A rare military relic was unearthed on the site of Alpha One, a six-story boutique development on the slopes of Signal Hill in Cape Town.

HISTORY AND LUXURY MEET IN CAPE TOWN’S MOST UNIQUE NEW DEVELOPMENT

An exciting new luxury residential development is currently under construction on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard that will have history lovers – and property connoisseurs – salivating. (more…)

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Meet four women who put to rest the misconception that women cannot excel in the demanding field of engineering.

AECOM CELEBRATES WOMEN’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN STEM CAREERS

At infrastructure consulting company AECOM, women’s achievements in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers are celebrated and actively encouraged across the company worldwide, while mentoring environments allow all people in similar situations to interact and obtain advice. (more…)

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Guide to developing net zero carbon buildings in SA launched

GETTING TO ZERO: A guide to developing net zero carbon buildings in South Africa gives a thorough overview on net zero carbon buildings in South Africa. It provides guidance to professional teams considering developing a net zero carbon building and shows those shaping the built environment in South Africa that it is possible. While it […]

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Woodbender’s new range of solid timber outdoor furniture arrives just in time for summer.

WOODBENDER’S NEW OUTDOOR CHALBI RANGE

With more people looking to spend time in contained spaces, there has been a notable uptick in outdoor entrainment area revamps and local handmade furniture manufacturer, Woodbender, has responded with quality outdoor solutions designed for easy living and comfort. Woodbender’s new outdoor furniture promises the solidity, strength and long-lasting quality of solid wooden frames topped […]

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Take a look at the design for Pullman Accra Airport City in Accra, Ghana, the largest project designed by Paragon Architects and under construction at present.

PARAGON ARCHITECTS’ LARGEST PROJECT

The 365-key Pullman Accra Airport City Hotel & Serviced Apartments in Accra, Ghana is the largest project designed by Paragon Architects and under construction at present. The 40 000 m2 development is substantial in the context of many African cities and the largest hospitality facility of its kind in Ghana. “It is hugely ambitious, and it […]

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Melrose LOW RISE, a residential development in the Johannesburg suburb of Melrose, designed by W Design Architecture Studio, reimagines the residential development as a condensed suburb.

THE CONDENSED SUBURB

Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the Johannesburg suburb of Melrose was part of one of the original farms that made up the city. The suburb had its beginning when one of the original randlords bought land in the north of Johannesburg in 1893. He built his home there and planted trees on the […]

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This Women’s Month, Zutari, formerly known as Aurecon, reflects on the progress made to empower and capacitate our women in society and the economy.

GROWING FEMALE TALENT IS KEY TO TRANSFORMATION

As South Africa pays tribute in the month of August to the 20 000 women who bravely protested against pass laws in 1956, it is a good opportunity to reflect on the progress made to empower and capacitate our women in society and the economy. Despite some of the most progressive laws and policies that […]

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The National Construction Incubator says more women are needed in construction in the country to turn the country’s economy around.

HEELS IN CONSTRUCTION

The Construction industry is among the most male-dominated industries world-wide. However, in South Africa, women seem to be well represented in the industry and can get even better. According to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), 48% of South Africa’s construction companies are owned by women. This shows that great amount of efforts is done […]

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rise international (Relationships Inspiring Social Enterprise) is seeking 50 forward-thinking architects to mentor young entrepreneurs at its $100,000 to design and build an Enterprise Hub.

BUILDING A FUTURE FOR AFRICAN YOUTH

The annual fundraising initiative for rise international (Relationships Inspiring Social Enterprise) will take on its biggest challenge this year: raising $100,000 to design and build an Enterprise Hub for unemployed youth in Lesotho, Southern Africa. (more…)

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SA’s finest design talent brings African flair to a German design brand.

SOUTH AFRICA SHINES ON THE WORLD STAGE

  AXOR has a proud tradition of creating beautiful taps and showers that set standards in design and innovation. The AXOR collections have always been created in collaboration with the world’s finest architects and designers, including Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola and Barber & Osgerby. Recently, some of South Africa’s great design talents were given the opportunity to contribute, […]

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