According to Roman architect Vitruvius, architecture should satisfy the three principles of firmitas, utilitas and venustas or translated: durability, utility and beauty. However since the 1st century much has changed. Added to the strength, function and aesthetic of a building, architecture now has to satisfy the need for sustainability. Sustainability without compromise of the […]
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Since 1985, Eskom has been rewarding excellence in energy efficiency with their eta Awards. These prestigious awards recognise exceptional effort in the more efficient use of energy by businesses, industry and even individuals, encouraging people all over the country, in whatever capacity, to do their part in contributing to a “greener” world. The independent […]
Coinciding with its 40th anniversary celebrations, the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) has announced that its 2012 Awards for Excellence competition will be run on an entirely new basis. Unlike in the past when the competition categories were product-based, this year the emphasis is on the core values and standards on which precast concrete products […]
Situated between lush vineyards of the Cape Winelands at the foot of the majestic Simonsberg mountains, Nuutgevonden – which literally translates to “newly discovered” – offers property buyers an unrivalled opportunity to enjoy the unique lifestyle offered by the second oldest town in South Africa. Steeped in rich history and adorned with fine examples of […]
Upcoming event: Decorex Joburg 8th – 12th August 2012 Gallagher Convention Centre For more information, visit www.decorex.co.za
Upcoming event: Decorex Cape Town 26th – 29th April 2012 CTICC For more information, visit www.decorex.co.za
Upcoming event: Decorex Durban 21st – 25th March 2012 Durban Exhibition Centre For more information, visit www.decorex.co.za
The use of wood in interiors is becoming increasingly popular and expanding to include wooden products that are suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. In this article we explore, among other topics, the latest uses of wood in interiors Q Have you noticed any innovative or interesting uses for […]
“The Future African City” is the theme of the fifth annual Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) Architectural Sustainable Design Competition. Daniel van der Merwe, architect at C&CI, says the purpose of the competition is to promote the innovative use of concrete in providing sustainable environments. “C&CI wants to stimulate fresh thinking that produces […]
Dr Chris Mulder, one South Africa’s foremost land planners and urban designers and a highly innovative property developer, is to receive the highest honour awarded by his alma mater, Texas A&M University, one of the largest Universities in the United States, at a gala occasion and ceremony on April 26. Past recipients of the […]
In This Issue
- Hyundai Offices by HLA Architects
- Hansgrohe offices and showrooms by Paragon Architects
- Bakery for the Emtongeni Community Centre by Architecture for a Change
- Sony and Jacaranda FM offices by Empowered Spaces Architects
- Nico van der Meulen Architects
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