March, 2011

31 Major projects entered for 2011 Fulton Awards

Thirty-one major South African building and civil engineering projects will compete for this year’s Fulton Awards. The prestigious awards for excellence in the use of concrete are made every two years by the Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA), with the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) as anchor sponsor. There are five categories: Civil Engineering, […]

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Pietermaritzburg Colonial Building Restored

From Colonial, Cape Dutch, Indian and Oriental to Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco, the architecture of Kwa-Zulu Natal is a treasure trove of the area’s rich history and multicultural diversity. Unfortunately, over time and due to weathering as well as a lack of adequate care, a number of the province’s architecturally notable buildings have fallen […]

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Neo Dimensions Architects announcement

Neo Dimensions Architects are proud to announce that since 1 March 2011, Ben Kunz has been appointed as an Associate at Neo Dimensions Architects. Ben’s appointment confirms Neo Dimensions’ commitment to design excellence, successful project completion in terms of Budget, Quality and Program as well as good client relations and communication. Congratulations to Ben! Everyone […]

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Fanuel Motsepe

Each month, Leading Architecture puts the spotlight on an industry leader. This month we speak to Fanuel Motsepe of Motsepe Architects Q Tell us about your background I’m a South African born Motswana from Mmakau Village north-west of the City of Tshwane. Born in 1967 I went to boarding school at a Coloured Catholic School […]

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Daniel van der Merwe

Each month, Leading Architecture puts the spotlight on an industry leader. This month we speak to Daniel van der Merwe, professional architect to the Cement & Concrete Institute   Q Tell us about your background. I grew up on a farm near Knysna, a background I’m thankful for as it instilled in me a love […]

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Michelle Trimborn

Each issue we quiz a South African interior designer about their past as well as the future of their profession. This month we spoke to Michelle Trimborn of Design Quarters   Q What is your background? I was born on the East Coast, in the spicy city of Durban. I learned to love all-things curry and […]

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Karyn Reynolds

Each issue we quiz a South African interior designer about their past as well as the future of their profession. This month we spoke to Karyn Reynolds of DynamicSpace Interior & Event Architecture   Q What is your background? I was born in Joburg, where I grew up. I went to school at the Art, Ballet, […]

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Cathy Jones

Each issue we quiz a South African interior designer about their past as well as the future of their profession. This month we spoke to Cathy Jones of I.Scope Interior Architects   Q What is your background? I was born in the UK but have lived in South Africa all my life, my parents having […]

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Quest for an eco-bathroom

Go green in the bathroom – your shower, your toilet and your sink can be eco-friendly bathroom fixtures – Jasmin Kraneveldt from Bathroom Bizarre shows you how...   A royal flush Old toilets can use as much as nine and a half litres of water per flush, making them the biggest water guzzlers in your […]

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The Green Building Conference and Exhibition returns

The Green Building Conference and Exhibition returns to Sandton Convention Centre in 2011 and will provide a powerful mix of international and local content for built-environment professionals and stakeholders. World renowned designers and experts will accompany South Africa’s own leaders in sustainable construction in a new extended plenary format Opportunity to attend a real-time green […]

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