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UKZN's Neeshailin Naicker selected regional winner in 34th Corobrik architectural awards
UKZN's Neeshailin Naicker selected regional winner in 34th Corobrik architectural awardsArticle

Neeshailin Naicker from the University of KwaZulu-Natal has been selected as a regional winner in the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards...

21 Apr 2021

Covid-19 to reshape building design as we know it
Covid-19 to reshape building design as we know itArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has generated renewed focus on health and wellness when it comes to where and how we work and live...

25 Mar 2021

Cities like Lagos need building designs that don't just copy global styles
Cities like Lagos need building designs that don't just copy global stylesArticle

Covered in glass, the former IMB Plaza building in Lagos stood as an example of the influence of international design styles on the Nigerian commercial capital's architecture...

Dr Anthony Ogbuokiri and Dr Emmanuel Manu 14 Sep 2020

Free CPD-accredited digital opportunity for building industry
Free CPD-accredited digital opportunity for building industryArticle

dmg events will be providing a free, three-day CPD-accredited digital learning experience for members of the building industry from the 15-17 September...

3 Sep 2020

Building design trends - how Covid-19 is driving an important shift
Building design trends - how Covid-19 is driving an important shiftArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is driving important shifts in designing spaces within buildings, according to Yovka Raytcheva-Schaap, associate, environmentally sustainable design (ESD) consulting and project management at Zutari...

24 Aug 2020

Paragon Group explores healthy-building design in masterclass
Paragon Group explores healthy-building design in masterclassArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the health of our built environment, with increased attention and concern at preventing the spreading of pathogens...

20 Jul 2020

Algorithms are designing better buildings
Algorithms are designing better buildingsArticle

When giant blobs began appearing on city skylines around the world in the late 1980s and 1990s, it marked not an alien invasion...

Silvio Carta 19 Jun 2020

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The new architectural frontier: buildings and their microbiomesArticle

As we grow to better understand the microorganisms in built environments - and what dynamics support their survival - we will be able to design and engineer buildings for better health...

Jako Nice 12 Jun 2020

Exxaro head office awarded first WELL certification in Africa
Exxaro head office awarded first WELL certification in AfricaArticle

Developed by Growthpoint Properties, the Exxaro head office in Centurion is the first building in South Africa to achieve Silver Level WELL certification for Core and Shell by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)...

12 May 2020

The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 world
The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 worldArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown has offered us an unexpected opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the planet, and the insurmountable evidence of climate change and its impact on our everyday life...

Brett Chrystal 11 May 2020

Buildings have their own microbiomes - we're striving to make them healthy places
Buildings have their own microbiomes - we're striving to make them healthy placesArticle

Architects and building engineers strive to create safe, productive places where humans can live and work...

Kevin Van den Wymelenberg, Leslie Dietz, Mark Fretz 21 Apr 2020

Heritage Western Cape slams River Club development plan
Heritage Western Cape slams River Club development planArticle

Heritage Western Cape has slammed the study on which the developers based their proposed R4bn property development at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town...

Steve Kretzmann 20 Feb 2020

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date
Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by dateArticle

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you're a bit highfalutin, deconstruction...

Norman Day 21 Jan 2020

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

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

Bouwer Serfontein 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returns
#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returnsArticle

There is a direct link between the stability of an economy and ongoing development - and currently, the local construction and property industries are undeniably experiencing a lull...

Johan Piekaar 2 Jan 2020

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

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 AwardArticle

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 AwardArticle

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 AwardArticle

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

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

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 ratingArticle

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 AwardsArticle

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

26 Nov 2019

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

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

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

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

14 Nov 2019

Construction begins on R6bn Castle Gate precinct in Pretoria
Construction begins on R6bn Castle Gate precinct in PretoriaArticle

Development of the first phase of the multi-billion-rand Castle Gate mixed-use precinct in Pretoria is under way...

7 Oct 2019

Antireality designs futuristic summer villa featuring infinity pool as water façade
Antireality designs futuristic summer villa featuring infinity pool as water façadeArticle

Antireality, a company focusing on a conceptual world built on the basis of abstract ideas about reality, has designed a tubular summer villa, called Blue House, located on a rocky cliff...

3 Oct 2019

The case for a net zero emissions economy
The case for a net zero emissions economyArticle

Following the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, a number of European countries have made commitments to move to a net zero emissions economy...

Brett Chrystal 2 Oct 2019

Foster + Partners releases greenery-enhanced design for Shanghai Luye Lilan Hospital
Foster + Partners releases greenery-enhanced design for Shanghai Luye Lilan HospitalArticle

Foster + Partners, in partnership with Luye Medical and Cleveland Clinic, has released its design for a greenery-enhanced hospital in Shanghai, China's New Hong Qiao International Medical Center (IMC) campus...

25 Sep 2019

AECOM's Kim Timm wins Mentor of the Year
AECOM's Kim Timm wins Mentor of the YearArticle

AECOM's Kim Timm has been named Mentor of the Year at the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Aon Engineering Excellence Awards...

9 Sep 2019

4IR, employment shifts drive new real estate trends
4IR, employment shifts drive new real estate trendsArticle

As the economic and growth data of the country continues to paint a bleak picture, it also tells the story of employment and entrepreneurial shifts driving new trends in terms of where we live and work...

Craig Francis, Mike Moran and Frances Gray-Mnukwana 12 Aug 2019

From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SA
From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SAArticle

Legaro Properties is no stranger to the green building industry with the lifestyle and commercial property developer scooping last year's GBCSA Award for highest rated green building in South Africa for its 78 Corlett Drive development in Melrose North, Johannesburg...

Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2019

Exxaro's new Centurion headquarters complete
Exxaro's new Centurion headquarters completeArticle

Exxaro's new R600m head office in Pretoria is complete and, over a three-month period, will relocate all its operations to the new building, which can accommodate up to 1,000 staff members...

11 Jun 2019

The future of co-working space in South Africa
The future of co-working space in South AfricaArticle

The co-working space in South Africa has seen tremendous growth over the years since its inception in early 2000...

Andrew Utterson 21 May 2019

NIGC Gas Urban Plaza International Competition winners announced
NIGC Gas Urban Plaza International Competition winners announcedArticle

The winners in the NIGC Gas Urban Plaza International Competition in Tehran, Iran have been announced...

4 Mar 2019

How VR, AR tech in architecture allows for a better understanding of design proposals
How VR, AR tech in architecture allows for a better understanding of design proposalsArticle

As virtual reality technology in architecture evolves to the point where multiple people can partake in the same VR session, clients are allowed a better understanding of design proposals...

31 Jan 2019

How will the Carbon Tax affect mobility in South Africa?
How will the Carbon Tax affect mobility in South Africa?Article

It is a new year filled with promise and new opportunities to address our increasing climate challenges...

Songo Didiza 18 Jan 2019

KPF unveils design for its spiraling Tel Aviv tower
KPF unveils design for its spiraling Tel Aviv towerArticle

Global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has unveiled the design for its spiraling tower, which will be the tallest building of Tel Aviv upon its completion...

8 Jan 2019

10 hotly anticipated buildings set to be completed in 2019
10 hotly anticipated buildings set to be completed in 2019Article

While leaving behind all the celebrations after 2018, The editors at World Architecture Community took a quick glance at some buildings expected to be completed in the new year...

3 Jan 2019

3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildings
3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildingsArticle

Construction is one of the largest industries in the world economy - worth A$10tn globally...

Jay Sanjayan 14 Nov 2018

The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block constructionArticle

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap...

Kelly Vinett 14 Nov 2018

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How the construction sector's moving towards greener building techniquesArticle

Green building and sustainability are words that remain at the forefront of conversations for many South Africans...

Jolene Blundell 12 Oct 2018

Digital transformation is the key to healthcare in Africa
Digital transformation is the key to healthcare in AfricaArticle

The benefits of the digital revolution to the healthcare sector in Africa are enormous...

2 Oct 2018

Rooftop solar installation at Black River Park in Cape Town
The rise of customer centri(cities) in South AfricaArticle

Last month I was invited to present the benefits of the green economy to over 50 mayors as part of a themed panel discussion on 'Municipal finances as a catalyst for the local economy'...

Songo Didiza 28 Sep 2018

Laura Swanepoel, head of healthcare, building services, WSP
Custom designing healthcare for AfricaArticle

There is no doubt that improving access to healthcare in Africa is a massive task...

11 Sep 2018

The feed processors' approach to salmonella
The feed processors' approach to salmonellaArticle

One of the most common practices for the control of salmonella in feed products was the use of formaldehyde as a feed additive. However, the EU Commission has recently voted to ban the use of formaldehyde for this purpose (EU 2018/183)...

25 Jul 2018

Samrand keeps its cool
Samrand keeps its coolArticle

Despite the sweltering summer heat in Gauteng in recent years, the Samrand data centre has literally kept its cool with an average annual PUE of 1.2 over three years.

Issued by xneelo 18 Jul 2018

MIT scientist creates multi-functional mass timber longhouse
MIT scientist creates multi-functional mass timber longhouseArticle

MIT research scientist and architect John Klein has created a mass timber building prototype for shared communal spaces...

12 Jul 2018

What to look forward to at Frigair 2018
What to look forward to at Frigair 2018Article

The triennial HEVAC&R trade exhibition, Frigair Expo, will be held at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg from 6 to 8 June 2018...

29 May 2018

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

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

4 May 2018

Why people should be at the centre when designing and delivering buildings of the future
Why people should be at the centre when designing and delivering buildings of the futureArticle

Designers often get so caught up in the technology involved in buildings of the future, that they forget who a building is ultimately designed for: people...

4 May 2018

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