June 16, 2019

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The LafargeHolcim Awards: Entries Open! -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

BTech Students shine at Architectural Awards -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cape Town’s Green Map promoting 10 years of sustainable living on World Environment Day -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Arup breaks ground on new hotel and residential development in airport city in Accra -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Durban’s bold R62bn facelift plan to boost rates base for city -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

New mixed-use student accommodation revitalises Hatfield Square -

Friday, May 31, 2019

CALL FOR EXEMPLARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & VISIONARY DESIGN CONCEPTS -

Friday, May 31, 2019

Canopy by Hilton to open first Africa property in Cape Town -

Friday, May 31, 2019

Landscape Architecture Foundation announces winners for 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Promenade extension nearing completion -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Arbor City Awards -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Bringing Home the Gold! -

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Alison Hirsch appointed as USC’s director of Masters of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program -

Friday, May 17, 2019

City mulls a ‘fresh coat’ to curb bark stripping -

Friday, May 17, 2019

New outdoor gym for Bellville Campus -

Friday, May 17, 2019

CAPE TOWN’S ABSA BUILDING TO BE REDEVELOPED -

Friday, May 17, 2019

FutureScape 2019. Book Your Stand Today! -

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal -

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Cape Town winner in City Nature Challenge thanks to residents -

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Public Arts Commission ups funding for Merschel Plaza sculpture

The city of Winston-Salem has $225,000 set aside for a piece of public art conceived as a centerpiece in a new park to honor Wanda Merschel, a former member of city council. A proposed sculpture for Merschel Plaza needs to provide a focal point for Winston-Salem’s rapidly materializing central square and attain a scale appropriate to the high-rise buildings that surround the park, according to a request for qualifications for the project. Members of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission worked out some budgetary details and an outreach plan for the project on Tuesday. They agreed to shift $75,000 from…

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Comment on the Cape Town Draft Water Strategy – 08 March 2019

Starts: 08 Mar 2019 at 15:00 Ends: 08 Feb 2019 at 17:00 Location: The Cape Institute for Architecture, 71 Hout Street, Cape Town CPD Validated: 0.3 credits (Validated by cia) Non-member Price: free Members Price: free  Event Details Dear Built Environment Professionals, The City of Cape Town’s Draft Water Strategy is open for public comments and recommendations. The primary purpose of this strategy is to ensure that our city is more resilient to future droughts. The members of the Council of the Built Environment are largely responsible for how water is designed and used in the built environment and your feedback is therefore deemed important to the development of the City…

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Corobrik playing its part in looking after the planet

While many organisations are scrambling to meet increasingly stringent sustainability legislations, Corobrik continues to exceed expectations by implementing advanced technologies and forward-thinking approaches to keep ahead of the curve. One such sustainable undertaking is the rehabilitation of Corobrik’s Rinaldo Road Quarry in Durban, an area which is now being developed. Quarry rehabilitation In the company’s history, spanning over a century, Corobrik has always sought to rehabilitate its quarries with the policy of con-current rehabilitation. In most case there are two outcomes, with either area being rehabilitated back to its original use or reused for other economic activities. “Land from rehabilitated…

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The Nature of Cities Summit

Registration now open! 4-7 June, Paris- France. To propel a movement for collaborative green cities Join us for the first ever gathering of The Nature of Cities community: the TNOC Summit, 4-7 June 2019 in Paris, France. Want to register? Use the Navigation Bar above to go to the REGISTER link above. Want to propose a session or short talk? Use the Navigation Bar above to go to the PROGRAM link above. Tell us what you’d like to see happen at the Summit: CLICK HERE. A first-ever gathering of The Nature of Cities community where thought leaders from communities of practice, policy,…

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First Green Star Sustainable Precinct’s Certification in Africa awarded to Garden Cities West Coast project by Green Building Council South Africa

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded a 4-star Green Star Sustainable Precincts certification – the first in Africa – to a project that will be built by historic Cape Town development company, Garden Cities NPC (RF), as a further phase of its flagship Cape West Coast suburb, Sunningdale. John Matthews, Group CEO of the company, which celebrates its Centenary this year, has welcomed the award as a fitting acknowledgement of Garden Cities’ leading role in the green building movement. Commenting on the 46.3 out of a targeted 48.3-point score achieved for the project, he said it reflected…

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New mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct is set to begin construction

The R3 billion redevelopment of Barlow Park Precinct will start before mid-year. The project will transform this landmark Sandton Central site from a sprawling corporate park previously  housed Barloworld’s Corporate office, Logistics and Equipment head offices, into a vibrant modern mixed-use precinct.The project is a collaboration of three leading South African businesses; Barloworld, Atterbury and African Rainbow Capital. As the co-investors in the redevelopment of the prime Barlow Park Precinct, each party will hold one-third of the iconic property.Property investor and developer Atterbury, which is leading all aspects of the development for the joint venture, in conjunction with Barloworld, and…

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Why There is so much buzz around ‘Sustainable Timber’

Unlike traffic, Eskom and Bitcoin, I wouldn’t say sustainable timber is a topic of conversation that comes up at every braai. (Sorry, neither is Bitcoin any longer, because those peeps seem to have gone rather quiet.) Still, when you reach the age where people are talking about renovations and building and home improvements, you’ll start to notice things. You don’t have to be in the game to know that chopping down ancient trees for timber decks is probably not the smartest thing to do. You most likely also know that there are alternative sustainable timbers that you could use, that would significantly reduce…

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Key Elements of Landscape Design: Spatial Planning and Tree Layouts

Written for Arch Daily By Matheus Pereira Just like the architectural elements that make up built space – floor, walls and ceilings – natural elements are also capable of creating spaces in large-, medium- and small-scale areas, in places like public and residential gardens. According to Brazilian landscape architect Benedito Abbud, “Landscaping is the only artistic expression in which the five senses of the human being participate. While architecture, painting, sculpture and other visual arts use and abuse only the vision, landscaping also involves smell, hearing, taste and touch, providing a rich sensory experience by adding the most diverse and complete perceptual…

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South Africa to construct rooftop gardens in Johannesburg

South Africa is set to construct rooftop gardens up amid the skyline of Johannesburg in bid to increase commercial production of salads and vegetables in the country. According to Future Farms, the company contracted for the project, The basis of the farms is an A-frame holding 600 plants, grown with nutrient film technique (NFT). The A-frames are supplemented by beds filled with a medium of coconut husk, perlite, vermiculite and probiotic for crops that need to be planted in greater density, like baby spinach, rocket or parsley. Also Read:Zambia set to construct Down UB market in Luapula Province It is estimated that each rooftop…

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A superb line up of finalists for Corobrik’s thirty-first year of sponsorship of the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award

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.” Each of the regional winners has been judged top of their tertiary institution and will compete against each other at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.   The winner to be announced on the evening of the 7th May 2019 will receive a prize of R70 000. Nelson Mandela University Winner Riaan Huiskens Thesis title “The design of a 3D…

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