Construction Trends 2020

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Counterspace to design London's 2020 Serpentine Pavilion
Counterspace to design London's 2020 Serpentine Pavilion

Johannesburg-based architecture practice Counterspace, directed by the all-women team of Sumayya Vally, Sarah de Villiers and Amina Kaskar, has been selected to design the 2020 Serpentine Pavilion...

13 Feb 2020

3 local projects in contention for ArchDaily's Building of the Year Awards
3 local projects in contention for ArchDaily's Building of the Year Awards

Residential apartment block, Axis; art museum, Norval Foundation; and the V&A Waterfront's urban park, Battery Park are all up for nomination in ArchDaily's 2020 Building of the Year Awards...

7 Feb 2020

Entries open for 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award
Entries open for 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award

The 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award is now open for entries. All practitioners, including architects, engineers, project managers and designers of sustainable solutions, are invited to enter...

31 Jan 2020

2020 competition to design emergency operations centre in Africa launched
2020 competition to design emergency operations centre in Africa launched

The Balouo Salo non-profit organisation has launched the 2020 edition of the Kaira Looro Competition which aims to design an emergency operations centre for the resolution of humanitarian emergencies in Africa...

27 Jan 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain
#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain

This week, we go behind the selfie with Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2020

Final call to enter $2m LafargeHolcim Awards
Final call to enter $2m LafargeHolcim Awards

Entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction will close on 25 February...

14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 5 key architectural and sustainable initiative trends
#BizTrends2020: 5 key architectural and sustainable initiative trends

On a micro and macro level, the world focus for 2020 and beyond is a growing commitment towards the environment and sustainable energy...

By Bouwer Serfontein 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Pioneering immersive design
#BizTrends2020: Pioneering immersive design

Rapidly changing technology such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is not only having an impact on the architecture industry, but interior design and fit-out as well.

By Emily Clark 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's new wave architecture
#BizTrends2020: Africa's new wave architecture

We are entering a new phase in the history of African architecture. A period defined by African architects who are moved by cultural nuances and societal needs...

By Chris Malan 9 Jan 2020

Woods Bagot unveils design for Adelaide Central Market
Woods Bagot unveils design for Adelaide Central Market

Woods Bagot has unveiled its winning design for a new central market in Adelaide, Australia...

3 Jan 2020

Atelier Tao+C converts old building into capsule hotel in China
Atelier Tao+C converts old building into capsule hotel in China

Chinese design firm Atelier Tao+C has transformed an old building into a capsule hotel that is wrapped by corrugated polycarbonate panels to open up the structure and create an "airy" building...

2 Jan 2020

Mexico builds world's first 3D-printed community houses
Mexico builds world's first 3D-printed community houses

New Story, a non-profit organisation offering pioneering solutions to end global homelessness, has announced that the world's first 3D-printed community is officially being built and it has revealed the first set of homes in Mexico...

30 Dec 2019

Naruse Inokuma Architects reinvents capsule hotel experience
Naruse Inokuma Architects reinvents capsule hotel experience

Tokyo-based architecture studio Naruse Inokuma Architects has designed a new capsule hotel in Osaka, Japan, pushing the boundaries of traditional capsule hotels with more functionality, a rich comfort and staying experience...

27 Dec 2019

COBE creates giant rhomboid roof for new Adidas' HQ in Germany
COBE creates giant rhomboid roof for new Adidas' HQ in Germany

COBE has released photographs of its new building for Adidas' new headquarters in the southern German town of Herzogenaurach, Germany...

23 Dec 2019

San Sereno takes second place in international architecture design competition
San Sereno takes second place in international architecture design competition

Located in Bryanston, Johannesburg, the San Sereno retirement community has won second place in two categories in the sixth annual US-based Senior Housing (SHN) Architecture and Design Awards...

17 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Construction & Engineering
#BestofBiz 2019: Construction & Engineering

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content...

17 Dec 2019

Annemie Vermeulen wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award
Annemie Vermeulen wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award

The University of Pretoria's Annemie Vermeulen is one of eight student winners of the Corobrik Regional Architecture Award...

11 Dec 2019

UFS student wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award
UFS student wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award

Stephan Diedericks from the University of the Free State has been named a winner in the Corobrik Regional Architecture Awards...

10 Dec 2019

UCT's Sebastian Hitchcock wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award
UCT's Sebastian Hitchcock wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award

Sebastian Hitchcock from the University of Cape Town has been named a regional winner in the 33rd annual Corobrik Regional Architecture Awards...

9 Dec 2019

Wits' Ian McBride wins regional Corobrik Architecture Award
Wits' Ian McBride wins regional Corobrik Architecture Award

Ian McBride from the University of the Witwatersrand has been named a regional winner of the 33rd annual Corobrik Regional Architecture Awards...

5 Dec 2019

Harvard GSD's 2020 Wheelwright Prize competition open for entries
Harvard GSD's 2020 Wheelwright Prize competition open for entries

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) has announced the 2020 cycle of the Wheelwright Prize open for entries...

29 Nov 2019

UKZN's Siyabonga Khuzwayo wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award
UKZN's Siyabonga Khuzwayo wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award

Siyabonga Khuzwayo from the University of KwaZulu-Natal has been named a winner of the Corobrik Regional Architecture Award...

28 Nov 2019

Barloworld HQ in Irene Link precinct awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Barloworld HQ in Irene Link precinct awarded 5-star Green Star rating

The first building to be completed in the mixed-use Irene Link precinct in Centurion, the Barloworld Automotive and Logistics head office has been awarded a five-star Green Star SA Design Rating v1.1...

27 Nov 2019

De Jager Booysen a regional winner in Corobrik Architecture Awards
De Jager Booysen a regional winner in Corobrik Architecture Awards

De Jager Booysen from the Tshwane University of Technology has been named a winner of the Corobrik Regional Architecture Awards...

26 Nov 2019

How a good property facelift can do wonders
How a good property facelift can do wonders

The Paragon Group recently undertook two refurbishment projects - 155 West Street and Eastgate 20...

25 Nov 2019

UJ's Senzo Mamba wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award
UJ's Senzo Mamba wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award

The University of Johannesburg's Senzo Mamba is one of eight young architects from top South African universities receiving a Corobrik Regional Architecture Award...

21 Nov 2019

Kgothatso John Malange was recently announced as the official winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2019. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Caesarstone's 2019 Student Designer, Kgothatso John Malange

Hailing from Alexandra in Johannesburg, Kgothatso John Malange is a design force to be reckoned with and was recently announced as the official winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2019, placing him in the ranking as South Africa's most promising designer...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Nov 2019

NMU's Gideon Greyvenstein wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award
NMU's Gideon Greyvenstein wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award

Gideon Greyvenstein from Nelson Mandela University was recently announced the Eastern Cape regional winner of the Corobrik Regional Architecture Award...

14 Nov 2019

Studio DOTCOF creates cave-like interior spaces for Shanghai beauty salon
Studio DOTCOF creates cave-like interior spaces for Shanghai beauty salon

Shanghai-based architecture and design practice Studio DOTCOF has created a series of cave-like interior spaces for a beauty salon in Shanghai, China...

12 Nov 2019

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