LEADING ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019

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A jury of nine experts headed by Mariam Kamara have been appointed to the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Middle East Africa in 2020.

MARIAM KAMARA TO HEAD LAFARGEHOLCIM AWARDS JURY FOR MIDDLE EAST AFRICA IN 2020

A jury of nine experts headed by Mariam Kamara, Principal and Owner of atelier masōmī (Niger), will evaluate entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for the region of Middle East Africa. The Awards seek real projects as well as bold ideas that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The competition offers a total […]

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Glorinah Mabaso of LED Interiors, Rene Forbay of RF Designs, Siyanda Mbele of Pinda, and Khosi Leteba have been named as the winners of the first Clout Designers’ Industry Days Fired Up By Nando’s.

CLOUT DESIGNERS’ INDUSTRY DAYS FIRED UP BY NANDO’S WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Chosen from a shortlist of 26 designers, four young creatives have been announced as the winners of the first Clout Designers’ Industry Days Fired Up By Nando’s. These rising talents have shown the necessary potential for inclusion in the Nando’s Portal to Africa and are set to receive year-long mentorship from the Nando’s Design Programme […]

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Paragon Group Director Henning Rasmuss debates the concept of a smart city in an African context.

IS SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR ITS FIRST SMART CITY?

Is South Africa, and indeed the entire continent, ready for its first so-called smart city? South African President Cyril Ramaphosa certainly thinks so, using his State of the Nation Address on 20 June to refer to his “dream of a South Africa where the first entirely new city built in the democratic era rises, with […]

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GROHE WINS “RED DOT: BRAND OF THE YEAR”

The jury for the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019 is full of enthusiasm. The international experts have bestowed the distinction “Red Dot: Brand of the Year” on the global sanitary brand GROHE. It is awarded to the best brand in an industry. Over several days, the experts scrutinised, discussed and assessed a […]

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dhk Architects celebrates Women’s Month highlighting the formidable women at the helm of the studio.

dhk ARCHITECTS CELEBRATES WOMEN’S MONTH

South Africa celebrates Women’s Month annually in August. The month is dedicated to honouring the significant role of women in society and provides time to reflect on notable historical events and previously withstood challenges. To commemorate this, dhk Architects, one of the largest architectural practices in Africa, has taken the opportunity to spotlight the formidable […]

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Belgotex’s commitment to people and planet ensures a new African-inspired range doesn’t follow the typical exploitative narrative.

HELLO GRAFICA; TELL ME, HOW ARE YOU DOING?

Earlier this year, Leading Architecture & Design was invited to the opening of the new Belgotex Showroom in Umhlanga, Durban, where Belgotex CEO Edward Colle used the occasion to reveal the brand’s latest commercial flooring range. (more…)

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This article by architectural technologist Akheel Naicker, in his personal capacity, is from an online platform he launched called 'An Architect' which aims to bring insightful content to the South African architectural community.

ARCHITECTURE OR REVOLUTION 4.0?

Fall of an Industry The 2010 FIFA World Cup brought excitement, collaboration and the image of a progressive South Africa. The promise of a world-class experience presented the construction industry with great opportunity for architectural and engineering feats through infrastructure development and stadia. Unfortunately, through unsavory practices, the joy was short-lived. (more…)

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With its Women in Steel event, the South African Institute of Steel Construction seeks to show its commitment to encouraging women to be more proactive and contribute to the industry.

WOMEN IN STEEL

It has been said that a country that does not fully exploit the potential of its women is only using half the nation’s intellectual capacity, putting it at a huge disadvantage in the global market. (more…)

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100% Design South Africa announced its 2019 Design Award Winners at a Gala Awards Evening earlier this month.

100% DESIGN SOUTH AFRICA AWARDS WINNERS

Africa’s leading product design showcase, 100% Design South Africa, announced its 2019 Design Award Winners at a Gala Awards Evening that was held at Gallagher Convention Centre on the night of Thursday, 8 August 2019. The proceedings took place at the Clout Café conceptualized by Studio Leelynch and fired up by Nando’s. This vibrant industry […]

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