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The Adelphi restored and updated by MLB Architects

RESTORED ART DECO BLOCK IN VREDEHOEK

“The Adelphi”, a gracious art deco block in Vredehoek, Cape Town’s City Bowl, is currently being restored and updated to its former glory. “We have had extensive consultations with Heritage Western Cape, and in fact the design of The Adelphi has been in partnership with them,” says Pierre Steenkamp, Managing Partner of Bespoke Residences – […]

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The LIFE team has provided ample outdoor seating and dining areas at Arijiju, a private luxury residence in the Laikipia County in Kenya, as well as working with the Arijiju staff to create a menu that makes the most of the local produce available.

NORTHERN KENYA ECO-OASIS

Located in the Laikipia County in Kenya; situated to the northeast of the Great Rift Valley, the high plains of Laikipia is recognised as one of Kenya’s best safari regions. With its elevation and views Arijiju, a private luxury residence, makes the most of this spectacular landscape while doing its utmost to preserve it. (more…)

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The new steel and glass canopy designed by architect Robert Silke

SPECTACULAR R15-MILLION CANOPY PROVIDES SHELTER TO 1 000m2 V&A QUAYSIDE PRECINCT

Although it covers an area of 1 000m2 of outdoor restaurant space, the new R15 million steel and glass canopy at the V&A Waterfront has met the client’s brief to its architects by being ‘99.9% invisible’. (more…)

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Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital incorporates range of green technologies

NEW PURPOSE-BUILT CAPE TOWN HOSPITAL A MODEL FOR SUSTAINABLE HOSPITAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

A range of green technologies is making the new Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital a model facility for sustainable hospital operations management. A special double-skin façade and electricity-generating elevators are but some of the solutions implemented that not only make for best environmentally sensitive practice but will also contribute to cost efficiencies. (more…)

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industrial-inspired dream pad for teenage boy and his friends.

THE ULTIMATE URBAN MAN CAVE!

What can only be described as the ultimate “man cave”, Inhouse Brand Architects has converted the unused lounge area of a Fresnaye residence into an industrial-inspired dream pad for the family’s lucky teenage boy and his friends. (more…)

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The Belgotex Foundation livened up the LIV Village’s Early Childhood Development Centre in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal with a cheerful new playground using Duraturf artificial lawn to transform it into a safe, stimulating playzone.

BELGOTEX LIVENS UP THE LIV VILLAGE

LIV’s dull, dreary backyard was transformed into a safe, stimulating playzone using Duraturf artificial lawn, living up to the Foundation’s vision of providing fun and fabulous foundations for underprivileged children. (more…)

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The Apex on Smuts

THE APEX ON SMUTS

The arresting, wedge-shape of The Apex on Smuts – a new, Manhattan-style apartment building in the heart of Rosebank, Johannesburg – presented architects Messaris Wapenaar Cole Architects (MWCA) with the opportunity to design a building with real urban presence. (more…)

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The Port Elizabeth Opera House is the oldest theatre in the Southern Hemisphere, and the only surviving example of a Victorian Theatre in Africa.

ENCORE FOR AFRICA’S OLDEST THEATRE

The oldest theatre on the African continent and in the Southern Hemisphere, the Port Elizabeth Opera House, has recently undergone intricate renovations and expansions. This was done to transform the building from a heritage site into a first class facility. As the only surviving example of a Victorian Theatre in Africa, leading specialists in the […]

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The Eastgate Phase 2 Redevelopment, winner of the 2016 annual Steel Awards

EASTGATE PHASE 2 REDEVELOPMENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS 2016 STEEL AWARDS

The highlight of the structural steel industry calendar, the 35th Annual Steel Awards hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction in partnership with BSi Steel, took place on 15 September 2016 in Johannesburg, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal concurrently. Attended by over 1000 people the event showcased projects completed in the previous year that […]

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Terraforce’s round face finish retaining wall system was chosen for the Silverstar Casino amphitheatre up against the Roodekrans ridge.

GREEN AND FUNCTIONAL HARD LANDSCAPING FOR SILVERSTAR CASINO

In 2013, the Silverstar Casino entertainment complex was expanded to include an amphitheatre, The Dome, on the western side. The attractive structure, designed and built by Otto Wijnberger of In2Structures, has been equipped with a basic lighting rig, stage and PA system, making it a suitable self-sustained venue for smaller shows hosted by Silverstar. (more…)

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