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Christoph Malan, director at Johannesburg-based Co-Arc International Architects, says we are entering a new phase in the history of African architecture.

AFRICA’S NEW WAVE ARCHITECTURE

By: Christoph Malan We are entering a new phase in the history of African architecture. A period defined by African architects who are moved by cultural nuances and societal needs, and who draw heavily on the very roots of architecture across the continent. (more…)

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The fact that women made up the majority of the team from Co-Arc International Architects’ working on The Leonardo tower in Sandton went unnoticed until a photo was taken on site, quite late in the project.

TOWERING ACHIEVEMENT FOR CO-ARC’S WOMEN ARCHITECTS

It’s 7am in Sandton on a crisp winter morning. The towering construction site on Maude Street, just a stone’s throw away from the JSE in the heart of the CBD, is already alive with activity. Somewhere within The Leonardo’s beehive of more than 2 000 construction workers are several women who’ve managed, crafted and overseen the […]

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Patrick McInerney, director at Co-Arc International Architects, came away from the recent 2019 SAPOA Convention feeling depressed about the discussion regarding the property industry and the economy in general. If things are really so bad, he asks, why are a record number of building cranes adorning our city skylines? Why are we not celebrating the successes?

IF IT’S ALL DOOM AND GLOOM, WHY SO MANY CRANES ON THE SKYLINE?

This year’s SAPOA Convention was probably the most downbeat that I’ve attended in my many years in the building industry. The majority of speakers gave us bad news – ranging from water scarcity problems through to concerns about the oversupply of property, the industry’s talent drain and government’s lack of policy certainty. (more…)

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