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SA architect Handre de la Rey's concrete sunglasses launch to market
SA architect Handre de la Rey's concrete sunglasses launch to market

Concrete sunglasses have for the first time been made available for commercial retail. The designer behind the range is South African architect Handre de la Rey...

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AHEC Seed to Seat Initiative to be displayed in CT
AHEC Seed to Seat Initiative to be displayed in CT

The American Hardwood Export Council's 'Seed to Seat' furniture collaborative will be displayed at Young Blood Gallery in Cape Town from 20 November to 20 December...

17 Nov 2017

Inhouse designs new interior for Hartlief Gardens
Inhouse designs new interior for Hartlief Gardens

Design studio, Inhouse, recently created the design concept for meat manufacturing company Harlief Deli's newly revamped branch in Gardens Shopping Centre in Cape Town...

16 Nov 2017

Pearson Conservatory in decay despite upgrade
Pearson Conservatory in decay despite upgrade

Six years after the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality spent R5.5m renovating the Pearson Conservatory at St George's Park, the historical building is falling apart...

By Devon Koen 15 Nov 2017

How Cape Town found a creative solution to reusing a 90-year old grain elevator
How Cape Town found a creative solution to reusing a 90-year old grain elevator

The Cape Town grain elevator, originally built by the government in Table Bay Harbour over 90 years ago, has recently opened as the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)...

By David Worth 7 Nov 2017

Port Elizabeth Opera House
PE firm recognised for work on Opera House, Campanile and Mendi centre

Raking in the accolades, The Matrix cc Urban Designers and Architects recently received three awards from the South African Institute of Architecture - Eastern Cape...

By Devon Koen 30 Oct 2017

GIBB scoops top prize in 2017 Top 500 Awards
GIBB scoops top prize in 2017 Top 500 Awards

Black-owned engineering and architecture consulting company GIBB has been ranked number one in the consulting engineers sector in the 2017 Top 500 Awards...

25 Oct 2017

Abland to restore old Loftus "Sinbin"
Abland to restore old Loftus "Sinbin"

Adjacent to Loftus Versfeld, where once stood the infamous Sinbin, Abland is developing Loftus Park, a new mixed-use precinct...

23 Oct 2017

Engineers could learn a lot from dance when designing urban transport
Engineers could learn a lot from dance when designing urban transport

There is little more important for the sustainability of cities than the ways we move around them...

By John Bingham-Hall 20 Oct 2017

Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world
Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world

As balconies bristle with tree branches and sunshine dapples the leaves of thousands of plants, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest...

9 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Jeremy Stewart
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Jeremy Stewart

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Oct 2017

Invoking debate - Q&A with Zeitz MOCAA curator Mark Coetzee
Invoking debate - Q&A with Zeitz MOCAA curator Mark Coetzee

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art has seen well over the estimated amount of visitors stream through its doors since opening this past Heritage Weekend and executive director and chief curator Mark Coetzee predicts that interest and traffic will only increase.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Oct 2017

SAOTA completes first LA project
SAOTA completes first LA project

Cape Town-based architecture firm SAOTA recently completed its first Los Angeles project, 900 Stradella, currently on the market for $45m (R595m)...

3 Oct 2017

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Winchester Mansions entering a new chapter with refurbishment

Winchester Mansions, located along the Sea Point Promenade and known for its rich historic and iconic Cape Dutch architecture, has commenced with a refurbishment of its 76 bedrooms...

2 Oct 2017

AfriLandscapes greens V&A Grain Silo Precinct
AfriLandscapes implements greening plan at V&A Grain Silo Precinct

AfriLandscapes was awarded the landscaping contract to develop and implement a greening plan at the Grain Silo Precinct at the V&A Waterfront...

2 Oct 2017

Here are the winners of the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards
Here are the winners of the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards

The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards was held on Thursday, 28 September, at the newly launched Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town...

29 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Propertuity, LOT-EK collaborate on SA's first large-scale residential container development
#InnovationMonth: Propertuity, LOT-EK collaborate on SA's first large-scale residential container development

Property developer Propertuity partnered recently with New York-based architecture firm and upcycling experts LOT-EK in creating South Africa's first large-scale residential container development, Drivelines...

By Sindy Peters 28 Sep 2017

Niharb/Flckr,
The rise of the corporate campus

"My God ... It's heaven." This was the thought Mae Holland had on her first tour of The Circle's campus...

By Agustin Chevez and DJ Huppatz 26 Sep 2017

Zeitz MOCAA opens at V&A
Zeitz MOCAA opens at V&A

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) was officially unveiled to the public at the V&A Waterfront's Silo District...

26 Sep 2017

Lagos' Wooden Tower presents an alternative to the city's reliance upon concrete
Lagos' Wooden Tower presents an alternative to the city's reliance upon concrete

The unique wooden structure maximises daylight and natural ventilation...

By Lindsay Samson 20 Sep 2017

Yuppiechef to open first physical store
Yuppiechef to open first physical store

Online kitchenware retailer, Yuppiechef, has announced the launch of its first brick and mortar store signaling the start of its omnichannel journey...

19 Sep 2017

Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl
Exploring the ethos behind Dexter Moren's bespoke design approach

The new Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl enables both business and leisure travellers of all budgets a place to explore what Cape Town has to offer...

By Robin Fredericks 18 Sep 2017

SACSC president Malcolm Horne and Nedbank Corporate Investment Banking's Robin Lockhart-Ross with Spectrum Award winner representatives from Menlyn Park Shopping Centre.
#SACSCCongress: 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards winners announced

The 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners were announced on the opening day of the SACSC Annual Congress in Cape Town...

15 Sep 2017

Trends in commercial property and the changing nature of risk
Trends in commercial property and the changing nature of risk

The business and commercial property landscape is changing as a result of mass urbanisation and population growth...

By Pieter van den Berg 15 Sep 2017

Developers need to think out of the box and see themselves as ‘city builders' - Erky Wood
Developers need to think out of the box and see themselves as ‘city builders' - Erky Wood

Erky Wood presented the third Roelof S. Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture at the Wits Planetarium on 12 September...

15 Sep 2017

The Paul Klee Centre in Bern, Switzerland, looks great, but where are the people? ,
Google architecture and what do you see? And what's a building without people?

Think about where you spend most of your day - home, your office, or university. How does this space make you feel? What do you love (or hate) about it?

By Samantha Hall 15 Sep 2017

Heidi van Eeden
Heidi van Eeden wins at Regional LafargeHolcim Awards

South African architect Heidi van Eeden was announced the winner in the Next Generation category of the Regional LafargeHolcim Awards held recently in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Sep 2017

City of Cape Town gives CTICC site expansion thumbs up
City of Cape Town gives CTICC site expansion thumbs up

The City of Cape Town's executive mayor, Patricia de Lille has conducted the final site inspection of the Cape Town International Convention Centre's (CTICC 2) expansion before contractors hand over the building...

8 Sep 2017

Tiffany Chu on redesigning the way cities build their transport routes
Tiffany Chu on redesigning the way cities build their transport routes

Over 200 cities in over 10 countries now use Remix...

By Jamie Matroos 8 Sep 2017

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