• Under the oak

    The undulating form of the new pavilion over the northern terrace at the Country Club Johannesburg in Auckland Park, designed by Rebel Base Collective, adds to the layered conversation of the club’s architectural heritage.

    21 Sep 2020
    Shaking the foundations

    It’s easy to fall into the doom-and-gloom trap of how the current pandemic will forever change the face of cities…

    Shaking the foundations

    It’s easy to fall into the doom-and-gloom trap of how the current pandemic will forever change the face of cities and how the very foundations of urban planning and architecture will have to adapt to a new human reality. But rather than adopting a reactive stance when it comes to…

    21 Sep 2020
    Default to value engineering in tough economic climate

    Value management or value engineering has become standard practice worldwide, in both public and private sector developments – and for…

    Default to value engineering in tough economic climate

    Value management or value engineering has become standard practice worldwide, in both public and private sector developments – and for good reason. In an increasingly competitive business environment coupled with difficult economic circumstances, projects and developments need to be carefully thought through from inception if they are to be feasible…

    21 Sep 2020
    SABIS International School – Runda, Nairobi, sets a regional precedent

    SABIS® International School – Runda offers a world class education to students from kindergarten to Grade 12 within a vibrant,…

    SABIS International School – Runda, Nairobi, sets a regional precedent

    SABIS® International School – Runda offers a world class education to students from kindergarten to Grade 12 within a vibrant, multicultural community that is committed to academic excellence. Construction on the state-of-the-art campus, which gives students the space to learn, grow and discover their talents, started in June 2016 and…

    21 Sep 2020
    V&A Waterfront’s Radisson Red Hotel Building Is The New Green

    The V&A Waterfront this month achieved another sustainability accolade when the Green Buildings Council of South Africa (GBCSA) handed over…

    V&A Waterfront’s Radisson Red Hotel Building Is The New Green

    The V&A Waterfront this month achieved another sustainability accolade when the Green Buildings Council of South Africa (GBCSA) handed over a plaque recognising the sustainable development of the Silo District’s No. 6 Silo building. The building, which now houses the new-concept 252 room Radisson RED Hotel, won the award for…

    09 Sep 2020
    Dulux Unearths Courage as the 2021 Colour of the Year

    Dulux, manufactured by AkzoNobel, this week launched its Colour FuturesTM 2021 palettes to set the tone for the year ahead. After…

    Dulux Unearths Courage as the 2021 Colour of the Year

    Dulux, manufactured by AkzoNobel, this week launched its Colour FuturesTM 2021 palettes to set the tone for the year ahead. After extensive trend research by AkzoNobel and external experts around the world, Brave Ground has been revealed by AkzoNobel’s Colour FuturesTM – as the Colour of the Year for 2021. The colour…

    09 Sep 2020
    E-commerce spike leads to major investment in warehouse space

    A massive spike in online sales during the Covid-19 crisis is expected to fuel unparalleled growth in e-commerce operations in…

    E-commerce spike leads to major investment in warehouse space

    A massive spike in online sales during the Covid-19 crisis is expected to fuel unparalleled growth in e-commerce operations in South Africa. The general rule of thumb is that e-commerce requires three times the logistics space of traditional storefronts. “Therefore it is reasonable to assume that we will see a…

    09 Sep 2020
    Brooklyn Bridge Forest Project wins reimagining Brooklyn Bridge International Design Competition

    Brooklyn Bridge Forest , a design that reimagines the historic Brooklyn Bridge as an icon of climate action and social…

    Brooklyn Bridge Forest Project wins reimagining Brooklyn Bridge International Design Competition

    Brooklyn Bridge Forest , a design that reimagines the historic Brooklyn Bridge as an icon of climate action and social equity, has been selected winner of the Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge competition, an international design challenge presented by Van Alen Institute and the New York City Council. The creative brainchild of…

    09 Sep 2020
    Certified green offices held their value in tough rental market

    Released in conjunction with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, the MSCI South Africa…

    Certified green offices held their value in tough rental market

    Released in conjunction with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) and sponsored by Growthpoint Properties, the MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index measures investment returns for a total of 293 prime and A-grade offices (R54.5 billion capital value) and compares the returns of 105 green-certified buildings (R26.9 billion…

    09 Sep 2020
    TAL Secures 55 storeys of Tiled Surfaces at The Leonardo

    The Leonardo, Legacy Group’s impressive mixed-use development located just 100 metres from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has officially opened. Rumoured…

    TAL Secures 55 storeys of Tiled Surfaces at The Leonardo

    The Leonardo, Legacy Group’s impressive mixed-use development located just 100 metres from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has officially opened. Rumoured to have cost around R3 Billion, there are no compromises on the construction design and state-of-the-art finishes of this prestigious property, which towers 234 metres above the Sandton skyline. TAL…

    09 Sep 2020
    Realising the potential of embattled Cape York

    Previously owned by the Bank of Mozambique and abandoned, Cape York had been hijacked and fraudulently sold, with several “owners”…

    Realising the potential of embattled Cape York

    Previously owned by the Bank of Mozambique and abandoned, Cape York had been hijacked and fraudulently sold, with several “owners” allowing it to become severely overcrowded and collecting rent illegally. It was infamous as a hub for drug trafficking and prostitution, lacked running water, power and sanitation and had seen…

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    21 Aug 2020
    The Condensed Suburb

    Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the Johannesburg suburb of Melrose was part of one of the…

    The Condensed Suburb

    Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the Johannesburg suburb of Melrose was part of one of the original farms that made up the city. The suburb had its beginning when one of the original randlords bought land in the north of Johannesburg in 1893. He built his home there…

    26 Mar 2020
    5 000 Designs To Make Construction More Sustainable

    The 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for projects and visions in sustainable construction attracted almost 5,000 entries by authors in 121…

    5 000 Designs To Make Construction More Sustainable

    The 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for projects and visions in sustainable construction attracted almost 5,000 entries by authors in 121 countries. More than 40% of the projects were submitted in the Next Generation category for students and professionals up to 30 years of age.

    23 Mar 2020
    Co-working Office Supports Local Design

      By some estimates South Africa’s cultural and creative industries contribute around R63 billion per year to the economy (approximately 1.7%…

    Co-working Office Supports Local Design

      By some estimates South Africa’s cultural and creative industries contribute around R63 billion per year to the economy (approximately 1.7% of total GDP). South African born co-working office space provider Workshop17 believes that the rapidly growing flexible office industry can do more to support the local creative economy.

    19 Mar 2020
    Making The Switch To The Smart Home – 3 Distinct Advantages

    We already know how much convenience and efficiency have been brought to our lives by smartphones – and smart homes…

    Making The Switch To The Smart Home – 3 Distinct Advantages

    We already know how much convenience and efficiency have been brought to our lives by smartphones – and smart homes are the next logical step.


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