September 30, 2016

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Light weight polyconcrete at its best! -

Friday, September 30, 2016

The 2015/2016 Corobrik SAIA Awards of Merit for Excellence in Architecture -

Thursday, September 29, 2016

How to think about soil -

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

World Green Building Week urges us to Change our Perspective -

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Partnering up in KwaZulu-Natal to save rhinos -

Friday, September 23, 2016

TreeKeepers association launched in Cape Town -

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Calling on all landscape architects with inspiring projects -

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Flair to the fore at flower show -

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Check out Cemcrete’s new coffee inspired Colour Hardener colours -

Friday, September 16, 2016

A brick and mortar tribute to culture at Affies -

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Green Building Council of South Africa and developments creating a vibrant urban community -

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Water-wise for Arbour Week -

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Composting. Is Hot or Cold better? -

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Carbon-neutral wholesale nursery collects Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year® award -

Friday, September 9, 2016

Service Excellence the Kemach JCB Way -

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wacker Neuson – keeping South Africa’s beaches spotless -

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Water wise ways with ‘Life is a garden’ -

Monday, September 5, 2016

Evergreen Turf held its 13th annual Turf Show -

Monday, September 5, 2016

Get Involved this Arbor Week 1st-7th September and the Green Building Council of South Africa -

Friday, September 2, 2016

September in the Garden, Brought to you by Life is a Garden -

Thursday, September 1, 2016

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    Light weight polyconcrete at its best!

    Welcome to the wonders of Igneous Concrete.   15 Alice Lane : Annex Building  The prestigious building gleams proudly and distinctly with its glass facades and unique design, next to the well-known Alice Lane towers, which are home to Norton Rose. The external style and design of the building and its façade incorporate geometric and linear type sections that, from the external view, seem as if they are joined only by a series of columns. These linear and geometric shapes and design elements are carried through to the internal areas of the building as well. When walking up the stairs…

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    The 2015/2016 Corobrik SAIA Awards of Merit for Excellence in Architecture

    The movers and shakers of the architectural world in South Africa gathered at Shine Studios in Braamfontein on 2nd September to witness the presentation of the 2015/2016 Corobrik SAIA Awards of Merit for Excellence in Architecture to the cream of the profession. The seven best designs and a book earned Awards of Excellence – the highest accolade to be given to an architectural project in South Africa since the inception of the programme in 1990. A further seven projects received Awards of Merit, which were first instituted in 1999 to recognize good design or a substantial achievement in the industry. In…

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    How to think about soil

    I don’t know why it is, but I’ve taken to waking up at about five every morning. I kiss my wife Emma on the head, creep downstairs from the loft of our apartment and spend the next hour or more watching Geoff Lawton videos from the PDC course. She knows I’m doing it. It’s nothing weird. But, for the most part, we don’t talk all that much about it. This morning, however, I was watching the soil section, and in probably the clearest way possible, I began to understand more about how to explain soil systems. Then, at breakfast, I…

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    World Green Building Week urges us to Change our Perspective

    World Green Building Week, the flagship event of the global green building movement, takes place from 26 September until 2 October 2016. The week raises awareness of green buildings around the world, highlighting how they are the most effective means to achieving a range of environmental, social and economic goals, from addressing climate change to creating sustainable homes, businesses and communities – better places for people to live, work and play. Organised by the World Green Building Council and led by its network of 74 Green Building Councils and their 27,000 member companies, raises global awareness through the World GBC’s…

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    Partnering up in KwaZulu-Natal to save rhinos

      The beautiful 700ha Gwahumbe Game & Spa in Mid-Illovo, KwaZulu-Natal, is the latest private reserve to join the ranks of others which have dehorned their rhinos. Its partnership with Husqvarna and Hilton veterinary surgeon Dr Ryan van Deventer will, hopefully, ensure the survival of the lodge’s last remaining male rhino, eight-year-old Vuyo – and finally allow the expansion of its herd. Previously, said Gwahumbe Game & Spa director Shanon MacKenzie, “We were too anxious about Vuyo’s safety to allow him to be photographed, and we postponed adding to the herd because of the risk of poachers wanting their horns….

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igneous-lounger

Light weight polyconcrete at its best!

Sep 30, 2016

Welcome to the wonders of Igneous Concrete.   15 Alice Lane : Annex Building  The prestigious building gleams proudly and distinctly with its glass facades and unique design, next to the well-known Alice Lane towers, which are home to Norton Rose. The external style and design of the building and its façade incorporate geometric and linear type sections that, from the external view, seem as if they are joined only by a series of columns. These linear and geometric shapes and design elements are carried through to the internal areas of the building as well. When walking up the stairs…

friday-wrap

The 2015/2016 Corobrik SAIA Awards of Merit for Excellence in Architecture

Sep 29, 2016

The movers and shakers of the architectural world in South Africa gathered at Shine Studios in Braamfontein on 2nd September to witness the presentation of the 2015/2016 Corobrik SAIA Awards of Merit for Excellence in Architecture to the cream of the profession. The seven best designs and a book earned Awards of Excellence – the highest accolade to be given to an architectural project in South Africa since the inception of the programme in 1990. A further seven projects received Awards of Merit, which were first instituted in 1999 to recognize good design or a substantial achievement in the industry. In…

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How to think about soil

Sep 28, 2016

I don’t know why it is, but I’ve taken to waking up at about five every morning. I kiss my wife Emma on the head, creep downstairs from the loft of our apartment and spend the next hour or more watching Geoff Lawton videos from the PDC course. She knows I’m doing it. It’s nothing weird. But, for the most part, we don’t talk all that much about it. This morning, however, I was watching the soil section, and in probably the clearest way possible, I began to understand more about how to explain soil systems. Then, at breakfast, I…

friday-wrap

World Green Building Week urges us to Change our Perspective

Sep 27, 2016

World Green Building Week, the flagship event of the global green building movement, takes place from 26 September until 2 October 2016. The week raises awareness of green buildings around the world, highlighting how they are the most effective means to achieving a range of environmental, social and economic goals, from addressing climate change to creating sustainable homes, businesses and communities – better places for people to live, work and play. Organised by the World Green Building Council and led by its network of 74 Green Building Councils and their 27,000 member companies, raises global awareness through the World GBC’s…

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Partnering up in KwaZulu-Natal to save rhinos

Sep 23, 2016

  The beautiful 700ha Gwahumbe Game & Spa in Mid-Illovo, KwaZulu-Natal, is the latest private reserve to join the ranks of others which have dehorned their rhinos. Its partnership with Husqvarna and Hilton veterinary surgeon Dr Ryan van Deventer will, hopefully, ensure the survival of the lodge’s last remaining male rhino, eight-year-old Vuyo – and finally allow the expansion of its herd. Previously, said Gwahumbe Game & Spa director Shanon MacKenzie, “We were too anxious about Vuyo’s safety to allow him to be photographed, and we postponed adding to the herd because of the risk of poachers wanting their horns….

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TreeKeepers association launched in Cape Town

Sep 21, 2016

On Saturday 17 September as part of Arbour Week, TreeKeepers Cape Town, a voluntary association of citizens and residents held a public launch and outreach at Ubunye House in Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth. The association has been formed to help protect and maintain the many large mature trees of all kinds in our urban areas that provide valuable services of shade and wind protection, cleaning the air of pollution, greenhouse gas sequestration, shelter and food for wildlife, while increasing our property values.   Clare Burgess, landscape architect and chairperson of TreeKeepers, outlined the organisation’s aims and activities which include assisting residents…

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Calling on all landscape architects with inspiring projects

Sep 20, 2016

Are you a Landscape Architect, Architect, Supplier, Installer or Contractor who has recently completed an inspiring South African project? We are the fourm for our trade industry and we are currently on the look out for projects to feature in our upcoming issues of Pro Landscaper Africa. If you have a project that inspires sustainability, pushes design boundaries, tips its hat to urban living or compliments our waterwise movement… then we want to hear from you. Our editorial is completely free of charge and exists to highlight the wonderful work being carried out by the outdoor design, build and maintenance…

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Flair to the fore at flower show

Sep 20, 2016

SOME of South Africa’s best landscapers and architects have been planning and planting show gardens which will be unveiled at next month’s inaugural Cape Town Flower Show. The four-day show, which takes place at the Castle of Good Hope in late October and of which Weekend Argus is a media partner, seeks to celebrate the region’s unique floral heritage. As befits a flower show in Cape Town, the focus of many of the gardens will be on local flowers, plants and even vegetables. Show director Karey Evett said the gardens would allow landscapers to show off their talents and flair…

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Check out Cemcrete’s new coffee inspired Colour Hardener colours

Sep 16, 2016

Cemcrete is excited to add six NEW coffee inspired Colour Hardener colours to the range. Six toasty NEW colours that will warm up any interior or exterior space. We all get a great start to our day with that first sip of java and now Cemcrete brings the warmth of your favourite morning beverage into your space. Pick your favourite or use contrasting coffee inspired tones to add warmth and a boost to your space, just like your morning cuppa does for you! What is Colour Hardener? A granolithic concrete material that is floated into fresh screed or concrete which…

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A brick and mortar tribute to culture at Affies

Sep 16, 2016

Pretoria, 13 September 2016 Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria – affectionately known as Affies – recently launched its new music centre, an architectural gem that strikes a high note for the 96 year old high school that was established in January 1920 as South Africa’s first purely Afrikaans-medium school. The new facility was created to fill a need for hi-tech music facilities. The school is known for its sporting prowess and turning out both national rugby and cricketing heroes. What many don’t know is that its music department is among the largest in South Africa and is home to both a…