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Kommetjie's Imhoff Farm repositioned to provide mixed-use offering
Kommetjie's Imhoff Farm repositioned to provide mixed-use offeringArticle

Despite construction slowing down during the national Covid-19 lockdown, renovation and restoration work on the 277-year-old Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie progressed with several new retail offerings and attractions...

7 Sep 2020

dhk marries historical, contemporary influences at 32 on Kloof
dhk marries historical, contemporary influences at 32 on KloofArticle

Originally constructed in 1922 by architecture firm Parker & Forsyth for the United Tobacco Companies Limited (UTC), 32 on Kloof once housed the company's administration department...

30 Jul 2020

SAOTA, Jaco Booyens Architect win gold in Domus Restoration and Conservation Award
SAOTA, Jaco Booyens Architect win gold in Domus Restoration and Conservation AwardArticle

SAOTA and Jaco Booyens Architect won the gold medal at the seventh edition of the International Domus Restoration and Conservation Award in Italy...

3 Jul 2020

Of landmarks and brand marks
Of landmarks and brand marksArticle

Terry Levin asks if the same principles were applied to the renovation of heritage brand marks as heritage landmarks, what criteria could be used to evaluate them?

Terry Levin, Issued by Off the Shelf marketing 19 Feb 2019

Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape Town
Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape TownArticle

Created out of two restored heritage buildings, it's the first hotel in Cape Town to join the Design Hotels group...

23 Jan 2019

Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers
Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developersArticle

Even through South Africa's technical recession and the Western Cape drought, foreign tourism rose by 2.4% in 2017, building on a 12.8% increase in 2016...

21 Dec 2018

Herzog & De Meuron converts Hong Kong police station into arts complex
Herzog & De Meuron converts Hong Kong police station into arts complexArticle

Swiss firm Herzog & De Meuron has completed a new arts complex in Hong Kong after a 12-year-long heritage conservation and revitalisation process...

4 Jun 2018

Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour
Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tourArticle

The V&A Waterfront has launched a free audio walking tour, giving visitors insight into the history of the property and its evolution from an industrial port to one of the country's top attractions...

Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Apr 2018

Sustainable re-use and recycling work for heritage buildings and places too
Sustainable re-use and recycling work for heritage buildings and places tooArticle

The desire to preserve the special character and historical significance of unique places and buildings is at the heart of heritage preservation...

Jason Byrne and Tony Matthews 4 Dec 2017

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

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...

Devon Koen 15 Nov 2017

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

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

23 Oct 2017

What are an owner's property rights where the property is more than 60 years old?
What are an owner's property rights where the property is more than 60 years old?Article

The court's ruling in the case of Gees v Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape and Others may have significant consequences for property owners seeking to develop buildings over 60 years old...

Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Dee-dee Qolohle 10 Oct 2017

Developer Himat Ramsugit (left) and SVA architect and heritage specialist Bryan Wintermeyer inspect Murray Mansions in Albany Road, Port Elizabeth.
Protecting SA's heritage a financial strategy - expertArticle

According to architect and heritage practitioner Bryan Wintermeyer, given the negative publicity surrounding the principle and process of preserving South Africa's historical buildings, it may be time to change the conversation around how we define and value our national heritage...

14 Jun 2016

Durban's Point Precinct gets contemporary building
Durban's Point Precinct gets contemporary buildingArticle

The first new building in Mahatma Gandhi Road (Point Rd) in decades, the R80m new Lion Match Company head office includes...

26 May 2016

Propertuity purchases historic buildings in Johannesburg CBD
Propertuity purchases historic buildings in Johannesburg CBDArticle

Development company Propertuity has purchased four connected retail buildings situated at 66-72 Pritchard Street, Johannesburg...

2 Dec 2015

Future trends of intelligent buildings
Future trends of intelligent buildingsArticle

Steve Coster and Ben Crosby recently shared their views on changes in the way intelligent buildings operate and trends in the way they function...

23 Jun 2015

Cape Quarter tenant reshuffle makes way for Deloitte's new IT Innovation Centre
Cape Quarter tenant reshuffle makes way for Deloitte's new IT Innovation CentreArticle

Through a creative reshuffle of tenants at the Cape Quarter, Spire Property Management has succeeded in creating additional lettable space within this increasingly popular centre...

9 Jun 2015

Françoise Henderson
Project management - the key to successful localisationArticle

Companies that enter new geographies often localise their offering to acknowledge local realities. Translation is a key component of that.

Françoise Henderson 19 May 2014

Cape Quarter mixed-use centre attracting top tenants
Cape Quarter mixed-use centre attracting top tenantsArticle

The Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, situated in Green Point, Cape Town, has recently undergone several changes and has experienced rapid regeneration through the efforts of managing agents Spire Property Management and the owners of the building, the Tower Property Fund. Among the changes is a new line-up of retail and office tenants.

21 Feb 2014

Historical Het Gesticht museum restored
Historical Het Gesticht museum restoredArticle

Het Gesticht, an old slave church in Paarl in the Boland, today is a museum that serves as a symbol of reconciliation between the communities that were driven apart by the draconian laws of the past. Two centuries on since its construction, the building has recently undergone external redecoration and repairs.

14 Oct 2013

KZN legislature rejects reports on revamp of officeArticle

The KwaZulu-Natal Legislature has rejected as "false" media reports that the Legislature intends to spend a whopping R9m on revamping the office of the Speaker.

Bhekisisa Mncube 22 May 2013

Newtown's big hole for a big centre
Newtown's big hole for a big centreArticle

The big hole being dug in Newtown is the start of a R1.2bn retail and office development incorporating some of Johannesburg's most historic buildings according to The Star.

7 May 2013

[Design Indaba 2013] Design in context (part II)
[Design Indaba 2013] Design in context (part II)Article

Stuck away at the far end of Africa, Design Indaba provides some much-needed perspective on our craft. Nothing replenishes a jaded inspiration better than an annual shot of pure cultural energy from New York's design elite.

Terry Levin 4 Mar 2013

Small hotel, big experience: 10 out of 10
Small hotel, big experience: 10 out of 10Article

By winning the title of South Africa's Best Luxury Country Hotel for the second consecutive year in the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Awards, The Robertson Small Hotel has confirmed itself as a go-to destination.

Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel 2 Nov 2012

Shandukani Health Centre wins Colosseum AwardArticle

The former Van Niekerk Operating Theatre on the grounds of the old Hillbrow Hospital in Johannesburg has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility for maternal and child health care, now known as the Shandukani Maternal & Child Health Centre.

6 Jul 2012

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