March 21, 2018


Are you a Day Zero Hero? -

Friday, March 16, 2018

A look at Sol Kerzner’s new ultra-luxury estate in Cape Town -

Friday, March 16, 2018

Peter Veenstra to build dome of plants at Design Indaba venue in Cape Town -

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sustainable construction is integral to superior design at 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects wins contest for water-inspired cultural hub in UAE -

Monday, March 12, 2018

100 new parks in 100 days for Durban -

Friday, March 2, 2018

Restoring Land, Growing Prosperity: Richmond Park, Cape Town New Development -

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Corobrik’s Graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Evans – Reimagining the Idea of a City to Enhance Liveability -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Landscaping for Wetlands: What is World Wetlands Day all about -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sudpave, South Africa’s First Locally Manufactured Permeable Paving Grid! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Playground Design: danger or risk? Do we know the difference -

Friday, February 23, 2018

A New Type of Interaction by Innovative Design -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

IFLA Advisory Circle Article: Cultural Landscape and the Nature Culture Journey -

Monday, February 19, 2018

The South African Landscapers Institute’s (SALI) Vision for the Next Term. -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

“Biophilic” Environments & Why Amazon Filled Its New Office With 40,000 Plants -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

No Carbon Footprint! “The World’s Most Sustainable Shopping Centre”, with Rooftop Farm, to Open in Melbourne -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Our Cities Cannot be Resilient Without Intergrating Healthy Wetlands in Their Infrastructure Asset Management & Planning -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Plans for ILASA 2018 -

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Net Zero Awarded to Johannesburg’s 78 Corlett Drive -

Friday, February 2, 2018

Cape Town accepts carbon neutral development challenge

The City of Cape Town is participating in the C40 Reinventing Cities Programme, a worldwide competition that aims to transform underutilised urban sites into beacons of zero carbon emissions and resilient development. As a signatory to C40 the city has committed to developing and implementing policies and programmes that generate reductions in both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. To this end the city says it is embarking on a process to make five city owned-sites available to innovative designers and implementers for carbon neutral development proposals. A two-stage process The proposals will form part of a two-stage process where…

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NEW Rainbird XFS-CV Dripline

XFS-CV Dripline With Pure Copper Root Protection and Industry-Leading Check Valves The all-in-one design of Rain Bird® XFS-CV dripline gives you protection that’s unmatched in the industry. With built-in check valves and pure copper chips in every emitter to protect against root intrusion, it can take on any on-surface, sub-surface, sloped or level-grade application. Pure Copper Root Protection With a pure copper chip inside every emitter, XFS-CV dripline offers the industry’s most effective root protection. The copper color on the outside means there’s a copper chip inside that protects dripline from root intrusion. Industry-Leading Check Valves Patent-pending 4.3 psi check…

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Our suppliers at Itacotto have some great Black Friday Deals

GET IT ALL IN ONE Black Friday Special on Kamado Jan LESS 20% on all units including selected accessories The secret of the Kamado is the ceramic dome. The ceramic shell acts as an insulator to keep the natural oils and moisture in food for incredible juiciness and tenderness. You also get true wood fired flavour because our grills use 100% natural sustainable lump charcoal as a heat source. The Kamado JAN grills allow you to bake, roast, sear, grill, smoke and even bake pizza with a simple adjustment of the air flow. The bottom line is that you can…

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Black Friday Deals on the Husqvarna Automower®

Black Friday Deals you can’t miss! The next generation in lawn care from Husqvarna, the world leaders in robotic mowing, is here. The Husqvarna Automower® is the perfect mowing partner for large and complex gardens. The basic premise behind Husqvarna’s robotic mowing technology is to cut a little and often, which results in a healthier lawn – and more time for landscapers and gardeners to focus on other, more manual jobs. Please contact Husqvarna on to request a FREE property consultation so that we can evaluate the garden and recommend the appropriate solution. 450X Automower® R53 999 – INCLUDES…

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A thank you to Bernadette Vollmer for her dedication to the role of SACLAP Registrar

A thank you to Bernadette Vollmer for her dedication to the role of SACLAP Registrar. Some words from Hendrik van der Hoven and Neal Dunstan as seen on the ILASA website: Ek was op die Beheerraad (dit is nouvoor SACLAP) waarekvir Bernadette leer ken het met haarbetrokkenheid by ILASA en haarhardewerkom ILASA pro-aktieftemaak in die bevordering van landskapagrigitektuur. In die tyd tot nou het Bernadette ‘n besigheidbedryf, getrou, 2 seuntjiesgehad en tussendeur die siekkindersens as registrateur van SACLAP  meer in gesitom die ‘skip’ vlottehou as wat van haarverwag was. Ekweetniewaarsy die energiegekry het omallestebehartig – selfs in tyewaarsynie die ondersteuning van DOW…

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Launch of the Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit Announced

The South African public will get an illuminating view into the country’s high standard of architectural design as the finalists of the 2017 Corobrik-SAIA (South African Institute of Architects) Awards of Merit are showcased at the Ackerman’s forecourt in Menlyn Mall, Corner Atterbury & Lois roads Pretoria from the 20th to the 26th November 2017 The biennial awards are open to all SAIA members nationwide with regional awards presented in the first year of the awards’ cycle and national awards in the second year. Visitors to Menlyn Mall will have an opportunity to view the 60 competition entrants that stand…

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New Build in Higgovale for SAOTA

Located in the leafy suburb of Higgovale, set below the iconic Table Mountain, House Invermark overlooks the city and harbour of Cape Town. Forty seven years after receiving a medal for excellence, House Invermark has been awarded a prestigious Commendation from the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA), in recognition of noteworthy contributions to architecture. Save this picture! Ground Floor Plan Designed originally for himself by respected South African architect Gilbert Colyn in 1969, it was inspired by two iconic modernist houses, namely that of Phillip Johnson’s 1949 Glass House and Mies van der Rohe’s 1951 Farnsworth House. The house was…

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Horticulturists and herbalists join hands

Motivated by CPUT’s resolve to conduct research that seeks to address society’s challenges, CPUT academics are collaborating with herbalists to validate their work. Prof Learnmore Kambizi, a lecturer in the Department of Horticultural Sciences, is leading a team of academics and postgraduate students that will help the herbalists establish and maintain herbal gardens as well as cultivate some medicinal plant species that would not ordinarily grow in the Western Cape. They aim to do this done through hydroponics and tissue culture techniques available at CPUT. Kambizi was invited recently to speak at a well-attended seminar convened by the Western Cape…

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Competition for architects and urban designers as city embarks on carbon neutral development journey

The City of Cape Town is participating in the C40 Reinventing Cities Programme, a worldwide competition calling on the private sector and communities to devise carbon neutral development solutions and designs for underutilised publicly owned sites in C40 member cities. With the Reinventing Cities competition kicking off today, we are embarking on a process to make available five City owned-sites to innovative designers and implementers for carbon neutral development proposals. The purpose of the C40 Reinventing Cities Programme is to transform underutilised urban sites into beacons of zero carbon emissions and resilient development. Cape Town is a signatory to C40,…

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Cape Town is the first city in Africa to be named a UNESCO City of Design

The Cape joins 180 cities in 72 countries committed to the promotion and development of innovation and creativity. “Cape Town has many challenges but with that comes opportunities to bridge the divide while using creativity as a tool to create a better world.” This was the sentiment put forth by the Design Indaba team when Cape Town was chosen as the first city in Africa to be named a UNESCO City of Design. Launched in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network aims to foster international cooperation with and between cities committed to investing in creativity as a driver for sustainable…

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