December, 2018

MAN Corporate Centre / Architect: Max Bögl Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG / Photo: Aspectfoto Königsbrunn / Reynaers system used: CW 86 (curtain wall bespoke solution), parallel opening window

WHY CHOOSE REYNAERS?

Freedom of shapes and styles When it comes to design freedom, aluminium is the material of choice. Styles, shapes, dimensions, opening types, colours and accessories. You can decide everything yourself. This allows you to express your own personality in the building style of your project. (more…)

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Daikin South Africa has launched a new SkyAir system cassette variant for light commercial applications with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

Meet Daikin’s new Bluevolution heat pump cassette

Daikin has launched South Africa’s very first heat pump cassette using low GWP R-32 refrigerant gas extending the Sky Air range for light commercial applications. With just one-third of the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of R-410A refrigerant, R-32 is a proven environmentally responsible alternative. The R-32 based Sky Air High COP cassette promises to deliver […]

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The Vleihuis Development in Linden, Johannesburg, owned and designed by Marc Sherratt Sustainability Architects, achieved Net Zero Certifications from the GBCSA for Carbon, Water and Ecology.

Linden Vleihuis: Reintroducing Biodiversity into Urban Living

In September 2018, Solid Green demonstrated sector leadership when the Vleihuis Development in Linden, Johannesburg, achieved Net Zero Certifications from the GBCSA for Carbon, Water and Ecology. The project was also awarded Runner Up: Net Zero Innovative Project Award in the Green Building Council Leadership Awards 2018. (more…)

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AfriSam recently announced the winners of its inaugural ConCreativity challenge at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Zeitz MOCAA.

INAUGURAL AFRISAM CONCREATIVITY AWARD

AfriSam recently announced the winners of its inaugural ConCreativity challenge at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Zeitz MOCAA, the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. (more…)

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The conversion of the former ANC Shell House headquarters into a 563-unit residential development has played an important role in the rejuvenation of the Johannesburg inner city.

PASA PLAYS IMPORTANT ROLE IN REJUVENATION OF JOBURG INNER CITY

Paragon Architects South Africa (PASA), part of the Paragon Group of architecture and interior architecture companies, has played an important role in the rejuvenation of the Johannesburg inner city with its conversion of the former ANC Shell House headquarters at 51 Plein Street into a 563-unit residential development for client HCI Properties, part of Hosken […]

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Larry Feinberg, Executive Director of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), examines 2019 trends from a Quantity Surveyor perspective.

2019 TRENDS FROM A QUANTITY SURVEYOR PERSPECTIVE

“During 2018 we lobbied for the regulated appointment of quantity surveyors to infrastructure projects,” says Larry Feinberg, Executive Director of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS). (more…)

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The results of the Gauteng City-Region Observatory’s 5th Quality of Life Survey show that quality of life in the province continues to improve.

Extensive survey shows Quality of Life improving in Gauteng

The results of the Gauteng City-Region Observatory’s 5th Quality of Life Survey (2017/2018) show that, despite very challenging economic conditions, overall quality of life in the province continues to improve. The survey also finds increases in residents’ satisfaction with all spheres of government in the recent period. (more…)

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Neolith provides the perfect flooring medium for the renovations at the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires.

Shock of the New

An architectural milestone, when it was built 16 years ago, MALBA (Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires) has become one of Buenos Aires’ most recognisable landmarks. (more…)

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Simmy Peerutin considers the implications of the recent survey on fees commissioned by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), which confirmed a depressing reality.

THE HIDDEN COSTS OF LOW FEES

The recent survey on fees commissioned by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) confirmed a depressing reality, that in 2017 architects were charging fees roughly 40% less than the last Guideline Fee Scale published in 2015 by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession. This, at a time when the level of responsibility […]

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Using the Autodesk Fusion 360 software package, RAW Studios expanded its existing Epik range of office furniture for 100% Design Johannesburg 2017.

CREATING THE FURNITURE OF THE FUTURE

At 100% Design Johannesburg, August 2017, RAW Studios was invited to feature its concept for a new office space and working environment. Using the Autodesk Fusion 360 software package, the team at RAW expanded its existing Epik range to include various designs that illustrate how workspaces can be activated, energised and equipped for meaningful work. […]

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