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Stuart Kelly winner of Corobrik’s Most Innovative Final Year Landscape Architecture Award

COROBRIK MOST INNOVATIVE FINAL YEAR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARD WINNER

Increasing global temperatures have spurred on industries to look for useful solutions to mitigate the problem. The world of landscape architecture is part of this movement, with architects and students working on concepts to counteract expanding urbanisation and address the issue of global warming. One such individual is Stuart Kelly, a landscape architect who recently […]

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Jean-Pierre Desvaux De Marigny is the winner of the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards for his entry, entitled ‘Design for [bio] diversity’, which explored the potential of architecture for ecological conservation.

Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards

Dirk Meyer, Corobrik’s Managing Director commented on the excellent standard of entries for this year’s awards.  “Finalists have incorporated sustainable architecture with innovation, technology and creative building design in their entries for this year’s event. We are delighted that aesthetics, cost-effectiveness, durability, function and comfort have been incorporated in the regional finalists’ entries. If one […]

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Brutally brilliant facebrick

BRUTALLY BRILLIANT!

Unlike Johannesburg architect, Thorsten Deckler, who feels that you can pretty much build anything with facebrick, many people over the decades have felt differently about utilitarian brick and concrete. This includes English poet, writer and broadcaster, Sir John Betjeman who wrote a 10-stanza poem, entitled Slough which called for the destruction of the English town […]

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Kenneth Main will represent the University of Cape Town at the Corobrik Architectural student of the Year Awards.  He is pictured in front of his winning thesis model.  The thesis is entitled Urban Acupuncture: Architecture as a catalyst for environmental and water conservation in the context of the Kilimanjaro Informal Settlement in the Western Cape.

UCT COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Christie van Niekerk, Corobrik Western Cape General Manager presented prizes to architectural students of University of Cape Town on the 15th March 2017. The regional winner of R8 500 was Kenneth Main, with Michèle de Villiers receiving the R6 500 second prize and Kayla Brown taking home the third prize of R4 500. The prize […]

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Darren Sampson’s thesis is entitled The Light House

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG WINNER OF THE REGIONAL COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Innovation is the standout quality that differentiates design resolutions and helps define architecture as special and appreciated by one’s peers. Innovation in sync with context provides the delight factor permitting architectural design to compete comfortably on the world stage. Technical skill, the ability to create memorable form that draws one in while treading softly on […]

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A heritage portal created on the ruins of Westfort entered by Yvonne Bruinette

PRETORIA REGIONAL WINNER OF COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS

A heritage portal created on the ruins of Westfort, a fort originally protecting the west of Pretoria, wins the University of Pretoria regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award. (more…)

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In the run-up to the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards, the regional winners in KwaZulu-Natal were recently announced.

REGIONAL WINNER OF COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL

Innovative thinking is the mark of a fine architect and it will take innovation to meet the architectural challenges of the future. The many aspects which make up fine design include the principles of sustainability, appropriate built cost and attractive lifecycle costs, technical skill and an appreciation of the social context of a structure in […]

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Regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year awards to the winning students at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.

COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Sustainable building demands architectural design that aims to minimise negative environmental impacts through efficiency and balance in the use of materials, energy and development space. It is a mindful approach to energy and ecological conservation in the creation of the built environment. (more…)

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Corobrik face brick and pavers selected for the new Sol Plaatje University

COROBRIK AT SOL PLAATJE UNIVERSITY

A range of Corobrik’s face brick and pavers were selected for the iconic development of the new Sol Plaatje University integrated into the inner-city fabric of Kimberley in the Northern Cape. (more…)

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Corobrik’s new 3D Visualiser enables accurate visual impressions of varying facebricks

NEW 3D VISUALISER FOR BRICK FINISHES

A new 3D Visualiser has been launched by Corobrik which will enable architects and specifiers to generate an accurate visual impression on their own computers of how a particular face brick would look on one of the existing designs. (more…)

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