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SAIA president Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa explains the role that architects and designers should play in implementing sustainable architecture practices to help solve critical issues in South Africa, including affordable housing.

SUSTAINABILITY A KEY DRIVER IN THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN SOUTH AFRICA

Buildings are crucial to the well-being of people, and designers and architects have the responsibility to ensure that sustainable solutions are placed at the forefront of any potential new project. (more…)

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A survey conducted by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) shows that architectural firms have been severely affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.

SURVEY SHOWS ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS HARD HIT BY LOCKDOWN

In spite of fact that the construction industry has been allowed to reopen, a survey conducted by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) shows severe hardship has already hit architectural firms across South Africa as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. (more…)

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Paragon Interface Director Claire D’Adorante won the Professional of the Year Award in the Architecture and Design Class of the Built Environment Category at the 2019/2020 South African Professional Services Awards.

PARAGON INTERFACE DIRECTOR CLAIRE D’ADORANTE WINS SAPSA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Paragon Interface Director Claire D’Adorante won the Professional of the Year Award in the Architecture and Design Class of the Built Environment Category at the 2019/2020 South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA), sponsored by Sanlam and W. Consulting. (more…)

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Somers Govender, Principal Architect at Artek 4 Architects and AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards adjudicator, discusses the future of architecture and technology.

FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES THE DRIVERS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE SOUTH AFRICA?

The global pandemic has forced society to adopt a new culture of remote working. To be successful in this, technologies affiliated with the fourth industrial revolution have been used and proven their worth, equipping countless industries with the necessary technological infrastructure to continue operating effectively and efficiently. (more…)

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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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23-year old Hashim Tarmahomed, who is currently doing his Honours degree in Architecture Studies at Wits University, won the recent AfriSam Student Design Challenge.

WITS STUDENT BAGS AFRISAM STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE

Since its inception in 2009, the AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award has grown into South Africa’s most prestigious sustainability award programme, attracting an exciting range of entries. By honouring outstanding achievements in sustainable architecture, the awards programme has taken the lead in creating public awareness and debate about sustainability in the built environment. (more…)

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Calling on all architectural practitioners to enter the AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AWARD CALLS FOR FORWARD THINKERS

Sustainability should be the baseline in all design, and social inclusion should be a defining feature of South African architecture. In support of the all-important sustainability agenda, AfriSam and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) is announcing a call for entries in the AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award. All architects, engineers, project managers and design […]

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dhk Architects celebrates Women’s Month highlighting the formidable women at the helm of the studio.

dhk ARCHITECTS CELEBRATES WOMEN’S MONTH

South Africa celebrates Women’s Month annually in August. The month is dedicated to honouring the significant role of women in society and provides time to reflect on notable historical events and previously withstood challenges. To commemorate this, dhk Architects, one of the largest architectural practices in Africa, has taken the opportunity to spotlight the formidable […]

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Riaan Huiskens from the Nelson Mandela University is the 32nd winner of the Corobrik Architectural Student Award.

COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER

The architects of the future will be the pathfinders who use the sophisticated technologies of the future to tackle the challenges of today whilst addressing both the learnings and the mistakes of the past, CEO of Corobrik, Mr Dirk Meyer, told key stakeholders in the world of academia, architecture and construction. (more…)

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Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa has been inaugurated as President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA).

NEW SAIA PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED

Cape Town architect and urban designer, Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa was inaugurated as President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) at an event held at the end of last at the Radisson Red Hotel in the V&A Waterfront, a building designed by his architectural firm, Design Space Africa, in association with Peerutin Architects. He […]

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