Three designs with ‘fresh thinking’ win C&CI architectural competition

Innovative designs for a sustainable community building in Hillbrow, township library and community centre in Mamelodi, and Hartbeespoort Dam headquarters for a waterworks and forestry department, are the three winners of the Cement & Concrete Institute’s 2010 Architectural Student Design Competition. The annual C&CI competition this year formed part of ArchitectureZA.2010, a major architecture, design, […]

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UCT architecture professor wins gold

Professor Jo Noero of the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town has won the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Gold Medal for Architecture for his outstanding contribution to the field. It is commonly believed among architectural circles that architects who channel their efforts towards benefiting the less privileged […]

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Going ‘ green’ can improve property value

South African home buyers are increasingly placing more emphasis on environmentally-friendly features when choosing a home, highlighting the importance of going green not just to protect the environment but also to improve the value of your property. According to a recent poll by ooba, South Africa’s leading bond origination company, 49% of respondents said existing […]

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Design with dignity

The architecture of Durban’s newly completed Moses Mabhida Station celebrates local culture while bringing dignity to South Africa’s transport network By Lynne Yates

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Building a kingdom for kids

The new Kidszone building at the Rivers Church Campus in Morningside is the quintessential children’s kingdom, creatively designed to appeal to the young and playful at heart By Lynne Yates Photographs by Chad Cocking

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Getting the mix right

As a successful construction company, highly skilled and delivering contracting services to the office, industrial, retail and hospitality markets, Probuild appointed I.Scope Interior Architects to undertake the redesign of their existing offices Photographs by Chad Cocking

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A shop for kid’s – a case study from Barcelona

El conte de la Pilar (Pilar’s Story), located in Mataró, Barcelona, is a retail outlet for all kinds of articles for children – it is a new kind of toyshop. Covering an area of 170m2, distributed between the ground floor and basement, it is a space full of magic and surprises that seems to have […]

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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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