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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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Werner Oelofse of Corobrik is pictured with Frank Kleinschmidt who has won the 2015 Corobrik Most Innovative Landscape Architecture Award

Corobrik recognises the value of Tactical Urbanism in South Africa

University of Cape Town landscape architecture graduate, Frank Kleinschmidt, has won the 2015 Corobrik Most Innovative Landscape Architecture Award for an innovative dissertation using an experimental board game known as Street Tactics™ to explore the exciting contemporary urban design concept known as “tactical urbanism”. (more…)

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UJ-1st Jaco Jonker and Musa Shangase

COROBRIK ANNOUNCES FIRST REGIONAL WINNER OF ARCHITECTURAL AWARD

Social awareness, technical excellence and innovation blended with sustainability are set to be the hallmark of the 29th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards. (more…)

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COROBRIK HONOURS TOP ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR

University of Johannesburg student, Harold Johnson, is Corobrik’s 28th Architectural Student of the Year. He collected his award at the prestigious annual Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards ceremony that was held at The Maslow, in Sandton, Johannesburg last week. Apart from the accolade of being recognised as one of South Africa’s best up and […]

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LINE UP FOR ARCHITECTUREZA 2015 TAKING SHAPE

The power of a simple ‘How?’ can have a massive impact on revolution, innovation and transformation, especially when it comes to the future of generations. This is the inspiring thought that will drive the discussion at the 5th ArchitectureZA event (AZA2015) taking place at The Sheds in Johannesburg from 24 – 26 September 2015. Leading […]

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SUPERTALL BUILDINGS GOING UP FASTER THAN EVER

Buildings are getting taller and these buildings are being constructed at an increasingly rapid pace. In this interview, world-renowned supertall buildings expert and Aurecon’s Buildings Director, Middle East and North Africa Buildings, Dr Andy Davids, discusses the possibilities and opportunities involved in cutting down the construction time of tall buildings, the sustainability issues related to tall […]

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SAINT-GOBAIN LAUNCHES SOCIAL GAIN AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTS AND STUDENTS

The Architecture for Social Gain Awards 2015, conceptualiSed by Saint-Gobain in association with the South African Institute of Architects, to recognise and reward talent in the design of spaces that promote learning and development, was launched today. This initiative forms part of the locally planned celebratory activities to commemorate the global 350 year anniversary of […]

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