February 20, 2019

Latest:

PARAGON GIVES A HEADS-UP FOR LATEST VR, AR TECHNOLOGY IN ARCHITECTURE -

Friday, February 15, 2019

Phase One of the R4.5bn O.R. Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled -

Friday, February 15, 2019

IFLA World Congress – registration is open! -

Friday, February 8, 2019

City in uphill battle to revive fields in a post-drought sport season -

Friday, February 8, 2019

Corobrik invests in the future -

Thursday, February 7, 2019

49 graduates to receive on-the-job training from City professionals -

Friday, February 1, 2019

#FREESPACE INSTALLATION -

Friday, February 1, 2019

Perfect Pedestrian Ramp, Silicon Oasis, Dubai! -

Friday, February 1, 2019

Wacker Neuson hosts its first Dealer Summit on Sub-Sahara African soil -

Friday, February 1, 2019

COROBRIK SPONSOR THEIR 32nd ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR COMPETITION. -

Friday, January 25, 2019

Artificial grass is DIY friendly with EasiDuo -

Friday, January 25, 2019

This is all that’s left of a R7m ‘smart park’ in Cape Town. -

Friday, January 25, 2019

SANA Trade Fair 13th March -

Friday, January 18, 2019

NALP shares its five 2019 landscaping trends -

Friday, January 18, 2019

Save the date for the SANA/ SAGIC Convention 2019 -

Friday, January 18, 2019

Trees for Africa proves eco-entrepreneurship is a great career for differently abled youths -

Friday, December 14, 2018

Call opens for 2019 International Garden Festival proposals -

Friday, November 30, 2018

LA+ JOURNAL announces winners of Competition to redesign Central Park -

Friday, November 30, 2018

The IFLA Student Design Competition Winners 2018 Announced -

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Samuel Pellissier of University of Free State’s travels inspire the winning Corobrik architectural regional award -

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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

Sustainable architecture extends and complements the accepted building design concerns of aesthetics, cost-effectiveness, durability, function and comfort. If one defines sustainability as meeting the needs of present generations without compromising the opportunities of future generations then this means finding the balance between building homes and a sustainable environment. This was said by Dirk Meyer, managing director of Corobrik, ahead of the 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards, which are held every year to acknowledge and reward outstanding talent in South Africa. The competition begins with regional rounds at eight major universities throughout South Africa. Then, the overall national…

Read More

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

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed plans for a vast cultural hub at the heart of a new masterplan in the United Arab Emirates city of Sharjah, which will comprise a series of droplet-shaped buildings set around a tapered observation tower. The project known as the Central Hub will cover a 17.5-hectare site at the centre of the new mixed-use development called Aljada. Developed by UAE-based Arada, the urban plan will provide homes for 70,000 residents and offer 500,000 square metres of office space along a 165,000-square-metre shopping district. These facilities will be arranged around Zaha Hadid Architects’ cultural centre, which…

Read More

100 new parks in 100 days for Durban

The purpose of the project is to transform illegal dumpsites into green areas and parks. The eThekwini Municipality’s parks, recreation and culture (PRC) department will be establishing 100 new parks in 100 days, mainly on dumpsites or in parks that have become derelict, reports the Berea Mail. This was announced at the recent Parks Summit and Durban Botanic Gardens. ALSO READ: Pretoria ‘hero teen’ suffers burns after shirt catches on fire Speaking at the summit, acting district manager Ram Ramadeen said the purpose of the Pop-up Parks Campaign was to transform local, informal and illegal dumpsites to viable, vibrant parks through…

Read More

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

Size: 84ha (approx. 300 000m² of bulk) Richmond Park is one of the biggest new commercial developments in Cape Town and the biggest Atterbury Property project in the Western Cape to date. It is also one of the best good-news stories regarding land restitution in South Africa. Richmond Park will be a brand-new multi-billion rand mixed-use mega property development, situated adjacent to the N7 highway, on a prime greenfields site in Milnerton. This property development on 84 hectares of land is envisaged as a landmark business park and mixed-use precinct consisting of retail, light industrial, commercial and warehousing property development….

Read More

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

Corobrik’s Graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub The vibrant design of Menlyn Learning Hub within Menlo Park, Pretoria, has been carefully matched with durable, aesthetically prominent products, among them Corobrik’s latest range of 65mm graphite pavers. This contemporary, five-storey educational facility – completed in July 2016 – was developed by Feenstra Group who were looking to create an immersive learning environment with capacity to accommodate 2 500 students, with plans to eventually extend for a further 5 500 students at a later stage. To realise their vision of a ‘vibrant and flexible’ facility which conserved the existing green spaces,…

Read More

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

Attend this 4th Annual City Development Africa: Smart Growth & Digital Transformation event to learn how to address the challenges, examine critical issues, explore how this sector can grow and how to deliver more using innovative technology and solutions thereby taking advantage of the unprecedented opportunities in this sector. Cape Town, South Africa, February 26, 2018 — Marcus Evans proudly presents 4th Annual City Development; Smart Growth & Digital Transformation, taking place from 12th – 14th March 2018 at Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers, South Africa. The conference will be showcasing how innovative ideas can be transformed into practical…

Read More

Landscaping for Wetlands: What is World Wetlands Day all about

Written by Kay Montgomery   2018 World Wetlands Day was celebrated recently, by appreciating the ecological and investment importance of landscaping wetlands into property developments across South Africa. World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on February 2, a day marking the adoption of the Convention of Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention, held in Iran in 1971. The aim of the day is to create awareness around these important eco-systems and to highlight the need to increase the number of functioning wetlands across the world. Eco-friendly biodiversity. Vast wetland areas are managed by landscapers at Simbithi Eco-Estate, Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal.   Project:…

Read More

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

Kaytech has recently won the rights as the sole distributor of Sudpave, a locally manufactured, high quality paving grid that complies with the requirements of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS). Rapid urban growth in South Africa has created an unprecedented increase in hard surface areas, such that conventional stormwater infrastructure can no longer cope with the resultant high level of rainwater run-off which, in extreme conditions, often leads to severe flooding. The quest by municipalities for alternative methods of stormwater control led to the development of Sudpave, a unique, permeable paving approach to stormwater control. Sudpave is a plastic grid paver with an…

Read More

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

A top priority for those of us who create industry-leading playground safety surfacing is minimizing the risk of injury. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t understand the importance of active, adventurous playtime that allows kids to challenge themselves, discover their physical abilities, and develop their self-confidence. It’s important that the people who design and build playgrounds understand that “danger” and “risk” are not the same thing. Whether we’re a parent or a parks administrator, it’s our job to eliminate the danger, and also to preserve the safe risk-taking that fosters creativity, challenge, and discovery. Defining “Risk” Many children’s activities come…

Read More

A New Type of Interaction by Innovative Design

Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, an exciting development in road safety has just popped up – almost literally. A new pedestrian crossing has been painted that appears to be 3D by way of a cleverly-detailed optical illusion. Not only does the innovative design give foot-travelers the feeling of walking on air, it also gets the attention of drivers, who will be sure to slow down their speed once they spot the seemingly floating ‘zebra stripes.’ Icelandic environmental commissioner Ralf Trylla called for its placement in…

Read More