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The two newest buildings on the increasingly vibrant intersection of Oxford and Glenhove roads in Rosebank, are targeting a 4-Star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design rating from the Green Building Council South Africa.

NEWEST OXFORD-GLENHOVE BUILDINGS TARGET GREEN STAR RATING

The two newest buildings in the OxGlen precinct, located on the increasingly vibrant intersection of Oxford and Glenhove roads in Rosebank, are targeting a 4-Star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). (more…)

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As part of the Design Indaba Festival 2020, futurist Li Edelkoort will host inspiring new trend seminars in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

LI EDELKOORT IS BACK AT DESIGN INDABA! THIS TIME WITH AN IMPORTANT GREEN MESSAGE.

  Futurist Li Edelkoort’s ever-popular three-hour presentations form part of the official programme for the Design Indaba’s 25th anniversary celebration. Her upcoming talks in Johannesburg and Cape Town take place in two parts, with the first half devoted to the green revolution, while the second half will focus on new directions for food and how […]

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Marli Swanepoel, Head of Sustainability at the Paragon Group, says that convincing clients of the imperatives of sustainability is a balancing act that places a major responsibility on designers and architects.

DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS HAVE A MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

The fact that South African and Nigeria are the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, while the continent as a whole barely accounts for 5%, places a major responsibility on designers and architects to be environmentally responsible. However, convincing clients of the imperatives of sustainability is a balancing act between the often high upfront initial […]

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San Sereno renovation wins second place in the International Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards.

SAN SERENO RENOVATION WINS INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARD

The San Sereno retirement community in Bryanston, which was recently relaunched as a continuing care Senior Living community for over 70’s has won second place in two categories in the 6th annual US-based Senior Housing (SHN) architecture and Design Awards, in the “International” and “Renovation and Repositioning” categories. (more…)

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The annual Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards will be held at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg between the 4th and 6th May 2020.

COROBRIK SPONSOR THEIR 33rd ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

Eight finalists from Universities around South Africa have already won the regional competitions and will meet at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg between the 4th and 6th May 2020 for the 33rd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards evening. (more…)

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Submissions in the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design, the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction, close soon.

FINAL CALL TO ENTER USD 2 MILLION LAFARGEHOLCIM AWARDS

Entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction will close on February 25, 2020. The competition seeks projects by professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The Awards foreground projects and concepts of architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and […]

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Every year theMAAK facilitates an experimental Design & Make programme called Follies in the Veld (FITV). This year’s installation was a swooping Tetra Pak canopy in Langa addressing the use of public space.

WASTE TO WONDER: USING ‘TRASH’ TO TRANSFORM PUBLIC SPACE

Every year theMAAK, a design-lead architecture studio based in Woodstock, Cape Town, facilitates an experimental Design & Make programme called Follies in the Veld (FITV). During the fast-paced two-week course they collaborate with other makers, thinkers and doers to collectively design and build a large scale folly (a temporary spatial installation). Each year a specific […]

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Paragon Group Director Estelle Meiring, who is in charge of work acquisition and client liaison, argues that while vacancy rates remain stubbornly high, and there is a definite slump, there are opportunities for those who can look at property with a fresh eye.

TECHNOLOGY, WORKSPACE TRENDS CONTINUE TO IMPACT PROPERTY SECTOR

A number of property developers have adopted a cautious ‘wait-and-see’ approach given the current economic climate. In addition, vacancy rates remain stubbornly high, and there is a definite slump. There are, however, opportunities for those who can look at property with a fresh eye, according to Paragon Group Director Estelle Meiring, who is in charge […]

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New architecture and building techniques used in the award-winning design for a day-care centre in Meloding Township, near Virginia, in the Free State, could revolutionise South African and other school environments.

DAY-CARE CENTRE RECEIVES RECOGNITION FOR ARCHITECTURE

The architects for a day-care centre in Meloding Township, near Virginia, in the Free State, South Africa, were recently awarded a merit award by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Free State. (more…)

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Suppliers of natural stone and porcelain tiles WOMAG suggest simple and inspiring improvements to transform your home’s outside entertaining spaces.

3 TIPS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME’S OUTDOOR HAVEN

Getting your home ready for summer? Although you probably don’t need to do a complete makeover, there are several improvements you could consider to transform your home’s outside spaces into an entertaining-ready summer haven. (more…)

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