The Real Play City Challenge invites cities that are interested in implementing a child-friendly urban planning strategy to express their desire for running a pilot project.

REAL PLAY COALITION CHALLENGES CITIES TO BECOME MORE CHILD-FRIENDLY WITH GLOBAL CITY DESIGN COMPETITION

On 11 February 2020, the Real Play Coalition (RPC) – a consortium made up of Arup, IKEA (Ingka Group), National Geographic, the LEGO Foundation and UNICEF, together with the Placemaker Network announced the launch of the playful cities challenge, which encourages city-wide play initiatives and a more strategic approach to incorporating learning through play principles […]

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InCommon – The Possibilities of Collective Space, the opening exhibition for the University of the Witwatersrand School of Architecture and Planning presented by Boogertman + Partners, is designed to create a dialogue about the future of architecture.

INCOMMON – THE POSSIBILITIES OF COLLECTIVE SPACE

Boogertman + Partners have been invited to present the 2020 opening exhibition for the University of the Witwatersrand School of Architecture and Planning’s academic year. This invitation created the perfect opportunity to partner with FuturePart ( an initiative created by the practice for research and multi-disciplinary design ) to explore how critical reflective thinking can […]

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The Nando’s design programme, Clout, is making waves for established and emerging creatives from South Africa – and the world is taking notice.

SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGN PROGRAMME GARNERS GLOBAL RECOGNITION

Nando’s restaurants are well known globally, thanks to their distinctive flame-grilled chicken – but the chain is also becoming renowned for its staunch support of South African design. Nando’s’ progressive design programme, Clout showcases the work of local creatives to the world – most notably by featuring their designs in Nando’s restaurants throughout 35 countries. […]

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VOTE FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OBJECT IN SOUTH AFRICA!

It’s time to cast your vote as Design Indaba runs the iconic Most Beautiful Object in South Africa competition until noon on 28 February 2020. This hyper-popular annual contest asks 10 industry mavens to nominate 10 objects that stand out for being not only aesthetically pleasing, memorable, and zeitgeist-capturing but also socially impactful, sustainable, functional, […]

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Terraforce blocks were specified for the retaining walls and steps for the outdoor recess area at Botha Halte Primary in the Western Cape.

AFFORDABLE SEATING FOR THE FIRST GREEN ICT SCHOOL IN THE WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

At the start of 2017 construction of a new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) school building began at Botha Halte Primary, off the R43 near Botha Wine Cellar in Worcester, South Africa. Initiated and privately funded by Farmprops (Pty) Ltd, representing the Bosjes Family trust, the school forms part of the LitNum Hub for the […]

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Swartland’s innovative Ready-2-Fit range of wooden windows and doors come pre-glazed and pre-sealed directly from the factory – saving you time and money.

INTRODUCING SWARTLAND’S READY-2-FIT RANGE OF WOODEN WINDOWS AND DOORS

Top quality timber architectural accents, such as beautifully crafted wooden windows and doors, can add an organically attractive and timeless aesthetic to any building they grace. Over and above the beauty of these features, wood is also a wonderfully environmentally friendly choice of building material – it is renewable, an excellent insulator, and, if properly […]

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COUNTERSPACE TO DESIGN THE SERPENTINE PAVILION 2020

Johannesburg-based practice Counterspace, directed by the all-woman team of Sumayya Vally, Sarah de Villiers and Amina Kaskar, has been selected to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2020. All three were born in 1990 and are the youngest ever architects to be commissioned for this internationally renowned architecture programme, now in its 20th year. (more…)

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Vote for dhk Architects, which has three projects up for nomination in ArchDaily’s 2020 Building of the Year Awards: Axis, Norval Foundation; and Battery Park.

THREE PROJECTS BY dhk ARCHITECTS UP FOR NOMINATION IN ARCHDAILY’S BUILDING OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Local architecture firm dhk Architects has three projects up for nomination in ArchDaily’s 2020 Building of the Year Awards, including residential apartment block, Axis; art museum, Norval Foundation; and V&A Waterfront’s urban park, Battery Park. The general public is tasked with nominating projects for the awards’ shortlist until 10 February 2020, after which the designs with […]

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SA lighting design company willowlamp wows on the international stage with four prestigious international awards, including the annual international Lighting Design Awards and the D’Arc Awards.

LEADING LIGHTS

willowlamp is no stranger to accolades. Creative Director and Founder Adam Hoets and his dedicated studio of artisans have repeatedly been recognised both locally and internationally over the years for their innovative designs and intricate one-of-a-kind art pieces. The brand has been lauded yet again by the international lighting design community with a flurry of […]

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Kashief Schroeder – co-founder and owner of Container Container Intermodal Trading CC (CIT) – shares his top tips on building a container home.

THINKING INSIDE THE BOX

Container homes take simple living, creative design and affordable building to the next level. It is not surprising then that the trend for modular houses is booming; before launching headlong into your own container build, some preparation is required. Here are the top tips for every stage of building your dream container home. (more…)

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