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Call for entries: 3rd International Holcim Awards

The 3rd International Holcim Awards competition offering a total of USD 2 million in prize money is open to: sustainable building and civil engineering works; landscape, urban design and infrastructure projects; and materials, products and construction technologies. The Awards are an initiative of the Swiss-based Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.

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Gita Goven

Each month, Leading Architecture puts the spotlight on an industry leader. This month we speak to Gita Goven of ARG Design

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Lucy Stephenson

Each issue we quiz a South African interior designer about their past as well as the future of their profession. This month we spoke to Lucy Stephenson of Decadent Design

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A bold treatment

When Massmart’s lease was due for renewal, the company, a managed portfolio of four divisions, each focused on high-volume, low-margin, low-cost distribution of mainly branded consumer goods through 290 stores, decided to construct a new building as it was running out of space for expansion Massmart is the third largest distributor of consumer goods in […]

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The AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture winners

Koop Design’s Dalton Private Reserve in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands has won the top award at the AfriSam-SAIA Awards for Sustainable Architecture. The award was made at a ceremony at Turbine Hall in Newtown as part of AZA 2010, South Africa’s first architecture mega-event which has brought together leading-edge thinkers and multi-disciplinary practitioners from around the […]

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Announcement of Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit and Awards for Excellence

The Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit and Awards for Excellence 2010 were made at a ceremony at the City Hall in Johannesburg as part of AZA 2010, South Africa’s first architecture mega-event which has brought together leading-edge thinkers and multi-disciplinary practitioners from around the globe. The Aw! ards for Excellence programme is, since 1990, the highest […]

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Nedbank Phase II awarded South Africa’s first as built Green Star SA Rating

Phase II of Nedbank’s head office has achieved another eco-friendly first. Today it was announced at the Green Building Council Convention that the development in Sandton, Johannesburg has been certified as South Africa’s first As Built Green Star SA Building under the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) Office v1 rating tool. The building […]

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Bathrooms with a twist

Two trends are currently governing much of the bathroom industry; an upsurge in the bathroom renovations market and a rethinking of the design of public ablutions. Firstly, with many homeowners feeling a financial crunch, buying a new house is out of the budget for many families. But renovations are not. The bathrooms and kitchen are […]

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Developing new perspectives for the future

Entries open in USD 2 million competition for projects and visions in sustainable construction Zurich/Switzerland, July 1, 2010 – The 3rd International Holcim Awards competition offering a total of USD 2 million in prize money is open to: sustainable building and civil engineering works; landscape, urban design and infrastructure projects; and materials, products and construction […]

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‘Inspired by ABSOLUT’, Top Designers showcase their craftsmanship at Rooms on View

ABSOLUT Vodka is proud to announce their partnership with Rooms on View: a themed event encompassing room settings – from living rooms and dining rooms, to studies and bedrooms – which sought to give visitors a transparent vista into the possibilities for creative expression. This top-end show caters specifically for the design industry, and invites […]

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