January 18, 2018

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International: SLA’s park design for Bjarke Ingels power plant revealed -

Friday, January 12, 2018

There is still time to submit for IFLA 2018 World Congress- 4 days to deadline -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Urban-Think Tank develops low-cost housing for South African slum. -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Revisiting Landscape Architecture trends of 2017 and looking to 2018 and beyond -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This R15.2 Million lakeside home with a sloping green roof was just voted the best house in Britain -

Friday, December 8, 2017

UCT MLA exhibit and Jo Gibbons lecture -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sneak peek at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development due to begin Today! -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development set to begin today! -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Employment Position: Associate or Full Professor (tenure-stream) in Urban Forest Management, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo honoured at the National Business Awards -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cape Town accepts carbon neutral development challenge -

Friday, December 1, 2017

NEW Rainbird XFS-CV Dripline -

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Our suppliers at Itacotto have some great Black Friday Deals -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Deals on the Husqvarna Automower® -

Friday, November 24, 2017

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

Friday, November 24, 2017

Launch of the Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit Announced -

Friday, November 24, 2017

New Build in Higgovale for SAOTA -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Horticulturists and herbalists join hands -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

6 inspiring African architectural projects that have made the world a greener place

These award-winning projects include a chic house that epitomises green living, a ‘flat pack’ school made of shipping containers and more Every two years the prestigious AfriSAM-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture and Innovation recognises projects that have put green principles and social change into action and that are helping to lighten our footprint on the earth while improving the lives of the people that use them. The 2016 winners have just been announced; these 6 projects received the prestigious award. 1) GORGEOUS GREEN HOUSE Architects: Sagnelli Associate Architects The ‘poster-child’ for green living, this Durban-North home (pictured above) uses pretty…

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ILASA President Dr Ida Breed receives a C3 rating from the NRF

Dr Christina (Ida) Breed is a senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering, Built environment and Information Technology. She has received a C3 rating from the NRF, making her one of two rated landscape architects in the country.  Her research is concerned with open space design and how it relates to natural and cultural contextual issues and identity. Her research demonstrates the importance of the landscape design as part of green infrastructure, urban ecology and social-ecological resilience. She is trained in urban ethnography and makes use of qualitative research methods. The findings of her research…

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6 Indoor plants that filter cigarette smoke

  Georgina Lockwood: for Life Green Group.  The Amazon jungle is considered the lungs of the earth filtering out carbon dioxide. Closer to home, Indoor plants are regarded as the lungs of the office, filtering out harmful toxins like cigarette smoke (carbon monoxide). The dangers of cigarette smoke (Carbon Monoxide) Cigarette litter is a pain in the butt but carbon monoxide kills!  Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless gas that is incredibly dangerous in high quantities. Small doses of carbon monoxide can cause flu-like symptoms in employees, smokers and secondary smokers, without anyone realising it is there. Complete exposure to…

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March in the Garden

Written by  Atlantic Fertilisers Herewith some of the trusted plants you will find this month: Penstemon – these are the stalwarts of autumn. They are drought resistant and great for quick colour. Salvias – many varieties with aromatic foliage and tubular flowers that attract birds and insects. Salvias grow in a wide range of growing and soil conditions and cope with dry periods. Angelonias – for a colourful display in flower beds and in pots. They are excellent as cut flowers. Grow angelonias in rich, well drained soils in a warm, sunny or semi-shaded position. Gazanias – flower all year…

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The Cape Green Forum Trade Show

Join the Cape Green Forum for their bi-annual trade show on Wednesday the 15th of March 2017  from 09h00 – 15h00 Spend some time being inspired by the beautiful stands created by members of the green industry. Place orders for the coming season and meet up with colleagues and friends. View seeds, plugs, plants, pots, paving, trees, organics, decor, grass, chemicals, fairies, water features, machinery and more. • Fantastic central venue with lots of space • Come rain or shine we’re covered • Over 60 exhibitors • FREE parking • Good coffee, drinks & food available • Stands awards at 1pm…

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The Cape Town Flower Show Blossoms Again From the 19 to 22 October 2017

  The Cape Town Flower Show will bloom again – this time in a new home at Sun International’s GrandWest in Goodwood, Cape Town from 19 to 22 October 2017. Following the successful inaugural Cape Town Flower Show held at The Castle of Good Hope in October 2016, event organisers, Growth Events (Pty) Ltd believes that a very strong foundation has been built for the show to grow from strength to strength. CALLING ALL GARDEN DESIGNERS AND LANDSCAPERS The show gardens at the 2016 Cape Town Flower Show were definitely the draw card for the visitors who flocked to the…

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RAIC awards posthumous 2017 Gold Medal to architect and planner Roger du Toit

One of Canada’s most important and influential urban designers, whose portfolio includes Toronto’s CN Tower, Ottawa’s Parliamentary Precinct, the Wascana Centre in Regina and projects at more than 25 university campuses, is the recipient of the 2017 RAIC Gold Medal. Roger du Toit, FRAIC, established his practice in Toronto in 1975, now known as DTAH. He was not only a professional architect but also a certified landscape architect and planner. Born in South Africa, he died in 2015, aged 75, from injuries suffered in a bicycle accident. The RAIC Gold Medal is the highest honour the profession of architecture in…

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Artful Rainwater Design: A Case Study

Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, Mesa, Arizona – A Case Study Amenity and utility goals achieved by the design: This campus design strives to educate about the unique water conditions of the Sonoran Desert in five different manifestations. Here, the Orchard Canal Court recalls traditional irrigation strategies. Design:Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Inc.; Photo: Bill Timmeman Reduce pollutant loads in rainwater Reduce downstream damage from runoff Safely move, control, and contain rainwater Capture rain for reuse Restore or create habitat Education Recreation Safety Public relations Aesthetic richness Date: 2008 Size: 21 acres Location: 7001 East Williams Field Road, Mesa, Arizona Owner: Arizona…

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Do you speak tree?

Written by Georgina Lockwood on behalf of Life Green Group.  When installing a tree on a landscaping site Life Landscapes has to take into consideration many things. Planting a tree is a 20 year investment and you need to make sure you do your investigation root and branch! Depending on the motivation for planting the tree, here is what a responsible landscaper does before purchasing or ordering a tree. Life Landscapes has also included examples of trees under each category. Frangipani (exotic) © Swallowtail Garden Seeds Endemic: The definition of an endemic tree is a plant that is native or…

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Shipping Container Swimming Pools in Outdoor Design?

Kustom Container Builders is introducing Shipping Container Pools and love nothing better than building and supplying quality. Above Ground Container Swimming Pools ​Deciding on an above ground container pool is the best decision you can make, as it will save a whole lot of time (and money!) because your new above ground container pool will be delivered as a complete product, with little more to do than filling it up with water and connecting the pump to the mains. No having to suffer through weeks or months where your backyard looks like a construction site! Just pick a spot for the…

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