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The 28th International Garden Festival Theme of the 2019 competition Gardens of paradise -

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cellfast’s Oscillating Sprinklers -

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A different perspective on the role of the Landscape Architect – a view from Delhi India -

Friday, July 6, 2018

Wacker Neuson welcomes Powerdek to its dealer network! -

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Corobrik presents its product qualities of Geolok and Terraforce Concrete Retaining Blocks -

Friday, June 22, 2018

ILASA Water Sensitive Design Seminar -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Easigrass lives up to its name! -

Friday, June 15, 2018

10 Year Partnership of Growth for Haifa and Prime Trees -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Faces of the Future: The next Generation -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018 -

Friday, June 8, 2018

An engagement across Landscape, Architecture and Urban Design hosted by PIA – UDISA – ILASA -

Thursday, June 7, 2018

On landscape architecture as the lifeblood of a city -

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Corobrik sponsors masterclass demonstrating a vision of an accessible, safe and thriving city! -

Friday, May 25, 2018

SA wins gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Husqvarna Broadens Premium Garden Product Offering And Expands into the High-Pressure Washer Category -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A new approach to social resilience through landscape architecture -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Four Seasons Property Services is transforming Brightwater Commons -

Friday, May 18, 2018

South Africa: Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson – Environmental Affairs Dept Budget Vote 2018/19 -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sustainability is key for Corobrik -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

FutureScape Africa Trade Show- 1st November 2018 save the date -

Friday, May 11, 2018

  • The 28th International Garden Festival Theme of the 2019 competition Gardens of paradise

    A wonderful opportunity for the Landscape profession. For the 28th Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival, the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire is holding an international competition for 20 plots of around 210 m2. Theme of the 2019 competition: Gardens of paradise This call for applications is open – to landscape architects with a specialised school or university qualification or who are members of the of the EFLA [European Foundation for Landscape Architecture] or another recognised landscape organisation for countries outside Europe, – to multidisciplinary teams, comprising for example architects, engineers, designers, set designers or artists, preferably with a landscape architect or a botanist…

  • Cellfast’s Oscillating Sprinklers

    Ideal for watering large sections of lawn or garden, Cellfastâ oscillating sprinklers offer convenience and time saving. With three options in the award-winning range, there is a Cellfastâ oscillating sprinkler to suit the pocket of every customer. Top of the line is the Cellfastâ OPTI oscillating sprinkler which: · is made from high quality plastics, with 20 nozzles, six of which are configured with a possibility of switching on and off. · offers smooth regulation of the water flow. · allows for coverage of up to 263 square metres. · has a recommended retail selling price of R455 The Cellfastâ…

  • A different perspective on the role of the Landscape Architect – a view from Delhi India

    Akshay Kaul is a landscape architect based in Delhi India with a masters degree in landscape architecture from the State University of New York. His view on the role of landscape architecture is informed by the dire ecological condition at a landscape level in India. His approach, from the perspective of a developing nation with extreme pressures on the environment due to a massive population of over one billion people, may be informative to the practice of landscape architecture in South Africa and Africa as a whole. From an article based on an interview with Akshay Kaul we include the…

  • Wacker Neuson welcomes Powerdek to its dealer network!

    Wacker Neuson South Africa recently welcomed long-standing customer and industrial power tools and accessories specialist, Powerdek, into its fold. The partnership was formalised with the signing of the dealer agreement during an intimate gathering of customers and staff on 28th June 2018. The event, hosted by Powerdek at its Tshwane head office, presented a perfect platform from which to launch the new power product line in partnership with Wacker Neuson. Powerdek was established in Gezina, Tshwane, in August 2003 with a team of three responsible for the sales and repair of second hand power tools. The Johannesburg (Benoni) branch opened…

  • Corobrik presents its product qualities of Geolok and Terraforce Concrete Retaining Blocks

    Corobrik’s careful analysis of the KwaZulu-Natal building industry identified the need to make a contribution towards the design and installation of the concrete retaining block market. In considering the technical and design elements that could be enhanced, Chris Mungle of Corobrik immediately turned to Damon Clark, of Damon Clark & Associates to assist. Clark is a geotechnical engineer who has undertaken extensive research on concrete retaining blocks and systems over the years. Corobrik’s range of concrete retaining blocks, both the Terraforce and Geolok products are SANS 508:2012 accredited. SANS 508:2012 makes reference of appearance, dimensions, squareness and compressive strength of…

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An engagement across Landscape, Architecture and Urban Design hosted by PIA – UDISA – ILASA

Jun 7, 2018

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR AN ENGAGEMENT ACROSS LANDSCAPE, ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN! Although cross/multi‐disciplinary thinking is not new, what is of interest is the discussion on how this idea plays out on a day‐to‐day in practice. Speaker 1. (UDISA / Urban Designer) ‐ Guy Briggs from DHK (Cape Town). Speaker 2. (SAIA / Architect) – Monica Albonico from Albonico Sack Metacity (Johannesburg). Speaker 3. (ILASA / Landscape Architect) Anton Comrie from GREENinc (Johannesburg). Moderator ‐ Marianne de Klerk from Marianne de Klerk Architects and Urban Designers (Pretoria). The event objective is directed to members of the three…

On landscape architecture as the lifeblood of a city

Jun 5, 2018

Keep your drab skyscrapers and 30-storey tower blocks – landscape architecture is at the heart of what makes a city great, says designer Cees van der Veeken. At the first Design Commons in Helsinki, we met the co-founder of LOLA Landscape Architects who shared the vital role landscape design plays in urban centres. LOLA has completed a range of innovative projects that intersect urban planning with the natural world, including the Gallipoli Memorial in Turkey, the Park of the Mist in Colombia and currently the Adidas headquarters in Germany. Van der Veeken’s colleague and co-founder of LOLA Peter Veenstra spoke…

Corobrik sponsors masterclass demonstrating a vision of an accessible, safe and thriving city!

May 25, 2018

As part of ArchitectureZA 2018, an urban cultural festival focused on architecture, Corobrik sponsored a masterclass, which was held on Saturday, May 5. Entitled “The 495 CITY”, 26’10 South Architects, with guest speakers Sameep Padora from India and Peter Barber from the UK, explored and expanded on the architects’ role in how cities develop through the provision of affordable housing. The premise of the masterclass centred around the everyday moments in which people connect, trade, exchange or simply enjoy seeing and being seen. These moments are ones which can strengthen a democratic society through connecting people from different life worlds…

SA wins gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

May 25, 2018

South Africa won gold at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London on Tuesday. SA has won gold 36 times in the 43 years it has exhibited at the international flower show. Designer and gardener Leon Kluge of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden an his team presented a culturally oriented display featuring not only SA’s unique flora, but also the Cape Flats. It’s GOLD!!!” Leon wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday Kluge told The Newspaper: “It was an experience compared to none representing South Africa at the world’s most prestigious flower show, the Chelsea Flower Show….

Husqvarna Broadens Premium Garden Product Offering And Expands into the High-Pressure Washer Category

May 24, 2018

Husqvarna — one of the world’s leading producers of garden products, enters into the High-Pressure Washer segment with a new electric corded range catered to cleaning outdoor spaces of all sizes. The new Husqvarna High-Pressure Washers are perfect for users who don’t just want the best-looking lawn or hedge — but the best-looking garden overall. High-pressure washers are a great product to efficiently clean outdoor spaces like verandahs and decks, as well as garden furniture, exterior walls — and even vehicles. Husqvarna’s new range of high-pressure washers run on electricity, for a cleaner working environment with no direct emissions. Use…

A new approach to social resilience through landscape architecture

May 22, 2018

Landscape architecture is not a subject commonly associated with refugee settlements. But in a field of study where resilience is often applied to help fortify coasts against erosion or to safeguard habitats against loss, UConn landscape architecture researchers have begun using their expertise to encourage resilience in a different form. The project began when Ph.D. student Tao Wu and some undergraduate researchers started exploring creative ways they could apply landscape architecture concepts to address some of the bigger social justice problems of the world. They started with the question, what happens when conflict displaces millions of people from their home…

Four Seasons Property Services is transforming Brightwater Commons

May 18, 2018

Here’s a project Four Seasons Property Services ( FSG Property Services) are busy working on at the moment. Brightwater Commons. Known for its spectacular water displays, they’re giving it a landscaping makeover, soon to be known as Ferndale Mall. Imagine a mall with the dazzling dance of lights you’ve always enjoyed at Brightwater Commons. Picture gardens added to that. Lush flowing greenery. We’re collaborating with some of the other contractors, as the plan for the landscaping was drawn up by a landscaping architect. We’re bringing the muscle. We’re installing over 2 KMs of 50 MM irrigation mainline. This gives you…

South Africa: Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson – Environmental Affairs Dept Budget Vote 2018/19

May 17, 2018

Budget Vote Speech by the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, National Assembly Honourable Chairperson of the Session; Honourable Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa; Honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers; MEC’s responsible for Environmental Affairs Honourable Chairperson and Members of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs; Honourable Members of Parliament; Distinguished Chairpersons and Chief Executives of Public Entities; Government officials present, Representatives of the private sector; Our guests; Ladies and gentlemen. Today is the first time the international community is marking the International Day of Living Together in Peace. It is a Day in which all nations,…

Sustainability is key for Corobrik

May 16, 2018

While sustainability is becoming commonplace in the construction industry, it has always formed an important component of Corobrik’s business – from the environmentally high-performing clay bricks to every aspect of its business operations. “Sustainability doesn’t just make sense from a business perspective, it is the social and environmental responsibility of every organisation to incorporate this as part of the company ethos, and this is something Corobrik has never taken lightly,” explained Daniele Torricelli, Director of Engineering at Corobrik. “From the creation of our bricks to the actual nature of the brick itself, sustainability is key. There has been significant investment…

FutureScape Africa Trade Show- 1st November 2018 save the date

May 11, 2018

Are you a green industry professional? Well then this event is tailored to you… FutureScape Africa is an event dedicated to the future of landscaping! Powered by the landscaping media leader, Pro Landscaper Africa, we are presenting a first ever for the industry. Due to the overwhelming need for an event of its type and based on the involvement within the magazine month-on-month, we have set the date for the 1st of November 2018 to launch our inaugural FutureScape Africa Trade Event. With a beautiful venue @ The LookOut V&A Waterfront Cape Town, we anticipate setting the tone of this…