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Business Insider Watch: Engineers have built a Wall-E doppelgänger robot to make sure humans on construction sites are building to spec Barcelona-based Scaled Robotics built a Wall-E doppelgänger to navigate around and build maps of construction sites by fusing images, video, and data captured by its robots....
Business Insider 5 things you need to know in SA business today and 9 gravity-defying building designs for people who aren't afraid of heights 1. The economy may be shrinking, but your retirement savings should have received a solid boost in the first six months of this year. The local stock market saw its...
Business Insider Heres why the majority of homes being built in SA now are flats or townhouses Six in ten residential properties constructed in South Africa in the first quarter of 2019 were apartments and townhouses, a new report by FNB showed.  The FNB Property Barometer,...
Business Insider Take a look inside: The spectacular house once owned by African Bank's ex-CEO is back on the market - for R135 million The spectacular beach house once owned by disgraced African Bank ex-CEO Leon Kirkinis is back on the market – this time for R135 million. The 684m² house is...
Business Insider Denmark's 45-metre spiral observation deck is an architectural masterpiece, but the photos show it's not for the faint of heart A new observation deck allows visitors get a unique perspective on the natural landscape of southeast Denmark, but its beautiful architecture has received attention across the globe. Located less than...
Business Insider Architects designed a skyscraper made entirely of plastic. It's inspired by the Tower of Babel. The world's plastic waste has become an overwhelming challenge. In Malaysia, the small town of Jenjarom is teeming with nearly 17,500 tonnes of discarded plastic. In the Philippines...
Business Insider MIT researchers discovered a way to move objects as heavy as a great white shark with your bare hands. Take a look. MIT researchers have discovered a way to move objects as heavy as a great white shark with your bare hands. One of the researchers, Brandon Clifford, recently debuted the technology...
Business Insider This start-up construction company wants to tune-up excavators with self-driving tech A tech start-up construction company wants to tune-up excavators with self-driving tech. They’re meant to do the basic menial tasks of drivers, so humans can...
Business Insider Watch: This futuristic vertical farm would farm fish, bugs and plants in the middle of the city Designers at Studio NAB have come up with the idea of creating a large vertical farm called the Superfarm to promote sustainable living.The designer’s nifty...
Business Insider These SA highway projects have been left half-finished after two construction giants went bust Four highway projects – with a total value of almost R2.3 billion – are in limbo after Group Five and Basil Read hit a wall. The 45-year-old...
Business Insider An 87-year-old Japanese designer just won the 'Nobel Prize of architecture.' Here are some of his most stunning masterpieces. At age 87, Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has left an indelible imprint on the world's cities. His recognizable designs include a 700-foot skyscraper in Milan, a contemporary art...
Business Insider Discovery is paying R23 million a month to rent its shiny new head office, which has a roof-top running track The Discovery-group will pay roughly R280 million a year - or R23 million a month - to rent its new offices in Sandton, Netwerk24 reported. Discovery has entered into a 15-...
Business Insider 19 of the most outrageous-looking skyscrapers of all time Skyscrapers have got taller, more expensive, and a lot more elaborate over the past few decades. Some of the most recent designs incorporate wild twists, thousands of plants, and even...
Business Insider One of the world's largest artificial waterfalls is a 100m manmade structure on the side of a Chinese skyscraper. Take a look. Guizhou province in China has the country's largest waterfall and one of the biggest in Asia. The region now also features one of the world's tallest man-made...
Business Insider The most impressive skyscraper of 2018 has the fastest elevator in the world. Take a look. The world is witnessing a massive boom in skyscraper construction, led by nations like China, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. This year alone, China built more skyscrapers than any...
Business Insider This abandoned Disney water park has been rotting for over 15 years now it's turning into a resort Seph Lawless When Disney River Country opened in 1976, visitors flocked to Orange County, Florida, to ride the winding slides and traverse the wooden bridges. The park closed down 25...
Business Insider These ultra-luxury villas near the Kruger will cost R90,000 a night but you get your own butler, spa therapist, and field tracker Cheetah Plains, a private game reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga, is currently constructing three designer bush villas that will be more than a little luxurious. Here'...
Business Insider The tallest skyscrapers of 2018 include a helipad, sky gardens, and an indoor skating rink The year's tallest skyscrapers include a number of luxury towers around the world. The structures feature notable design elements like helipads, sky gardens, and an indoor skating rink. 2018'...
Business Insider 8 of the most envy-inducing tiny homes of the year including a house that can be printed for less than R60,000 Around the world, many envy-inducing tiny homes were built in 2018. The list of this year's best includes a cabin on a mountainous ledge in New Hampshire in...
Business Insider Durban just launched a R1.14 billion highway interchange with 4 levels and Africas longest flyover bridge Durban just added an impressive architectural and engineering marvel to its portfolio of landmarks. The Mount Edgecombe highway interchange was officially opened by transport minister Blade Nzimande and the South...
Business Insider This is what the R2 billion Jewel City development on the seedier side of Joburgs CBD will look like Jewel City's Block 1 on the corner of Joe Slovo Driver and Fox Street in the Johannesburg CBD (supplied)Property developers Divercity will spend R2 billion to redevelop six...
Business Insider For R40 you can drive across Africas longest bridge and get to Mozambique four hours faster This past weekend, the president of Mozambique opened the three-kilometre long Maputo-Katembe bridge, officially the longest in Africa. Costing a massive R11.3 billion at current exchange rates ($...
Business Insider BMW designed these tiny luxury cabins for city life take a look inside As cities across the world contend with massive housing shortages, architects have developed new ways to build in miniature. Recent years have ushered in a wave of tiny homes, backyard...
Business Insider This South African super-strong brick is made from human urine - a world first The world’s first ‘bio-brick’ made from human urine was unveiled by University of Cape Town (UCT) civil engineering masters student Suzanne Lambert on Wednesday. ...
Business Insider Apartments are now available inside the world's skinniest skyscraper take a look The world's skinniest skyscraper will soon open up in New York City. Rising more than 1,400 feet above the ground, 111 W. 57th Street features a facade made...
Business Insider These are the tallest buildings in every province of South Africa The tallest building in each SA province isn't always even a skyscraper.  The average number of floors for the tallest buildings in non-metro provinces (Northern Cape, Limpopo,...
Business Insider 10 massive projects the Chinese are funding in Africa - including railways and a brand-new city China is Africa’s biggest and strongest ally and in recent years has pumped millions of dollars into the continent, funding one mega project after another. At the close...