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Shanghai Tower, China


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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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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Form Matters

Wearable Architecture

FORM MATTERS is a material exploration by South African architect and designer Liani Douglas. The self initiated project investigates how the same material that is used to create large architectural masterpieces and engineering marvels around the world, can also be used to create smaller wearable architectural pieces. Concrete is used to reveal the overlap between the disciplines […]

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The All I Own House

What makes a home? In many instances it’s the things we own, the things that make us happy and the things that we’ve collected over time. If you’re prone to hoarding, the activity of homemaking can become a bit problematic, especially if you live in a small space. Madrid-based PKMN Architectures set about solving this problem […]

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Atterbury builds bridges

Atterbury Property Holdings has developed a R6.2 million landmark pedestrian bridge between Lynnwood Bridge Retail and Office Park with Glenfair Boulevard in Pretoria. The eye-catching bridge spans Daventry Road and links these two prime properties. Zahn Hulme of Atterbury explains the bridge, which is complete and open for use, has been designed to make moving […]

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Autodesk University has provided customers worldwide with the best learning and networking experiences for over 20 years.  Beginning as a conference in the United States, the program has grown to include events around the globe. On Thursday 4 September 2014, this design event – one of the largest in South Africa, second only to the […]

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Over 6,000 competition entries highlight global importance of sustainable construction

The fourth cycle of the USD 2 million International Holcim Awards competition attracted more than 6,000 projects and visions in sustainable construction from 152 countries. The diverse geographic spread of entries and growth in submissions from developing countries confirms the importance of creating a more sustainable built environment. Entries will be screened for compliance before […]

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PPC Imaginarium Awards unveiled

In previous years, PPC Ltd has been rewarded for its innovation, and support of the Arts, and 2014 is no different, as the company launches its inaugural PPC Imaginarium Awards. Supporting the annual awards, confirms PPC Ltd as one of the largest promoters and patrons of the Arts and Design in South Africa. Evolving from […]

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Read the January/February 2014 issue of Leading Architecture & Design here We feature Culross on Main by M-Architects, Strauss Daly Place by Elphick Proome Architects, Brits Hospital by Jas Vancraybex Architects and profile Mellet & Human Architects

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Once Upon a Time: CNC Manufacturing Brings a Dream House to Reality Using SAi EnRoute Software

Dan Sawatzky’s creative and quirky signs are well-known to parts of the SAi EnRoute community and they have delighted those who have seen them at industrial, commercial and recreational sites around the Pacific-Northwest and beyond. His imagination and love of making things led to his biggest project: building a family home. Sawatzky’s Imagination Corporation, in […]

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