Biz Community CoCT proposes Parow Station Precinct exemption from heritage protection Residents and interested parties are invited to comment on the City of Cape Town's proposal to exempt the Parow Station Precinct from heritage protections under the National Heritage Resources...
Habitat Magazine Passing of Genius I M Pei – 1917-2019 I M Pei, the architect behind iconic buildings globally, including the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris (1989), died aged 102 at his home in Manhattan, NY yesterday 16...
Biz Community 2019 RICS Summit Africa speaker lineup finalised The 2019 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa takes place 29-30 May at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton Central. Eighteen keynote speakers and panellists have been confirmed...
Biz Community Miysis proposes fully-glazed roof, new spire for Notre-Dame Cathedral Belgian visualisation design studio Miysis has reimagined the roof and spire of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, following the news that the France government will launch an international competition to design...
Biz Community MAD Architects softens New York City skyline with fluid-form skyscraper MAD Architects has unveiled an alternative skyscraper softening New York City's skyline with its fluid form and new iconic presence. Called East 34th, the 232-metre tall skyscraper is...
Engineering News Construction industry in rapid decline as work wanes, mafia takes over, warns Safcec The South African construction industry is in a state of accelerated decline, says South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) CEO Webster Mfebe. This is caused mainly by a...
Biz Community Why more retailers are going green Every week, around the world, an area of floor space the size of Paris is constructed. With building and construction comes harmful emissions that remain with us for decades, threatening...
Biz Community Oppenheim Architecture designs GLF headquarters in Miami Oppenheim Architecture has completed a new office complex near the Miami River. The building comprises large shifted concrete volumes to provide a flexible office space and big open spaces throughout...
Engineering News Transnet launches continents first dredging school The Transnet Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE) has launched the continent’s first dredging school to develop and enhance the competences of new and already employed dredging personnel. The...
Biz Community Construction mafia derailing projects worth billions Yunus Bayat, a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), has called on the National Prosecuting Authority and local police services to intervene in what he describes...
Engineering News Intervention needed to protect South Africas infrastructure projects Urgent intervention is needed to protect infrastructure projects, investor confidence and the safety of professionals in the built environment, Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) member Yunus Bayat said...
Engineering News Aveng Strabag Joint Venture to appeal ruling on calling of Mtentu bridge bonds The Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (ASJV) reported on Friday that it would appeal the dismissal of an urgent application, lodged by the ASJV in February, seeking to prevent the South...
Biz Community Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced Tanmoy Dey, a graduate of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Department of Architecture in Bangladesh, along with his team mates Louise Bani Sarcar and Syed Golam Rabbani, were earlier this...
Biz Community Snhetta completes Europe's first underwater restaurant in Norway Snhetta's half-sunken restaurant has officially been opened to the public and the building will welcome its first guests in Lindesnes, Norway with its monolithic form and special...
Engineering News Public-Private Growth Initiative identifies 18 priority projects to unlock growth The Public-Private Growth Initiative (PPGI), an evolving sector-based collaboration between government and business, has earmarked 18 projects across various sectors of the South African economy for priority implementation...
Biz Community BIG unveils design of Warsaw-based Towarowa 22 Founded by Bjarke Ingels, international architectural firm BIG will extend its portfolio with a 230,000m2 urban development in Warsaw, Poland with Towarowa 22, recently unveiled at the 2019 MIPIM...
Habitat Magazine Adam Schlosberg Gallery owners reckon that the South African art scene is intoxicating currently. Its a period in which the country is producing wildly impressive talent. One of these up-and-...
Engineering News Gauteng preparing large projects to tap R100bn blended-finance infrastructure fund Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy expressed optimism on Tuesday that the province’s experience in developing a pipeline of blended-finance projects would position it well to tap into...
Biz Community NIGC Gas Urban Plaza International Competition winners announced Winners have been announced for the NIGC Gas Urban Plaza International Competition in Tehran, Iran. Hadi Teherani Architect + Eike Becker architekten + Design Core {4s} has been named the winner of...
Biz Community #Newsmaker: Nobethu Jolobe on architecture in strategic branding and communications Strategic branding and communications agency HKLM recently appointed Nobethu Jolobe, with a background in architecture, as creative director for 3D environmental projects. Nobethu JolobeDurban-born Jolobe studied a Bachelor of...
Biz Community SCAPE helps Boston trade sea wall for parks to deal with climate change Instead of building sea walls, Boston is now opting for waterfront parks that welcome the tides in and pose less of a threat to local marine life. Inspired by the...
Engineering News M2 motorway to be closed until Oct to allow for bridge rehabilitation The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) will be closing the M2 motorway between the Crown interchange and Martizburg street to allow for bridge rehabilitation to resume. The road closure will be...
Biz Community TNPA allocates R98m for floating caisson at Sturrock Dry Dock Following discussions among the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), Wesgro, industry and strategic partners with Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA), a R98m floating caisson will be constructed for...
Biz Community Department set to improve War on Leaks programme The Portfolio on Water and Sanitation has welcomed the department's commitment to reconsider the model of the War on Leaks programme, following challenges experienced in the last year. This,...
Biz Community City fails to publish water quality tests for two years Cape Town's scenic beaches, which are a draw card for tourists, are occasionally contaminated by bacteria from faeces, at levels which pose a risk to human health. The city...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Drones have transformed my business With drone use becoming increasingly prevalent across the surveying profession, we asked three drone-flying professionals to share their experiences. John Cusack: technical operations director, Qubic Aerial systems, UK and...
Architectural Digest Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Reinvent a Charles Moore–Designed Art Museum at Dartmouth Satisfying a client request to increase gallery spaces by 42 percent and offices by 400 percent, invent an art study center, and design a new public face for a college...
Architectural Digest Santiago Calatravas Design for Chicagos OHare Airport Bridges the Past and Future Chicago is a city steeped in rich architecture. Sure, it's often referred to as the Second City. But let's not forget that it did have the first skyscraper,...
Architectural Digest Beautiful Drawings by the Worlds Most Famous Architects Here at Architectural Digest, we, of course, think that all architects are artists, working in a three-dimensional medium on a grand scale. But their artistry actually goes beyond their...
Architectural Digest The Bauhauss Untold Impact on Everyday Design in America This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus design school in Weimar, Germany, and tributes are being held globally. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Harvard Art Museums...
Engineering News Aveng Strabag JV halts work at Mtentu bridge site, declares force majeure The Aveng Strabag joint venture (JV), responsible for building the R1.65-billion Mtentu bridge, in the Eastern Cape, has not returned to site following a three-month break as...
Architectural Digest Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils a Beautiful Design for the London Center for Music Few people would debate London's cultural primacyalong with Paris and New York, London contains some of the best art museums, most dynamic skyscrapers, and trendiest fashion of...
Architectural Digest Cutting-Edge Communities That Have Changed the World A home is not an island. Not isolated, not floating through space with a self-contained universe behind closed doors. We often consider the majority of design taking place within...
Architectural Digest This Architecture Firm Wants to Build a Wall Around Trump's Mar-a-Lago Since the current government shutdown (which remains in place at the time of publication of this article) began on December 22, hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been forced...
Architectural Digest Americas Most Expensive Home Was Just Sold to Billionaire Ken Griffin for $238 Million At this point, it's safe to say that billionaire Ken Griffin likes to set records. Early in the new year, Griffin completed one of the priciest deals in...
Architectural Digest Snhetta Designs Innovative Outdoor Retreats for Hospitals Think of a hospital, and youre likely conjuring an image of stark white halls with bright fluorescent lighting. Aesthetically, hospitals often leave a lot to be desired. But firm...
Architectural Digest Serenity Reigns in This Spacious North Carolina Waterfront Getaway When Manhattan resident Ferebee Taube, who grew up in relatively rural Rocky Mount, North Carolina, went looking for a vacation home for her husband and young children, she set her...
Biz Community Ruan Jansen van Rensburg named regional winner in Corobrik architecture awards Ruan Jansen van Rensburg from the Tshwane University of Technology has been announced a regional winner in this year's Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award. In addition to...
Engineering News DTPW provides update on Great Brak River roadworks The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) on Wednesday said its R182-million project to upgrade the R102 between Hartenbos and the Great Brak River, as well...
Architectural Digest Ryan Korban Infuses a Classic Manhattan Apartment with Warm Minimalism In the world of New York real estate, prewar apartments are like double-edged swords. On one hand, they have the kind of classical details and structure that make interior...
Engineering News Inside one of Joburgs flagship urban renewal projects Urban property fund Divercity is helping City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba to realise his concept of restoring the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) to some degree of its former...
Architectural Digest An Ode to California Calm in the Heart of Downtown Manhattan Most people would be horrified to learn that the Manhattan apartment theyd just occupiedupon a friend evacuating his film editing company officeshad no closets, zero bookshelves, and...
Architectural Digest Every Inch of This Polished Philadelphia Townhouse Is Highly Customized When a young couple tapped interior designer Mona Ross Berman to bring character to their lackluster corner office, neither party expected to dive headfirst into a multiyear overhaul of the...
Architectural Digest 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America Forever Humans, by nature, are problem solvers, and during the U.S.s brief history, some of the greatest engineering minds have dreamed up solutions that at one point seemed impossible....
Architectural Digest A New London Design Exhibit Celebrates David Adjaye In this star-studded age of architects, Sir David Adjaye has long claimed center stage, and now the London Design Museum is set to debut David Adjaye: Making Memory, devoted...
Architectural Digest San Francisco's Older BART Trains Might Be Turned Into Housing Units Last year, roughly 126 million people rode in trains operated by San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The system has been in continual operation since 1972, with...
Architectural Digest How Government Shutdowns Affect Housing and Design Now into its third full week, the U.S. federal government shutdownour countrys longest evermeans that museums such as the Smithsonian and National Parks are closed, 380,...
Architectural Digest 5 Smart Designs Combating Homelessness On any given night during 2018, some 552,830 Americans nationwide experienced homelessness, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. That'...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Our first thematic review: conflicts of interest RICS regulation is undertaking its first thematic review, taking a close look at conflicts of interest. It is the first piece of research, with the help of Research by Design,...
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...
Biz Community ElasticoSPA reinterprets traditional Italian houses With new construction techniques Italian architecture firm ElasticoSPA has renovated two traditional houses by using new masonry techniques, combining traditional concrete and stone in a different way. Image © Elisabetta CrovatoCalled Stoned, the...
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 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 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 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...
Engineering News Mashaba seeks Treasury's intervention in R180m housing funding dispute with province  Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said on Thursday said that the City manager will be writing to the director-general of National Treasury, Dondo Mogajane, to seek their urgent...
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 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'...
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