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Time for Impact is an online platform that works as an Architectural Time Bank and Kickstarting Tool

A TIME FOR IMPACT

A new generation of designers is joining forces to face the global challenges that confront us all. “Time for Impact” was announced in Venice recently, during the Architecture Biennale. Participation in terms of pledging is growing day after day and will be open until the closing day of the biennale on 27 November 2016. (more…)

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Ove_Lungs showing BIM in action

VISUALISING THE FUTURE BEFORE IT IS BUILT

Building Information Modelling is transforming the design process of buildings by offering savings on construction costs as well as operational savings in terms of waste, water and energy use. Combining BIM with other developments such as advances in data analysis and cloud-based collaboration also open up exciting potential to reshape the way engineers, architects and […]

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Last year's Bronze winner in the Loeries' architecture awards

DEADLINE FOR ARCHITECTS TO ENTER THE LOERIES EXTENDED

Entries into the Loeries are now open for all disciplines of brand communication where brands touch the consumer, including architectural projects, interior design (and temporary structures) as well as package and industrial design. The entry deadline date has been extended to the 31st May 2015. This is a great opportunity for designers and creatives playing in […]

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Nadia van der Mescht

CREATIVE BUSINESS EXCHANGE HEADS FOR CAPE TOWN

Decorex SA’s Creative Business Exchange workshops, dedicated to helping designers build a successful creative design brand, is coming to the Mother City on 24th April 2015, alongside Decorex Cape Town. This  half-day forum, aimed at individuals and small businesses in the interior design, décor, architecture, product and craft sectors, is aimed at stimulating creative thinking. […]

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The new Sasol headquarters by Paragon are scheduled for completion next year

Paragon’s vision for new Sasol HQ pushes the boundaries

Sasol, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, is building its new corporate office on Katherine Street in Sandton, Johannesburg, and Paragon are the architects that took up the challenge. The vision for the new building was to somehow link the look of the new building to Sasol’s logo. The logo, which […]

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SA’S GREEN BUILDING TREND ON UPWARD TRAJECTORY

High energy consumption, environmental stewardship and lower operating costs are among the top reasons for the spike in the development of environmentally friendly and ‘green’ buildings in the country, as is evident in the latest McGraw-Hill Construction’s SmartMarket Report, which suggests that the number of green buildings in the country is growing faster than in […]

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2014 Stainless Steel Awards are coming

The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) is proud to announce its biennial celebration of stainless steel achievements – the 2014 Stainless Steel Awards. The 2014 Stainless Steel Awards serve to applaud exceptional achievements within the stainless steel industry.  By profiling innovative thinking and successes from the industry, the reputation of the Awards and […]

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Blog launched to share, celebrate and debate SA architecture and interior spaces

Leading interior solutions company, Saint-Gobain Gyproc has announced the launch of the their blog, FutureSpaces, which is the result of the identified need to create a central repository for South African Architects, Interior Designers, Developers, Homeowners and clients to share best practices, highlight key building trends, explore sustainability issues and celebrate great work. FutureSpaces provides […]

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a.b.e. WATERPROOFING SPECS NOW ON REVIT SOFTWARE

To assist the architectural and engineering professions using the latest generation of REVIT design software, a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has preloaded the specifications for all its waterproofing products onto a REVIT file. a.b.e. Construction Chemicals is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Autodesk REVIT is a revolutionary building information modelling software for architects, structural engineers; […]

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Closing date looms for top Sustainable Architecture Award

“We are entering a new era. Soon sustainable design will not merely be something to be considered, but rather a non-negotiable, integral part of the building industry.”* Architects and developers have less than three weeks left to submit entries for South Africa’s premier sustainable design award – the 2014 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture.   Entries […]

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