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19 Feb 2021
SA’s construction industry can build its way back to success in 2021

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA 2021), President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the R100 billion Infrastructure Fund is…

SA’s construction industry can build its way back to success in 2021

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA 2021), President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the R100 billion Infrastructure Fund is now in full operation. He said that infrastructure projects that have been planned will lead to the revival of the construction industry and the creation of much-needed jobs.  With this…

18 Feb 2021
Trends driving inner-city revitalisation and urban residential property markets

During the COVID-19 pandemic, property stocks, in general, took a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space – and…

Trends driving inner-city revitalisation and urban residential property markets

During the COVID-19 pandemic, property stocks, in general, took a significant hit, where retail and commercial office space – and even some industrial property holdings – were affected. In contrast, lower-income affordable housing – and inner-city housing in particular – has performed better than most other property markets in South…

17 Feb 2021
New online home improvement concierge takes the headache out of renovations

A South African digital start-up launched its brand-new online concierge service, E-FFICIENCY, that simplifies the tedious task of home improvement…

New online home improvement concierge takes the headache out of renovations

A South African digital start-up launched its brand-new online concierge service, E-FFICIENCY, that simplifies the tedious task of home improvement and offers complete peace of mind. E-FFICIENCY, a market first, offers end to end management of the service booking process, instant quotations known as Insta Quotes as well as securely…

16 Feb 2021
Unlimited design freedom to express your architectural style on the façade.

ALUCOBOND ® now allows a new freedom of design that lets inspiration come true on the building envelope. Design your…

Unlimited design freedom to express your architectural style on the façade.

ALUCOBOND ® now allows a new freedom of design that lets inspiration come true on the building envelope. Design your individual decor and we will realize your concept with ALUCOBOND ® design on the building. There is the possibility to choose designs from our existing decor collection to achieve remarkable…

09 Feb 2021
Saving homes from the sinkhole

Leading foundation specialists, Gauteng Piling, proved its versatility by successfully completing an unusual and challenging project to stabilise a massive,…

Saving homes from the sinkhole

Leading foundation specialists, Gauteng Piling, proved its versatility by successfully completing an unusual and challenging project to stabilise a massive, gaping sinkhole near residences in Irene, Centurion. The 6.5m deep sinkhole – 25m wide and 45m long – was formed about five years ago and filling it up posed a…

08 Feb 2021
34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: University of the Free State

A project exploring the themes of time, cycle and ritual embodied within the Hindu religion in order to influence the…

34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: University of the Free State

A project exploring the themes of time, cycle and ritual embodied within the Hindu religion in order to influence the creation of a contemporary cremation infrastructure was declared the regional winner from the University of the Free State as part of the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards.…

08 Feb 2021
34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: Nelson Mandela University

A project focused on waste pickers, a group of individuals largely unacknowledged within the circular waste economy, was declared a…

34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: Nelson Mandela University

A project focused on waste pickers, a group of individuals largely unacknowledged within the circular waste economy, was declared a regional winner of the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards from the School of Architecture at Nelson Mandela University in a virtual ceremony on 11 December 2020. The…

08 Feb 2021
34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: Tshwane University of Technology

Decolonising architecture with a hybrid theory of image, culture and space through the design of a land redistribution hub in…

34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: Tshwane University of Technology

Decolonising architecture with a hybrid theory of image, culture and space through the design of a land redistribution hub in Tshwane proved a winning theme for student Tlhologello Sesana from the Tshwane University of Technology. It was chosen the regional winner as part of the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of…

08 Feb 2021
34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: University of Johannesburg

A final-year thesis entitled ‘Hyperreal Perspicuities: Multi-Narrative Reconstructions of Modern Egypt’ saw student Kamal Ranchod win the first regional event…

34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: University of Johannesburg

A final-year thesis entitled ‘Hyperreal Perspicuities: Multi-Narrative Reconstructions of Modern Egypt’ saw student Kamal Ranchod win the first regional event of the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards in a virtual ceremony on 27 November 2020. The project investigates drawing as representation and develops prototypes in the form…

08 Feb 2021
34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: University of the Witwatersrand

A project emphasising the significance of earth for dispossessed communities at the Avalon Cemetery was declared regional winner from the…

34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards Regional Winner: University of the Witwatersrand

A project emphasising the significance of earth for dispossessed communities at the Avalon Cemetery was declared regional winner from the University of the Witwatersrand in the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards in a virtual ceremony on 11 December 2020. “My project examined the site through an archaeological…

05 Feb 2021
Renovating your bathroom?

hansgrohe has an easy solution As lockdown continues, many South Africans have taken to renovating their homes and if you…

Renovating your bathroom?

hansgrohe has an easy solution As lockdown continues, many South Africans have taken to renovating their homes and if you have decided that it’s time to build your dream bathroom, hansgrohe can help you add an extra dimension of unparalleled luxury and style to that all important room. Renovating can be daunting.…

04 Feb 2021
The Ridge at the V&A Waterfront receives 6 Star Design rating by the GBCSA

The Ridge, a new commercial building in the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront, celebrates its 6 Green Star Office Design rating by the Green Building Council of South…

The Ridge at the V&A Waterfront receives 6 Star Design rating by the GBCSA

The Ridge, a new commercial building in the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront, celebrates its 6 Green Star Office Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), a rating considered as demonstrating “World Leadership”. According to the certification, the Ridge exceeded the base entry scorecard level of 75 for a 6 Star Office design rating, by achieving a total of 80 design…

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