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Mexican library recognised as one of the best in the world
Mexican library recognised as one of the best in the world

The Tecnológico de Monterrey new Main Library has been recognised in the Library Interior Design Awards 2018 as "The Best Academic Library in the World" in the over 30,000ft2 category...

18 May 2018

Foster+Partners unveils plans for a new sustainable city in India
Foster+Partners unveils plans for a new sustainable city in India

Foster+Partners has unveiled images for a new masterplan in the new administrative capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, India...

17 May 2018

Sandton's Bull Run closes its doors for a R12m makeover
Sandton's Bull Run closes its doors for a R12m makeover

Popular Johannesburg restaurant, The Bull Run, is getting a full refurbishment to the tune of R12m. "We decided, that with a trendy new development springing up next door, the time has come for a complete refurbishment."

16 May 2018

Entries open for 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards
Entries open for 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards

Entries are now open for the 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards in South Africa and Zimbabwe...

15 May 2018

Wutopia Lab designs magical restaurant for kids in China
Wutopia Lab designs magical restaurant for kids in China

Shanghai's Wutopia Lab was commissioned by Aranya to renovate part of its club house into a restaurant for kids in Qinhuangdao, China...

14 May 2018

The Ancient Church of Vilanova de la Barca, Lleida, Spain by AleaOlea architecture & landscape. Image © Adria Goula
These 20 new buildings are RIBA's best in the world

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners in the 2018 RIBA Awards for International Excellence...

11 May 2018

Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour stage. Image by U2soul, CC BY-SA 2.0,
Kanye West to launch his own architecture firm

World-renowned rapper and producer Kanye West has announced plans to establish his own architecture firm...

10 May 2018

Corobrik SAIA Architectural Awards recognises innovation, design excellence
Corobrik SAIA Architectural Awards recognises innovation, design excellence

Friday, 4 May, saw 180 architects and built environment professionals gather in Pretoria for the Corobrik SAIA Institute of Architects (SAIA) Awards gala...

9 May 2018

Norval Foundation sculpture garden (Image Supplied)
Cape Town becoming top art lovers destination

Cape Town boasts many iconic experiences, but it is fast becoming the world's newest art hot spot. Now there are new experiences for art aficionados as Cape Town finds its feet among the art capitals of the world, with artwork transcending the traditional craftwork mostly associated with Africa...

9 May 2018

Frank Gehry revises plans for Ocean Avenue Tower in Santa Monica
Frank Gehry revises plans for Ocean Avenue Tower in Santa Monica

Frank Gehry has released an updated version of plans for his new Ocean Avenue Tower in Santa Monica, California...

8 May 2018

Studio Gang unveils plans for its first curvy LA tower
Studio Gang unveils plans for its first curvy LA tower

US architecture firm Studio Gang has unveiled plans for its new tower in Los Angeles, featuring a curvaceous form...

7 May 2018

Thorsten Deckler calls on young architects to put themselves on the map
Thorsten Deckler calls on young architects to put themselves on the map

Keynote speaker at the recent 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards, Thorsten Deckler invited young architects to put themselves on the map...

3 May 2018

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Making cities cooler is a no brainer - so why are we doing so little about it?

You walk through a park in a city on a warm day, then cross out to a narrow street lined with tall buildings...

By Tiziana Susca and Francesco Pomponi 2 May 2018

SA's 2018 Saint-Gobain MultiComfort House Students Contest winners revealed
SA's 2018 Saint-Gobain MultiComfort House Students Contest winners revealed

Vahin Parmananda and Mthokozisi Sibisi from the University of KwaZulu-Natal were selected by a panel of industry experts as the local winning team...

25 Apr 2018

Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal traders
Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal traders

Setsing Crescent in Phuthaditjaba is being transformed into Maluti Crescent...

24 Apr 2018

Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards
Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards

Minnaar's thesis impressed the judges with its insightful way of tackling quintessentially South African issues...

19 Apr 2018

When in a mall's lifecycle should refurbishments be done?
When in a mall's lifecycle should refurbishments be done?

There are a number of reasons why mall refurbishments are done - keeping up with current shopping centre trends, retail formats that erode traffic...

12 Apr 2018

These are the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards winners
These are the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards winners

Chris Soal was recently announced the overall winner of the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards...

10 Apr 2018

L-R: Finalists Renée Amelia Minnaar, Margeaux Adams, and Reply Mahlangu
Finalists for the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award

Each of the regional winners in the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards has been judged top of their tertiary institution and will compete against each other for the top prize of R50,000...

9 Apr 2018

Habitat Apartments
Nairobi's Habitat Apartments design rethinks the vertical village concept

Originally envisaged as a long-stay apartment-hotel, the design brief for Habitat Apartments in Nairobi, Kenya was of a tall building that maximised the development potential, while containing excavation and foundation costs...

5 Apr 2018

Residential units in Sandton Gate development to launch second quarter of 2018
Residential units in Sandton Gate development to launch second quarter of 2018

Craft Homes has announced that the first phase of 140 apartments within Sandton Gate development - a mixed-use precinct - will be launching in the second quarter of 2018...

4 Apr 2018

People stroll along Moshoeshoe Street in Emfuleni. Photo: Darya Maslova
City streets: why South Africa should design more people-friendly spaces

Streets have many purposes. They carry traffic. They're conduits for electrical, telephone and water services to homes and businesses...

By Alexandra Parker 4 Apr 2018

Westbury Clinic
Clinic scoops global design award

A R23m South Africa health facility has won first prize in the Health Completed Buildings at the Berlin World Architecture Festival Awards.

3 Apr 2018

People stroll along Moshoeshoe Street in Emfuleni. Darya Maslova
City streets: why South Africa should design more people-friendly spaces

Streets have many purposes. They carry traffic. They're conduits for electrical, telephone and water services to homes and businesses; below ground, they provide sewer and storm water networks. They have another crucial use too...

By Alexandra Parker 26 Mar 2018

#AZA18: 'Future of our cities is the future of our humanity'
#AZA18: 'Future of our cities is the future of our humanity'

Themed WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience, ArchitectureZA 2018 (#AZA18) plans to engage the changing role of architects in the built environment and architects' obligations to the public...

20 Mar 2018

Louise Brukman wins Corobrik’s Most Innovative Final Year Landscape Architecture Award 2017
UCT student awarded Corobrik's Most Innovative Final Year Landscape Architecture Award 2017

Following the Knysna fires of 2017 that nearly destroyed her family home, former University of Cape Town master's student Louise Brukman was inspired to explore landscape architectural solutions that could prevent this kind of disaster...

20 Mar 2018

Images: Bonzai Photography
R350m Regency Apartment Hotel to cater to the busy Menlyn district

Luxury lifestyle development, the Regency Apartment Hotel located in the bustling Menlyn Node, has entered a key construction phase and is due for completion in June 2018...

19 Mar 2018

Empower Shack long-listed for RIBA International Prize
Empower Shack long-listed for RIBA International Prize

Located in Khayelitsha, Empower Shack - an Urban Think-Tank project - has been long-listed for the 2018 Royal Institute of British Architects International Prize...

12 Mar 2018

Margeaux Adams
Margeaux Adams to represent Wits at annual architecture awards

Margeaux Adams has been named the University of Witwatersrand regional winner of the 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award...

9 Mar 2018

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