SAIA president Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa explains the role that architects and designers should play in implementing sustainable architecture practices to help solve critical issues in South Africa, including affordable housing.

SUSTAINABILITY A KEY DRIVER IN THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN SOUTH AFRICA

Buildings are crucial to the well-being of people, and designers and architects have the responsibility to ensure that sustainable solutions are placed at the forefront of any potential new project. (more…)

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Architect Wynand Tromp argues that it is our responsibility as architects and designers to specify carbon neutral materials in our projects.

FIGHTING THE FIRE

“I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is”. Greta Thunberg (more…)

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ARRCC has been awarded Interior Design Firm of the Year – South Africa, in the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2020.

ARRCC AWARDED INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM OF THE YEAR – SOUTH AFRICA

ARRCC, acclaimed South African studio specialising in interior architecture, interior design and décor, has been awarded Interior Design Firm of the Year – South Africa, in the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2020. (more…)

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Hansgrohe’s training initiative enables tradespeople and architects to earn Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points online.

EARNING POINTS UNDER LOCKDOWN

As was the case with most companies, lockdown measures have had an effect on hansgrohe’s day-to-day operations. But National Training Manager, Tiaan Pienaar, has not let that stand in the way of helping tradespeople and architects rack up the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points they need to stay ahead in their businesses. (more…)

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Family-owned Stellenbosch wine estate Quoin Rock has been transformed into a masterful architectural undertaking by architect Julia Gaiduk.

WINE AND DESIGN

Architect Julia Gaiduk has transformed Quoin Rock Wine Estate into one of the most masterful architectural undertakings in the Cape Winelands. The family-owned Stellenbosch estate has recently reopened after two years of reconstruction. This reinvention lies in the seamless blend of exterior landscape with magnificent interior space. Symbolism was a driving force of the reconstruction project, with […]

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The Paragon Group is hosting an online CPD masterclass entitled ‘Designing Towards a Healthy Built Environment’ in a webinar at 10:00 on Tuesday 4 August.

CPD MASTERCLASS ON HEALTHY-BUILDING DESIGN

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. “Predictions are that we will definitely see more large-scale outbreaks of epidemics in future. This is therefore something well worth paying careful attention to,” cautions Paragon Group Director Estelle Meiring. […]

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Philippe Starck’s new ME by Starck range for Duravit satisfies the desire for pure aesthetics while achieving the greatest possible range of individual design possibilities.

DURAVIT’S ME BY STARCK RANGE PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON INDIVIDUALITY

Minimalist design is the art of focusing on the essentials. It is the ability to lend a sensuous essence to elementary items while placing the individual and their sense of style at the focal point. It is a challenge that calls for Philippe Starck. With his new ME by Starck range for Duravit, the French […]

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The undulating form of the new pavilion over the northern terrace at the Country Club Johannesburg in Auckland Park, designed by Rebel Base Collective, adds to the layered conversation of the club’s architectural heritage.

THE OAK PAVILION AT CCJ

On one level, the new pavilion over the open terrace along the northern elevation of the clubhouse at the Country Club Johannesburg in Auckland Park, designed by Rebel Base Collective, simply creates a comfortable canopy to activate the terrace. But, at the same time, it had to carry out a complex conversation about heritage and […]

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The difficulties of accessing remote sites, combined with the challenge posed by flight and travel restrictions due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, will result in a fundamental shift in the South African construction industry towards adopting digital assets.

AECOM FOCUSES ON DIGITAL DELIVERY TO NAVIGATE THE COVID-19 CRISIS

The difficulties of accessing remote sites, combined with the challenge posed by flight and travel restrictions due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, will result in a fundamental shift in the South African construction industry towards adopting digital assets. With many projects shuttered as a result of the lockdown, the industry is likely to adopt remote […]

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Bushtec Creations have in-house design teams who can design bespoke African bush tented camps, Safari tented lodges to luxurious desert tented camps or even tropical tented resorts.

INHOUSE DESIGN FOR TENTED CAMPS

Before December 2019, most of us knew Corona as a beer or, within the design circles, as a render tool. Life was planned according to your schedule and one could hop on a plane or drive to where the road took you. (more…)

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