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The next step in sustainable design: Bringing the weather indoors
The next step in sustainable design: Bringing the weather indoors

A building's primary purpose may be to keep the weather out, but most do such an effective job of this that they also inadvertently deprive us of contact with two key requirements for our well-being and effectiveness: nature and change...

By Kevin Nute 14 Jul 2017

100% Design South Africa - 'not just another interior design show'
100% Design South Africa - 'not just another interior design show'

This year's 100% Design South Africa will be "so much more than just another interior design show", says programme director Cathy O'Clery...

13 Jul 2017

Cape Town hotel to feature in London architecture exhibition
Cape Town hotel to feature in London architecture exhibition

The new 504-room Tsogo Sun hotel complex in Cape Town, set to open its doors in the CBD in September this year, has been selected for display at this year's New London Architecture (NLA) exhibition...

11 Jul 2017

Winy Maas on innovating into the future of architecture
Winy Maas on innovating into the future of architecture

The Dutch architect chats about how he is unlocking the potential of buildings in overcrowded cities...

By Neo Maditla 10 Jul 2017

Africa Architecture Awards extends entry deadline
Africa Architecture Awards extends entry deadline

With new entries being submitted daily, organisers of the Africa Architecture Awards have decided to extend the deadline to 14 July 2017...

5 Jul 2017

Rustic Homes changes ownership
Rustic Homes changes ownership

Rustic Homes, a player in the timber home design and construction market in South Africa, has recently undergone a change of ownership...

28 Jun 2017

Could architainment lure consumers back to shopping centres?
Could architainment lure consumers back to shopping centres?

Developers, architects and shopping centres are under increasing pressure, due to the rise of ecommerce, to draw customers back to the physical retail environment...

26 Jun 2017

Architecture a viable, meaningful career choice - SACAP
Architecture a viable, meaningful career choice - SACAP

As part of its focus on Youth Month, the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is participating in career expos to promote architecture as a viable and meaningful career choice for high school learners...

22 Jun 2017

Last call for Retail, Design and Development Awards entries
Last call for Retail, Design and Development Awards entries

There is still time to enter the Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA), hosted by the South African Council of Shopping Centres...

21 Jun 2017

#TEDTalk: Is it time for us to use less glass in our cities?
#TEDTalk: Is it time for us to use less glass in our cities?

In this TED Talk, architecture critic Justin Davidson laments the overwhelming use of glass that now dominates the world's cities...

21 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Architecture is an extension of the natural environment
#YouthMonth: Architecture is an extension of the natural environment

After being named a regional winner in the 30th Corobrik Architectural Awards, Jean-Pierre Desvaux De Marigny from the University of KwaZulu-Natal went on to scoop the top prize in the national competition...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2017

‘Seed to Seat' hardwood design project launches in South Africa
‘Seed to Seat' hardwood design project launches in South Africa

Seven South African designers are working with American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), to design a ‘Seed to Seat' project at 100% Design South Africa...

15 Jun 2017

Paint courses address skills shortage in local paint industry
Paint courses address skills shortage in local paint industry

Prominent Paints is addressing the skills shortage within the local paint industry by offering free paint courses, twice a month, to experienced and inexperienced painters...

12 Jun 2017

Introducing the Africa Architecture Awards!
Introducing the Africa Architecture Awards!

The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards aims to recognise and reward worthy projects from across Africa...

8 Jun 2017

Ridge 7 office block gets go-ahead
Ridge 7 office block gets go-ahead

FWJK Developments has announced the go-ahead of its seventh A Grade office block, Ridge 7, at Ridgeside, Umhlanga...

5 Jun 2017

Greener and better ventilated offices can lead to better performance of employees. jingdianjiaju1/flickr
Research shows if you improve the air quality at work, you improve productivity

Corporate wellness programs focus on biometric screening, diet and exercise programs to improve health and productivity. However, new research has shown...

By Libby Sander 5 Jun 2017

How to shift corporate culture through interior design
How to shift corporate culture through interior design

According to Hassan Shaikh, founder of Revolve, the environment in which people operate at work has a significant effect on how well they perform...

2 Jun 2017

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How would engineers build the Golden Gate Bridge today?

Ever since the Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic on May 27, 1937, it's been an iconic symbol on the American landscape...

By H. GangaRao & M. Martinez de Lahidalga de Lorenzo 1 Jun 2017

Willowlamp scoops darc award
Willowlamp scoops darc award

Willowlamp, a South African lighting design company, scooped an award at the inaugural darc awards / decorative 2017 gala event held in London in May...

30 May 2017

SACAP achieves full Canberra Accord signatory status
SACAP achieves full Canberra Accord signatory status

All those on the South African Council for the Architectural Profession register, as well as all architectural students, have the opportunity to register to undertake architectural work in the following countries...

30 May 2017

Another green achievement for the National English Literary Museum
Another green achievement for the National English Literary Museum

The National English Literary Museum has added another first-in-SA to its list of achievements with a five-star Green Star SA PEB v1 As-Built rating...

30 May 2017

Winners revealed in 2017 PPC Imaginarium Awards
Winners revealed in 2017 PPC Imaginarium Awards

The PPC Imaginarium Awards announced its overall winner, category winners and runners-up at a gala event hosted in May at the UJ Art Gallery in Johannesburg.

24 May 2017

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency
#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency

One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was...

By Sindy Peters 22 May 2017

2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed
2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed

The finalists in this year's Women in Construction Awards have been announced...

19 May 2017

The changing face of African construction
The changing face of African construction

The latest digital construction trends will be presented at the Digital Construction Expo on 23-24 May, Gallagher Convention Center, Johannesburg...

Issued by BIM Institute 12 May 2017

Jean-Pierre Desvaux De Marigny, University of KwaZulu-Natal
30th Corobrik Architectural Awards winner announced

Jean-Pierre Desvaux De Marigny from the University of KwaZulu-Natal has won first prize in the 30th Corobrik Architectural Awards...

12 May 2017

Abbas Jamie, community liaison for Africa, World Design Organisation, and director for innovation and transformation at Aurecon. Image:
#FIDIC_GAMA2017: How engineers can help co-create a better Africa

African engineers have been relegated to filling in the technical blanks...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2017

Nana Magomola elected chairperson of GIBB
Nana Magomola elected chairperson of GIBB

Engineering firm GIBB has announced the appointment of Nana Magomola as the newly elected chairperson of its board...

12 May 2017

All the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award finalists
All the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award finalists

The 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards comes to its conclusion on 10 May in Johannesburg...

8 May 2017

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