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Corobrik-SAIA Awards celebrate architectural excellence

The cream of South Africa’s architectural talent was acknowledged for their talent and skill at the 2013/14 Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Excellence and Merit at a gala dinner at the ICC Durban on 1 August. Presented by Corobrik and the South African Institute for Architects (SAIA), the awards represent the highest accolade that can be awarded […]

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Architectural books: Johannesburg Transition – Architecture and Society from 1950

CLIVE M CHIPKIN, author and architect Delicious — Peter Hudson, Department of Politics, Wits University Splendid, vast and provocative — Shirley Zar, planner and urbanist Tour-de-force — Roger Fisher, Pretoria School of Architecture        978-1-91985588-2                   219 x 276mm; hardcover        506 pages                                December 2009        F/C & B/W photographs, plans and illustrations        R750       […]

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Huge hollow-core slab project

Thousands of hollow-core concrete floor slabs are being manufactured by Echo Prestress for one of the largest projects in its 30-year history – the new Parktown Village student residence complex for Johannesburg’s Wits University.   Located next to the Park Lane Hospital, the student complex is made up of a group of 14 separate three-storey […]

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Ghost Ship scoops 2010 student award

Stefan van Biljon of the University of Cape Town has won the prestigious Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award for 2010 with his entry entitled ‘KL-Metamatic: Ghost Ship’   The award, selected from the top architectural students of the seven competing universities, was announced at a function held at the Wanderer’s Club in Johannesburg […]

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