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Open Studios returns to Cape Town once again, with 17 architecture studios across the city opening their doors to the public on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October 2019.

OPEN STUDIOS

Open Studios returns to Cape Town once again, with 17 architecture studios across the city opening their doors to the public on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October 2019. (more…)

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This article by architectural technologist Akheel Naicker, in his personal capacity, is from an online platform he launched called

ARCHITECTURE OR REVOLUTION 4.0?

Fall of an Industry The 2010 FIFA World Cup brought excitement, collaboration and the image of a progressive South Africa. The promise of a world-class experience presented the construction industry with great opportunity for architectural and engineering feats through infrastructure development and stadia. Unfortunately, through unsavory practices, the joy was short-lived. (more…)

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#AZA18 under the theme WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience

EXPLORING RESILIENCE AND INNOVATION AT AZA18

From 3-5 May 2018, #AZA18 will be exploring the journey towards sustainable, adaptive and integrated cities that can respond to growing social, economic and environmental challenges, under the theme ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’. (more…)

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The Deck & Flooring Expo, co-located with WoodEX for Africa 2018, is set to host its inaugural instalment from 11-13 July at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.

ALL HANDS ON DECK FOR INAUGURAL DECK & FLOORING EXPO

From the organisers of the highly-acclaimed timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, a new, specialised trade expo targeted at the residential, commercial and industrial flooring and decking markets will soon make its debut. The Deck & Flooring Expo, co-located with WoodEX for Africa 2018, is set to host its inaugural instalment from 11-13 July at […]

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The Call for Entry for the fourth edition of the PPC Imaginarium Awards has officially opened

ENTRIES TO THE 2018 PPC IMAGINARIUM AWARDS ARE OPEN!

The Call for Entry for the fourth edition of the PPC Imaginarium Awards has officially opened and the competition is inviting entries for its 2018 round. The 2017 awards received an unprecedented total of 869 entries, from which 55 finalists were selected. On the back of this success, the PPC Imaginarium is encouraging emerging creatives […]

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The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards

THE FIRST PAN-AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards is noteworthy as the first dedicated Pan-African awards programme of its kind. Launched by founder Saint-Gobain, the awards aim to recognise and reward worthy projects from across the African continent, with one overall winner garnering a $10 000 grand prize. (more…)

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SVA International architects wraps up construction of the first dedicated, modern library for Kareedouw

THE INCREASING NEED FOR ART IN PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE

On a blistering day in the small Eastern Cape town of Kareedouw, about 50 pupils from three of the area’s main schools packed into the current cramped municipal library. (more…)

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This year’s sassda awards are looking for the best use of stainless steel in the design, construction and architecture industries. Entrants are offered free assistance in compiling their entries. Entries close on 31 July 2016.

NEW-LOOK STAINLESS STEEL AWARDS ‘IN PURSUIT OF BRILLIANCE’

The 2016 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards are gearing up to recognise leading examples of stainless steel in the construction and design sectors, with the news that the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) will provide a free consulting service to assist companies requiring help with the entry process. (more…)

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HUMAN-CENTRIC FOCUS AT DESIGN INDABA

If there was one thread that ran through the presentations at last week’s Design Indaba, it was that of human-centric design. The designer as rock star was definitely downplayed, and almost every speaker brought their A-game as far as making the world a better place, was concerned. We’ve pulled together a few highlights of those […]

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Cities have evolved into a more complex space inter-linked by a number of systems and planners generally have failed to read the ‘Urban Progression’ and thus cities have failed significantly in terms of the ‘Quality of Life’ of the urbanites.

ARCHITECTURE IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Cities have evolved into a more complex space inter-linked by a number of systems and planners generally have failed to read the ‘Urban Progression’ and thus cities have failed significantly in terms of the ‘Quality of Life’ of the urbanites. (more…)

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