SVA International architects wraps up construction of the first dedicated, modern library for Kareedouw

THE INCREASING NEED FOR ART IN PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE

On a blistering day in the small Eastern Cape town of Kareedouw, about 50 pupils from three of the area’s main schools packed into the current cramped municipal library. (more…)

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100% Design South Africa has matured into Africa’s premier exhibition and sourcing platform for high-end contemporary design.

100% DESIGN SOUTH AFRICA COMES FULL CIRCLE IN 2017

From being a fledging show in 2014, 100% Design South Africa has matured into Africa’s premier exhibition and sourcing platform for high-end contemporary design. (more…)

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Gauteng Institute for Architecture and Marley Building Systems award bursaries

New GIFA award bursaries worth R150 000

In a joint venture bursary programme between the Gauteng Institute for Architecture (GIFA) and Marley Building Systems, six deserving architectural students from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have been awarded bursaries to the value of R150 000. (more…)

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Saint-Gobain Gyproc new lead-free board protection system, Xroc

SAINT-GOBAIN LAUNCHES CERTIFIED X-RAY PROTECTION SYSTEM

Saint-Gobain Gyproc prides itself in providing innovative solutions for a variety of construction challenges including growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. (more…)

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Southern Guild will open its new flagship venue at the V&A Waterfront Silo District in Cape Town this June, with its inaugural exhibition celebrating the most lauded local design heroes.

Southern Guild opens new gallery with inaugural show of SA’s design stalwarts

Southern Guild, Africa’s only design gallery representing collectable, limited-edition work from the continent, will open its new flagship venue at the V&A Waterfront Silo District in Cape Town this June, with its inaugural exhibition celebrating the most lauded local design heroes. (more…)

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MESH Members Club in the Rosebank Keyes Art Mile.

StudioA’s MESH Members Club design shortlisted for International Hotel & Property Award

International award winning, boutique interior architecture firm based out of Johannesburg, South Africa – StudioA has been shortlisted for an esteemed International Hotel & Property Award. (more…)

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The Fourleaf residential estate achieves EDGE resource-efficiency standard

First final EDGE certification for residential development in Africa

Fourleaf Estate became the first residential development in Africa to receive certification for achieving the EDGE resource-efficiency standard in May this year. Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) handed over the certificate to Similan, the property developer for Fourleaf, at a ceremony at Mutual Park, Pinelands.  (more…)

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One of East London’s leading architectural firms, TCN Architects, has designed the city’s first premium lifestyle estate – Olivewood Private Estate and Golf Club – with sustainability as its central design philosophy.

ECO-CONSCIOUS DESIGN AT EAST LONDON’S OLIVEWOOD ESTATE

According to a study carried out by US construction think tank Dodge Data and Analytics, South Africans are increasingly choosing to invest in properties that have been designed to limit their environmental impact. This has seen a rise in the number of buildings that are being developed using green construction solutions, such as those designed […]

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Architects and engineers needed to design a hospital for children with severe burn injuries in Francistown, Botswana

DESIGN A HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN WITH SEVERE BURN INJURIES

Places of Miracles (Chishamiso), which is the name of the children’s hospital that the charity Children of Fire is intending to build, will be a 50-bed burns children hospital that will cater for the health needs of children from various parts of Africa who cannot afford specialised surgeries. Chishamiso will be located in Francistown Botswana […]

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MziwoxoloMakalima was Overall Winner And Sculpture Winner in the PPC Imaginarium Awards

The 2017 PPC Imaginarium Awards Winners And Runner-UpS

South Africa’s most supportive art and design competition, the PPC Imaginarium Awards, announced its Overall Winner, Category Winners and Runners-up at a gala event hosted on 18 May 2017 at the UJ Art Gallery in Johannesburg. The winners were selected from the competition’s 55 finalists who submitted their concrete art and design works across the […]

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