October, 2015

The super-regional shopping centre and broader Rainbow Junction precinct are being spearheaded by the Rainbow Junction Development Company

PRETORIA TO GET R2,5-BILLION SUPER SHOPPING CENTRE

The mixed use Rainbow Junction megaproject is set to become the capital city’s beacon property development – complete with an iconic high-rise viewing tower. (more…)

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY TINA GALLAGHER

COMMUNITY SERVICE

The new Hermanus Community Day Centre attempts to embrace its users with a humane and dignified architecture, developed closely with the Department of Transport and Public Works of the Western Cape Government. The design reflects references to its context and a hierarchy of comfortable, warm, friendly and pleasant spaces internally and externally, from the intensely […]

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Classical revival of the old readers digest building

CLASSICAL REVIVAL

The old Reader’s Digest building in Cape Town has been reimagined to become home to one of the city’s leading advertising schools. We spoke to architect Renato Graca from EHH Architects who undertook the makeover of the new Vega campus. (more…)

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Paul Lapham (left) and Arthur Blake (right) - the men from Citiq who created 27Boxes.

BUILDING BLOCKS

Melville’s unique new shipping container mall, 27Boxes, is not only a novel concept – it makes economic sense on many levels too. We spoke to the developers, Citiq, about their passion for container architecture. (more…)

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The architects of the new Chevron Headquarters in Century City won the coveted Concrete Society’s Fulton Award for Architectural Concrete.

A SOLID STATEMENT

An unusual decision to build a multinational oil giant’s headquarters using white off shutter concrete instead of the predictable corporate signature of granite or metal cladding, won the architects of the new Chevron Headquarters in Century City the coveted Concrete Society’s Fulton Award for Architectural Concrete. (more…)

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The judges said that this project “radiates excellence not only in the use of structural steel but in every aspect of its structure and purpose.”

SKA AFRICA RADIO ANTENNA POSITIONER WINS SA STEEL AWARDS FOR 2015

The SKA Africa Radio Antenna Positioner was the Overall Winner at South Africa’s Steel Awards 2015. It was also the winner of the Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers (ASTPM) tubular category. This is the second year in a row that the overall winner comes from this category. (more…)

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