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Smart cities in the time of physical distancing

When the State of Disaster was announced as the Covid-19 crisis hit South Africa, a new set of rules began to form, and with it a new set of questions and challenges...

By Bouwer Serfontein 1 day ago

Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks

The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under Level 3 lockdown...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 29 May 2020

Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools, gyms and pubs...

By Tara Hipwood 27 May 2020

Boogertman + Partners collaborate on FNB Soccer City field hospital design

Boogertman + Partners has delivered a design proposal to turn the Johannesburg FNB Soccer City Stadium into a 1,500 bed field hospital...

21 Apr 2020

Now is the ideal time to address the frustrations of 'open plan human spam'

With the almost evangelical rush to convert offices to open plan in the last 20 years, workers in South Africa and around the world are increasingly revolting against the design trend as they demand a shift away from what was once an unquestioningly popular, cost-cutting management trend...

20 Apr 2020

MIT develops mass manufacture of disposable face shields

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has started to produce mass manufacture of disposable face shields for healthcare professionals in response to Covid-19...

20 Apr 2020

HOTT3D, Africa Oil & Power team up to build hospitals in Africa

A Cape Town-based exhibition builder, together with an event organiser, offer to work with governments and private sectors across Africa to rapidly build hospital infrastructures and shelters in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic...

9 Apr 2020

Foster + Partners designs prototype for reusable face visor to fight Covid-19

Foster + Partners has created a prototype for a general-purpose prototype face visor, which is suitable for cleaning and reuse...

8 Apr 2020

New AIA task force offers insights for adapting buildings into healthcare facilities

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has launched a new task force to inform public officials, healthcare facility owners and architects on adapting buildings into temporary healthcare facilities...

3 Apr 2020

Registration open for 'De-Urbanized Epidemics' redesign competition

London-based architecture firm De-Urban Design Studio has launched a new ideas competition called 'De-Urbanized Epidemics: Re-Design of the Concept of Health in Relation to the Built Environment'...

25 Mar 2020

Ergonomics Regulations launched

Employers have a duty and responsibility to prevent occupational diseases and injuries relating to exposure to ergonomic hazards in their workplaces...

11 Mar 2020

Between care and neglect: Pretoria's grand architectural legacy

Pretoria, South Africa's capital city, contains many historical sites where government facilities have been built and developed since the mid 1800s. These often unappreciated places narrate the city's historical and ongoing political significance...

By Johan Swart 9 Mar 2020

How architect Yona Friedman used math to design utopian cities of the future

Architecture has lost a great visionary. Budapest-born French architect Yona Friedman died at age 96 on 20 February.

By Theodora Vardouli 6 Mar 2020

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