Why don’t architects build what they dream of?

Why do so many architects never build what they dream of? This is the question that Paragon Group Director Anthony Orelowitz will address in an online masterclass on 29 October. Entitled ‘How financial knowledge can liberate your design’, it is the second masterclass presented by the Paragon Group. Accredited by the Gauteng Institute for Architecture […]

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The recent renovations of 3 Alice Lane in Sandton exemplifies the possibilities of restoring older buildings.

ICONIC SANDTON BUILDING GIVEN A FACELIFT

Since 2016 the City of Johannesburg has embarked on an ambitious programme to renovate its iconic but dilapidated buildings throughout its suburbs, and while the 3 Alice Lane building was renovated by its owner, it continued this familiar trend of restoring older buildings in the City. Not only is a restoration significantly more cost-effective than […]

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Introducing Duram’s new Habitat Colour Collection featuring 90 inspired paint colours.

DURAM’S HABITAT COLOUR COLLECTION

This timeless collection has been carefully curated to offer you a sophisticated and contemporary palette featuring beautifully balanced and harmonious tones. Inspired by the natural habitats of South Africa, these colours will take you on a journey across the breathtaking landscapes and unique flora and fauna our country has to offer. From subtle earthbound neutrals […]

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‘Keep on walking’ just took on a new meaning say Patrick McInerney, Christoph Malan, Catharine Atkins and Malika Walele of Co-Arc International Architects.

KEEP ON WALKING

By: Co-Arc International Architects Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s walking president, set tongues wagging when he first took office thanks to his habit taking a brisk morning walk. From Gugulethu to Rosebank and the Cape Town seafront, the president hit the pavements, often attracting an entourage of followers. These moments proved more than just an opportunity […]

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As the world begins to show signs of a return to normalcy, sustainability has become the rallying point for business strategy, commonly referred to as the ‘green recovery’.

WHY SUSTAINABILITY DRIVES WATERFALL’S SUCCESS

New research shows that companies that prioritise Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles are more resilient in turbulent times and better able to navigate headwinds. According to the Financial Times, investors have caught onto this trend, and between April and June this year, they injected record sums into sustainable investment funds during the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Concrete enhancing and repair products supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals are being used at the Oxford Parks development in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

a.b.e. CONCRETE PRODUCTS FOR OXFORD PARKS

Concrete enhancing and repair products supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals are being used for the construction of the massive Green Star precinct, Oxford Parks, now being developed in Rosebank by Intaprop with Concor Buildings as the main contractor. (more…)

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Landseer Collen, a director and himself an architect with BPAS Architects discusses common question: the will digital replace draughts people? Indeed, could automation eventually replace architects entirely?

WILL AUTOMATION REPLACE ARCHITECTURE?

The digital revolution is having a huge impact on the world. In fact, it’s the platform that has enabled many professions to move online as swiftly as they have, as the globe navigates its way through Covid-19. (more…)

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Modern Danish children's furniture brand FLEXA has launched in South Africa.

FLEXA PUTS DOWN ROOTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

We can all agree that Denmark’s design legacy is world-famous. Names like Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner need no introduction and have been a fundamental part of building this nation’s iconic design heritage. (more…)

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Virtual meeting platforms are fast becoming BuildConnect’s new business mainstay.

DATABUILD LAUNCHES NEW DIVISION, BUILDCONNECT

As companies scrambled to keep their projects on track in the face of lockdown travel and face-to-face meeting restrictions, virtual meetings rapidly gained acknowledgement as a critical business enabler and one of the best ways to optimise customer engagement in the sales process. (more…)

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The hottest young designers in South Africa have been unveiled thanks to the Nando’s bi-annual talent search.

NANDO’S HYD ANNOUNCES 2020 FINALISTS

The Nando’s Hot Young Designer Talent Search (HYD) has announced its much-awaited list of finalists for 2020. The popular competition, now in its third iteration, aims to unearth fresh new designs and launch the careers of local emerging creatives. For the 2020 edition of HYD, young designers were asked to create a unique bench that […]

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