July 16, 2019

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Green Developments- Construction with the environment in mind -

Friday, June 21, 2019

Outdoor gym launched -

Friday, June 21, 2019

Mall of the West kicks off Ntshongweni Urban Development -

Thursday, June 20, 2019

COUNCIL APPROVAL OF PRECINCT PLANS IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION -

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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

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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City’s Draft Water Strategy opens for public comments

The City of Cape Town’s Draft Water Strategy has today opened for public comments and recommendations. The primary purpose of this strategy is to ensure that the city will be more resilient to future droughts. Read more below: Summary: The Draft Water Strategy articulates the City’s plan to ensure greater water security over the next 10 years as it moves towards being a water-sensitive city New surface water resources are limited. Therefore, in future, a greater proportion of Cape Town’s water demand will be met from alternative sources including groundwater, water re-use and desalination Based on scenario analysis, the City…

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Construction begins on Sol Kerzner’s new Western Cape estate.

Construction has commenced at the much anticipated Kerzner Estate, considered one of the most exclusive estates on the Atlantic Seaboard. Kerzner, 81, is one of South Africa’s most successful businesspeople, known for building luxury hotels and resorts around the world. These include the likes Sun City, the Lost City, Sandton Sun, the Beverley Hills Hotel, and the Elangeni. Since leaving the hotel business, Kerzner revealed in a 2017 interview that he was looking to get into the residential property space, leveraging the 10 hectares of land he owned between Hout Bay and Llandudno. According to Ross Levin, director of Seeff…

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

The application of Virtual Reality (VR) in architecture stands to become an invaluable resource as the technology evolves to the point where multiple people can partake in the same VR session, either in the design process itself, or when used to present a building design. This has resulted in architecture and interior architecture group Paragon promoting the use of VR headsets in order to give their clients a better understanding of design proposals, according to 3D Visualisation Manager Emile Maritz. Both VR and Augmented Reality (AR) media have developed from mainly viewing 360° images using a smartphone in conjunction with…

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

O.R. Tambo International Airport has unveiled the first phase of a multi-billion-rand development plan for its Western Precinct which will feature new offices, retail space, hotel and conference facilities and additional transit-related services. At a sod-turning ceremony for its Western Precinct development, an 8.5-hectare site, general manager of the airport Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana detailed the airport’s plans to unlock the development potential of 180,000m2 of bulk for a mixed-use development to be located on the northern precinct of the airport. Construction begins this month with an anticipated completion date for the first phase of the end of 2020. Pityi-Vokwana was joined at…

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IFLA World Congress – registration is open!

Common Ground Learning to live with change is a common experience that all life on earth share. Making sustainable choices for us and our communities calls for prevailing motivators, inspired researchers and practitioners, intelligent communicators and brave politicians. The global challenge for a sustainable life has many aspects. Sustainability is often critical where there is no democracy. The blue planet is our common ground. Who should have a say on how its landscapes and resources are distributed, developed and designed?IFLA 2019 is Partner in Oslo European Green Capital 2019. IFLA World Congress 2019 will take a closer look at urban…

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