September, 2010

A bold treatment

When Massmart’s lease was due for renewal, the company, a managed portfolio of four divisions, each focused on high-volume, low-margin, low-cost distribution of mainly branded consumer goods through 290 stores, decided to construct a new building as it was running out of space for expansion Massmart is the third largest distributor of consumer goods in […]

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The AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture winners

Koop Design’s Dalton Private Reserve in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands has won the top award at the AfriSam-SAIA Awards for Sustainable Architecture. The award was made at a ceremony at Turbine Hall in Newtown as part of AZA 2010, South Africa’s first architecture mega-event which has brought together leading-edge thinkers and multi-disciplinary practitioners from around the […]

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Announcement of Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit and Awards for Excellence

The Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit and Awards for Excellence 2010 were made at a ceremony at the City Hall in Johannesburg as part of AZA 2010, South Africa’s first architecture mega-event which has brought together leading-edge thinkers and multi-disciplinary practitioners from around the globe. The Aw! ards for Excellence programme is, since 1990, the highest […]

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Nedbank Phase II awarded South Africa’s first as built Green Star SA Rating

Phase II of Nedbank’s head office has achieved another eco-friendly first. Today it was announced at the Green Building Council Convention that the development in Sandton, Johannesburg has been certified as South Africa’s first As Built Green Star SA Building under the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) Office v1 rating tool. The building […]

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Bathrooms with a twist

Two trends are currently governing much of the bathroom industry; an upsurge in the bathroom renovations market and a rethinking of the design of public ablutions. Firstly, with many homeowners feeling a financial crunch, buying a new house is out of the budget for many families. But renovations are not. The bathrooms and kitchen are […]

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