jun 2018

This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers
This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers

According to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, the Algerian tech sector has untapped potential and the digital revolution is poised to have positive knock-on effects on the Algerian ecosystem...

27 Jun 2018

MBSA gravely concerned by reports of intimidation on SA construction sites
MBSA gravely concerned by reports of intimidation on SA construction sites

Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) executive director Roy Mnisi says the federation is gravely concerned about the reported spread of violent intimidation and harassment...

26 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Manufacturing key to growing SA economy
#MFGIndaba: Manufacturing key to growing SA economy

With its multiple effect, manufacturing is the one sector in the economy that has the potential to create the jobs the country needs so desperately. But the industry is under threat and has declined...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Jun 2018

SVA International takes street art indoors
SVA International takes street art indoors

Injecting a dose of creativity into its corporate workspace, architectural firm SVA International has taken street art indoors...

25 Jun 2018

New, in-depth African renewable energy report launched
New, in-depth African renewable energy report launched

Hogan Lovells has launched its new report, Africa and Renewables: Wholesale change or short term surge?...

25 Jun 2018

Small Projects IPP developers left in the dark with no answers
Small Projects IPP developers left in the dark with no answers

Small power developers that invested in securing contracts in the government's renewable energy procurement programme are in the dark about...

25 Jun 2018

Foster + Partners reveals stepped residential tower for Toronto
Foster + Partners reveals stepped residential tower for Toronto

Foster + Partners has revealed its new 41-storey residential tower for Toronto...

25 Jun 2018

New Tibani mall aims to boost local economy
New Tibani mall aims to boost local economy

Due to open in August 2018, the 11,500m² Tibani Shopping Centre in Polokwane is being developed by GMI Property Group...

22 Jun 2018

New massive Amorepacific HQ completed in Seoul
New massive Amorepacific HQ completed in Seoul

David Chipperfield Architects has completed the Amorepacific headquarters in the centre of Seoul...

22 Jun 2018

Why smart transportation is a game changer for Africa
Why smart transportation is a game changer for Africa

Many of the approaches and technologies which combine to form a smart city are being applied from Cape Town through to Cairo...

By Sherry Zameer 22 Jun 2018

Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa
Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa

The NDP notes that to "achieve sustainable and inclusive growth by 2030, South Africa needs to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure"...

By Mathieu du Plooy 21 Jun 2018

House of cards collapses on rogue builders
House of cards collapses on rogue builders

A total of 122 criminal cases have been opened against home builders who have contravened the HCPMA...

21 Jun 2018

How to print a building: the science behind 3D printing in construction
How to print a building: the science behind 3D printing in construction

It's often claimed that 3D printing - known in the trade as "additive manufacturing" - will change the way we live...

By Seyed Ghaffar 20 Jun 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects completes Morpheus Hotel in Macau
Zaha Hadid Architects completes Morpheus Hotel in Macau

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has completed the Morpheus Hotel in Macau, China...

20 Jun 2018

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How recycling more steel, aluminum could slash imports without a trade war

Many economists expect President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to increase what American companies and consumers pay...

By Daniel Cooper 19 Jun 2018

Erdem Architects proposes ice pyramids city for Mars
Erdem Architects proposes ice pyramids city for Mars

Turkish firm Erdem Architects recently took second place in the people's choice category of Eleven Magazine's Marstopia competition for its ice pyramids city on Mars...

19 Jun 2018

MVRDV reinvents façade for Bulgari's Kuala Lumpur flagship store
MVRDV reinvents façade for Bulgari's Kuala Lumpur flagship store

Dutch firm MVRDV has completed a new flagship store for the global luxury brand Bulgari in Kuala Lumpur...

18 Jun 2018

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Urban renewal: The physical manifestation of innovative thinking

A powerful lesson in how to turn vision into reality...

By Gil Sperling 15 Jun 2018

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City of Cape Town tackles congestion issue with more roads

The City of Cape Town is in the process of constructing six more roads as part of its Congestion Management Programme...

15 Jun 2018

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Aim for cities of all sizes to give everyone a fair go

We live in an urban world. By 2030, 66% of the world's population will live in cities...

By Somwrita Sarkar 15 Jun 2018

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