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The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends.

GREEN BUILDING IN SOUTH AFRICA: GUIDE TO COSTS & TRENDS

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends. It is the second publication following the 1st edition that was issued […]

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The finalists for this year’s Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award incorporated sustainable architecture with innovation, technology and creative building design in their entries.

COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS

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 to be held on the 7th May in Johannesburg.” (more…)

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Paragon Architects South Africa (PASA), part of the Paragon Group of architecture and interior architecture companies, has been awarded a Level 1 rating for 2018

THORSTEN DECKLER SPEAKS AT THE 31ST COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS.

Thorsten Deckler, co-founder of Johannesburg-based 26’10 South Architects, was the keynote speaker at the recent 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards. Deckler, who worked for Rem Koolhaas in the Netherlands and for Peter Rich Architects in Johannesburg before starting his own practice, Anne Graupner, is known for engaging in a range of projects in townships, the inner […]

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Speaking to the AZA18 theme, ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’

DEBATING MEMORY AND MEANING AT AZA18

Speaking to the AZA18 theme, ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’, some of architecture’s key thinkers and practitioners will engage around the often contentious topics of Heritage and Memory. (more…)

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This year, the theme for the Architecture ZA festival (#AZA18) programme is ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’.

#AZA18: WeTheCity

This year, the Architecture ZA festival (#AZA18) is inviting all those engaged with the built environment to be part of a call for participatory action around how we shape our cities collectively. (more…)

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Culinary Equipment Company, a specialist kitchen project design company, has partnered with leadership at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Consumer Science to design and equip training kitchens and food science labs in one of the campuses’ historical monument buildings.

CULINARY EQUIPS NEW UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA FOODS LABORATORIES

The new Food Laboratories at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Consumer Science, commissioned in April 2017, are the culmination of an ambitious vision to renovate three training kitchens and food science labs in one of the campuses’ historical monument buildings. Culinary Equipment Company, specialist kitchen project design company partnered with leadership at the university […]

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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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Univ of Pta winner - Heidi van Eeden

THE REVITALISATION OF AN OLD TEXTILE MILL WINS UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT A PLACE AT THE 27TH COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Today’s fine architects are required to combine design talent with engineering ability, social awareness and an aptitude for business. In recent years this skills set has, of necessity, expanded to include understanding of the impact of different technologies on the environment with a particular focus on bio-diversity conservation, wise water consumption and low energy usage. […]

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Image 3 -  Daniel van der Merwe

Concrete, the liquid stone of the 21st century

In his university days, PPC’s newly appointed Architectural Concrete Specialist, Daniel van der Merwe, shared the common perception that concrete was ‘dull and boring’, being a mere construction material. Today, this perception among architects and other key decision makers has changed and they are fast finding alternate uses for the mere construction material. “The use […]

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(1) ClayBrick LCA Signing Ceremony

Groundbreaking research benchmarks sustainability of clay brick

The signing of a landmark agreement between the Clay Brick Association of South Africa (ClayBrick.org) and the University of Pretoria’s Department of Architecture is to set in motion the first and largest research project of its kind ever to be undertaken in South Africa.   This groundbreaking study entitled a ‘Life Cycle Assessment for Clay […]

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