Biz Community World Architecture Festival announces shortlisted projects for 2019 The World Architecture Festival has announced its 534-project shortlist for 2019, among which are ALA Architects, Mecanoo, Heatherwick Studio, JKMM Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Studio...
Biz Community CoCT awarded for Strand sea wall rehabilitation The City of Cape Town's rehabilitation of the Strand sea wall recently won a Technical Excellence Project Award in the Marine and Harbour category at the 2019 South African...
Habitat Magazine The Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner Bentley has created a unique, Limited Edition model that pays homage to the legendary No. 1 Bentley Blower of 1929. The Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner is...
Biz Community R1.7bn upgrade at Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works under way The R1.7bn upgrade of the Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTWs), which treats effluent from the southern parts of Kuils River, Delft, Blackheath, Blackheath Industria, Blue Downs, Eerste River, De...
Habitat Magazine History Redesigned Australia and New Zealand were long established colonies of the British Isles and as such borrowed much from the old country. Architecture is an easily recognised example in this existing...
Habitat Magazine Officine Gullo – Back to the Future This old farmhouse, skilfully restored in a definitive contemporary style, features a new and notable design project by Officine Gullo RUBIN RED & BRUSHED NICKEL. Its located in a patently...
Habitat Magazine A feast for all senses: CapeGin goes on tour with The Travelling Art Gallery! capegin has dedicated itself to the many fine handcrafted gins that are produced with devoted craftmanship in South Africa. For the Swiss online retailer with a soft spot for South...
Habitat Magazine New Jaguar XE is a hyper-real work of art Jaguar revealed the new XE sedan in unique fashion, by commissioning a series of highly detailed paintings which blur the lines between art and reality. The trio of hyper-real...
Habitat Magazine Design Holding Wall: the making of A playful, interactive wall to celebrate the designers and their iconic design which built the history of Flos, B&B Italia and Louis Poulsen, together as Design Holding. The three...
Biz Community New expansion plans revealed for Heathrow Airport The Heathrow Airport has unveiled "preferred expansion plans" designed by Grimshaw Architects. The new plans have been unveiled for the Airport Expansion Consultation process which will run until 13 September...
Habitat Magazine Leeto: A Sam Nhlengethwa Print Retrospective at Wits Art Museum Leeto: A Sam Nhlengethwa Print Retrospective surveys the print work of renowned artist Sam Nhlengethwa from 1978 to 2018. Leeto is a seTswana/seSotho word for journey and, as the...
Biz Community From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SA Legaro Properties is no stranger to the green building industry with the lifestyle and commercial property developer scooping last year's GBCSA Award for highest rated green building in South...
Habitat Magazine Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, awarded CBE in Queens Birthday Honours list Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queens Birthday Honours List 2019.Awarded for services...
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...
Biz Community Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do? More than half of the world's population currently lives in cities while projections show an increase to two thirds by 2050. Many people living in small areas means large...
Biz Community SAOTA completes resort-inspired home in Bali Situated in Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia, SAOTA has completed a resort-inspired home that puts a contemporary spin on local materiality and vernacular architecture, creating a luxurious modern holiday home...
Habitat Magazine TBAD Architects and Design Every so often a designer or architect comes along whose unique style makes a statement to such an extent that you cant help but take notice. One such person...
Engineering News Minerals Council welcomes safety improvements, but warns of continuing policy concerns JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The Minerals Council South Africa will, later this year, launch a new health and safety initiative called Khumbela iKhaya, council president Mxolisi Mgojo revealed on Wednesday....
Biz Community High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities A high-level panel featuring President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Prime Minister Josai Vorege Bainimarama of Fiji, and Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed...
Habitat Magazine Discovery Sport enhanced for family adventure The new Discovery Sport, the compact premium SUV, has been transformed to make it more technologically-advanced with greater practicality to keep its occupants safe and comfortable in all conditions....
Biz Community New mixed-use student accommodation revitalises Hatfield Square Hatfield Square mixed-use student accommodation in Pretoria was designed by the Paragon Group for owners and developers Respublica and Redefine. Catering for 2,200 students in a variety of...
Biz Community dhk completes sculpted monolithic apartment block in Century City dhk Architects has completed an apartment block in Century City, Cape Town, conceived as a monolith with indentations and cut-outs. The building features 85 luxury residential apartments and penthouses...
Biz Community Chris Collaris, i29 complete tiny holiday home in Vinkeveen, Netherlands Architect Chris Collaris and i29 interior architects have completed a tiny holiday home in the middle of nature in Vinkeveen, Netherlands. Called Tiny Holiday Home, the house sits on a...
Engineering News Buoyed by mining recovery, Barloworld looks to Mongolia for growth Barloworld’s results on Monday reflected some of the biggest trends in the South African economy, with the company reporting a sharp drop in equipment sales to the troubled...
Biz Community Herzog & De Meuron's controversial Triangle Tower gets approval Herzog & de Meuron's controversial Triangle Tower in Paris has been approved by the Administrative Court of Paris. The 41-storey tower, located in the Porte de Versailles site in...
Biz Community Desalination plant ends contract with City of Cape Town Quality Filtration Systems (QFS), the V&A Waterfront desalination plant owner, has terminated its water supply contract with the City of Cape Town and will pursue legal action. The city...
Engineering News Sappi says dissolving wood pulp prospects remain strong despite near-term pressures Diversified forests products group Sappi is warning of lower full-year earnings, owing to ongoing market weakness for graphic paper, as well as near-term pricing and volume pressures for...
Habitat Magazine Flexible Legacy location: Bardon, Queensland, Australia | architecture: Shaun Lockyer Architects | interior design: Kalka | photography: Cathy Schusler A palette of sandblasted concrete, spotted gum timber and natural stone creates a robust, warm and...
Habitat Magazine Julia Day Julia Day, interior designer and founder of Generation, returns to Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View with a CoLab stand: For In-Residence the designer is creating a lounge that...
Biz Community Massive pollution in Durban sea as waste treatment facility fails Bathing, surfing and fishing have been banned in Durban due to raw sewage flowing into the water. Hundreds of thousands of litres of raw sewage are flowing into the port...
Biz Community All the 2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards winners Ethiopia's former state minister in the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy Wondimu Tekle Sigo was among the winners at the annual African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards held...
Engineering News Rising demand for versatile mini cranes There is growing demand for the versatile and compact Unic Spider Mini Cranes in South Africa’s construction and mining sectors, says local distributor B&B Group CEO Bob...
Biz Community AI SpaceFactory wins NASA's 3D Printing Habitat Challenge Competition AI SpaceFactory, a multi-planetary architectural and technology design agency, has won the first prize in NASA's 3D Printing Habitat Challenge Competition. The team was awarded with a $500,...
Biz Community Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent's future claims...
Habitat Magazine Michelin-star Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen comes home Bornand raised on a farm, first South African Michelin-star Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen always knew he would one day return to the bush; to the campfires...
Biz Community Construction workers strike over training fund Workers at the R68m construction site of Noninzi Luzipho Primary School in KwaNobuhle township, Uitenhage, are on strike over a training fund. About 40 workers employed by Alex Maintenance and...
Biz Community SAOTA named a winner in Hamburg Neulnder Quarree competition Cape Town architecture and design firm SAOTA, along with eL Architecture from Cologne and Robertneun Architects from Berlin, have been named the winners of the architectural competition for the new...
Biz Community Dirty sea water brings Cape Town desalination plant to a halt The R60m V&A Waterfront desalination plant has been sitting dormant since February. Quality Filter Systems (QFS), the plant owner and contractor, said the decision to stop operation was due...
Biz Community Increasing population growth in Africa's megacities a challenge for authorities Megacities, cities with a population of at least 10 million, are sprouting everywhere in Africa. Cairo in Egypt, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Lagos in Nigeria...
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...
Biz Community Studio NAB proposes educational and socially active greenhouse roof for Notre-Dame Cathedral Following the recent tragic fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a series of images and proposals have started to circulate on social media for the redesign of its spire. During...
Biz Community Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm? Whenever I visit the Sahara I am struck by how sunny and hot it is and how clear the sky can be. Aside from a few oases there is little...
Biz Community Re-imagining waste-to-energy for micro-generation The exploration of alternative energy sources and projects has been all the 'buzz' again, particularly in response to challenges Eskom continues to face and the looming reality of further loadshedding...
Biz Community World's tallest indoor waterfall completed at Jewel Changi Airport The world's tallest indoor waterfall has been designed by Safdie Architects, reimagining the centre of the Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore as a major public realm attraction. Named the...
Biz Community Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness Siemens has launched its Atlas of Digitalization, a new web-based application that reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalisation and develop new ways of...
Engineering News Nzimande requests George IPTN Phase 4B suspension Transport Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has requested the Western Cape provincial government to suspend plans to roll out Phase 4B of the George Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN). This was...
Biz Community VSD and magnetic bearings drive HVAC advances in 2019 HVAC solutions are getting smarter and more efficient every year. These advances are driven by both customer demands and new regulations. Two components that are helping HVAC manufacturers meet these...
Biz Community Divercity takes transfer of Towers Main, redevelopment set to begin Divercity Urban Renewal Fund has taken transfer of the 30-storey Towers Main building in Johannesburg's ABSA Precinct with redevelopment plans to extend the lifespan of the landmark. The...
Engineering News Cape Town in good position even if winter rains are poor deputy mayor Dam levels are 10% higher than the City of Cape Town's projections for the end of summer so the city is in a good position even if the...
Engineering News Policy and regulatory malaise undermining efforts to address power deficit Lingering policy uncertainty and regulatory delays are continuing to impede the development of hundreds of small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) projects, which are seen at the quickest and cheapest way...
Biz Community Mall of Tembisa development under way Work on the 42,889m2 Mall of Tembisa, McCormick Property Development's (MPD) largest development to date, has begun. The regional shopping centre will be located in the under-serviced...
Biz Community Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change Every year, the world's most "liveable" cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Monocle Magazine. Global institutions including UN Habitat and the...
Biz Community Consumers should generate their own electricity and become 'prosumers' Eskom's inability to provide the country with a reliable supply of electricity is mainly due to many years of insufficient maintenance of its aging coal-fired power stations, a...
Biz Community Radisson BluWaterfront to harvest sea water with new desalination plant The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront has made it possible to harvest seawater for desalination purposes, resulting in the hotel being independent of the Cape Town municipality's water system. As...
Biz Community New paper on Cape Town drought unpacks lessons for other municipalities Unpacking the Cape Town Drought: Lessons Learnt is a new paper from the University of Cape Town's African Centre for Cities which warns that the Cape Town drought has...
Biz Community #Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities' sectors in South Africa. Today the country...
Engineering News Economy impacts negatively on harbour infrastructure and dredging The economic situation and reduced demand for port facilities have led to a general reduction in investment in harbour infrastructure and dredging, says global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright transport...
Engineering News Renewal of iconic Joburg high-rise a response to citys evolving property needs Located at the centre of banking group Absa’s campus in downtown Johannesburg, Absa Towers Main stands in stark contrast to the rest of the complex. Currently stripped out...
Biz Community Tree Tops Houghton inspired by world's largest urban forest Designed by dhk Architects for property developers Tricolt, Tree Tops Houghton is a new apartment block planned for a site nestled between Houghton and Rosebank in Johannesburg. The complex is...
Biz Community Revitalisation of Joburg's Jewel City forges ahead The redevelopment of Jewel City in the Johannesburg CBD is under way, as Divercity Urban Property Fund revitalises six city blocks that have been closed to the public for decades....
Biz Community How dirty is the Cape Flats groundwater? The groundwater we are extracting from the Cape Flats to augment drinking supply and make us more drought resilient, is too polluted to use without it being treated. Waste water...
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...
Engineering News French Foreign Affairs Minister visits local construction academy French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian visited construction materials and infrastructure components multinational Saint-Gobain Construction Training Academy, in Germiston, Ekurhuleni, earlier this month, to...
Engineering News Local industrial waste being made into paints Local construction materials firm Amoriguard sustainably consumes recycled industrial waste to produce construction products and paints and, in certain applications, improve the performance of the products compared with conventionally produced...
Biz Community Why crisis proofing for water preservation in SA should be a priority This year's theme for World Water Day, held annually on 22 March, is 'Leaving no one behind', aptly revisiting access to water as a critical human right and placing...
Engineering News Oxford Parks Phase 2 construction set for Sept 2020 completion Construction company Concor Buildings anticipates completion of construction on Phase 2 of the Oxford Parks project, in Rosebank, in September 2020. Concor in February started construction on Phase 2 of...
Biz Community Atterbury leadership succession plan taking shape Real estate developer and investor Atterbury is moving forward with its leadership succession plan with the appointment of Armond Boshoff as CEO of Atterbury (Southern Africa) after having served 15...
Biz Community Gus Wstemann Architects completes concrete affordable housing in Zurich Zurich and Barcelona-based architecture firm Gus Wstemann Architects has designed affordable housing offering the lowest renting prices amongst other buildings in the city of Zurich, Switzerland. The firm...
Habitat Magazine Chef Guido Brambilla – Bocca Born in Milan, Italy, Guido Brambilla studied Business Management and Law in England. Eventually trading his spreadsheets for oven sheets, he enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu London. Rooted in an...
Habitat Magazine Contrast of Form location: Waterfall Country Estate, Midrand | architecture: Louise O Architects | interior design: Tiggs Crozet Interior Design | landscaping: Urbanic Landscaping (Pty) Ltd | photography: Elsa Young On an open piece of land, with...
Biz Community Local architecture exhibition programme launched in KZN Corobrik is sponsoring a new monthly programme in Glenwood in Kwazulu-Natal, SAIA-KZN First Thursdays, which showcases the work of local architects through a range of evolving themes. The...
Engineering News Emira on track to achieve environmental sustainability targets CEO Diversified real estate investment trust (Reit) Emira Property Fund is continuing its positive impact on environmental sustainability by increasing its use of renewable energy resources, expanding its water efficiency initiatives...
Engineering News Africa needs to embrace all forms of energy, says Van Loggerenberg There is huge demand for electricity in Africa, with about 600-million people on the continent who have no access to electricity. There has been a huge migration to urban...
Engineering News Company offers technology to mitigate floods Construction design and engineering services provider Royal HaskoningDHV’s BlueLabel technology can be used to mitigate flooding in South Africa, says Royal HaskoningDHV business development water director Tjeerd Driessen....
Engineering News Concurrent events to unfold at PEWA The Power & Electricity World Africa (PEWA) event brings innovators, disrupters and change agents together to talk and engage in business pertaining to power and electricity. It serves as a platform...
Engineering News Equipment supplier to spread its wings outside South Africa Industrial equipment supplier Vermeer will attend The Solar Show Africa 2019 which is combined with the 2019 Power and Electricity World Africa (PEWA) conference at the Sandton Convention Centre on...
Engineering News Lesedi exploring opportunities in Africa at PEWA Engineering, procurement, project management and maintenance solutions firm Lesedi Nuclear Services will, for the second time, attend the Power and Electricity World Africa (PEWA) conference taking place on March 26...
Biz Community UCT's Lesego Bantsheng wins Corobrik's Landscape Architecture Award University of Cape Town (UCT) landscape architecture student Lesego Bantsheng has won Corobrik's Most Innovative Final Year Landscape Architecture Award for 2018 for her thesis 'Pula! a Ene: Rain!...
Biz Community Stronger leadership vital within SACAP following former registrar's resignation Following the resignation of the former registrar of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), Marella O'Reilly, industry veterans are hopeful that new leadership may reposition the...
Biz Community PASA designs bubble-like showroom for Barloworld Equipment Appointed by developer Eris Property Group, Paragon Architects South Africa (PASA) designed a new corporate head office and showroom for Barloworld Equipment in Isando, Johannesburg. A feature of the project...
Habitat Magazine Electrifying I-PACE Jaguar has introduced South Africa to the future of motoring with their first all-electric vehicle (EV), launched together with a rapid public charging network to enable long distance travel...
Biz Community Residential module built entirely from waste, recycled materials in Switzerland A residential module, fully constructed from reusable, recyclable, and compostable materials, has been opened in Dbendorf, Switzerland. Named NEST, the modular research and innovation building, run by Empa and...
Biz Community Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in the hands of communities - using 3D printers. It could have far-reaching implications for economic development, environmental sustainability, inclusion and other benefits....
Engineering News Novo Energy launches R130m gas compression facility in eMalahleni Energy solutions company Novo Energy on Friday launched a R130-million large-scale natural gas compression facility at the Highveld industrial park, in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. The facility provides cleaner, and...
Engineering News PE Tanker Berth repairs on schedule for completion later this month Repairs to the Tanker Berth in the Port of Port Elizabeth are progressing as scheduled, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said this week. The berth has been closed since February...
Biz Community Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certification Sun International's Wild Coast Sun has achieved Africa's first Net Zero Waste rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). "We are delighted that the growth...
Habitat Magazine La Vinya Villa location: PGA Catalunya, Girona, Spain | architecture: Studio RHE| photography: Roger Casas This new villa is one of a number to be built around the perfected landscape of the PGA Catalunya...
Biz Community How digitisation has enabled smart homes and buildings What once was science fiction is an everyday reality thanks to digitisation, and this is just the beginning. prykhodov 123RF.comLights only operate when someone is there; air conditioners...
Habitat Magazine Elphick Proome Architects – Design for Living Elphick Proome Architects (EPA) is an internationally acclaimed, Durban-based practice with three decades of experience. Led by George Elphick and Nick Proome, 75 talented staff contribute to the studio...
Biz Community Cape Town has a plan to manage its water. But there are big gaps The City of Cape Town - and southwest Africa more generally - experienced its worst drought on record between 2015 and 2018. With fresh rains as well as careful water management, the...
Habitat Magazine Visionary Platform location: Waterfall Country Estate, Midrand | architecture: Studious Architects Derick Brits | interior design: owners Sharon Green Franco & Sergio Franco | photography: Rene Walker Waterfall Country Estate is a recent residential development combining...
Biz Community Renewable energy programme attracts R209.4bn to SA economy The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) is making a significant impact on the economy, job creation, community upliftment, economic transformation and climate change. The REIPPP is a...
Biz Community Gugs roads rehabilitation project well underway The City of Cape Town's Transport Directorate is making great progress with its Gugulethu Roads Rehabilitation project. This project aims to provide the community with an improved and upgraded...
Biz Community New water supply, waste management project launched in Welenchiti, Ethiopia A new model water supply, sanitation and waste management system was recently added to Ethiopia's water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in the town of Welenchiti, Oromia Region....
Engineering News Transnet sets up war room to combat infrastructure-theft surge and line sabotage Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has set up a war room together with the South Africa Police Service (SAPS) in a bid to deal with a surge in infrastructure theft, as...
Habitat Magazine Trellidor – Redefining the Barrier Trellidor is known for traditional security gates and burglar proofing, but for over eight years the company has been introducing more lifestyle-influenced designs to its range. The first of...
Biz Community Caio Verde, Angola's new sustainable city takes shape in Cabinda Caio Verde is a new sustainable city currently under development in the Angolan province of Cabinda. Unfolding around three large indigenous coastal forests, the city, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean...
Habitat Magazine CREMA, Tom Dixon & Friends – After Dark. CREMA is thrilled to announce an immersive design experience that takes the pop-up display over to the dark side. Thursday 7 March 2019 will see the official launch of...
Engineering News Promising growth in construction sector brings hope for 2019 Despite the contribution of the construction sector to local economic activity being inconsistent, and having decreased significantly over the years, Constructional Engineering Association (CEA) executive director Anthony Boy is hopeful...
Engineering News Unregistered HVAC practitioners still a threat to industry Saracca Despite improvement in the number of people who are obtaining training and qualifications to become registered refrigeration gas practitioners, the number of air conditioner installers without an authorised refrigeration gas...
Engineering News BBE Group air-cooling consulting crucial to African mining prospects Consulting and engineering services business Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE) Group’s air-cooling consulting and services are crucial to its involvement in several mining projects, with construction and delivery...
Habitat Magazine British Airways – Freedom Flying The British Airways Executive Club is uncomplicated and free to join on ba.com. Join, and there are immediate benefits from exclusive privileges and rewards (upgrades, hotel stays and car...
Engineering News Green solution used for retaining walls Geotextiles manufacturer Fibertex SA is working on a project that entails the supply of more than 12 000 geosynthetic sand container (GSC) bags that are being used as a green...
Engineering News Operations to be ramped up at edible-oil plant Civil and structural engineering firm ADA Consulting is set to complete the upgrade of edible-oil supplier CEOCO’s Boksburg plant, in Gauteng, by September. ADA Consulting MD Paul...
Habitat Magazine Kohler’s Components Collection KOHLER is putting the freedom of choice into the hands of South African consumers and specifiers with their latest Components line of interchangeable tap elements. This collection offers a wide...
Biz Community Dams can mimic the free flow of rivers, but risks must be managed In recent decades, humans have built many dams. These are designed to regulate flow for irrigation, hydropower and water supply. Most major rivers in the world are dammed. Felix Lipov ...
Habitat Magazine Deepest Darkest by Suzaan Heyns & Krisjan Rossouw Opening just ahead of the 2019 Cape Town Art Fair, Deepest Darkest is a boutique contemporary Art Gallery in the historical heritage village of De Waterkant, within the Cape Town...
Biz Community Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines? Despite the large impact mines have on the environment, mining is a significant contributor to the local economy from both a financial and employment perspective - with an estimated worth of...
Habitat Magazine Plewman Architects – Game Lodge to Cityscape Nicholas Plewman Architects, based in Johannesburg and having recently opened an office in Stellenbosch, was founded and is directed by Nick Plewman. This architect has combined his life-long passion...
Habitat Magazine Casarredo – Design Distinction Since 1956 Giorgio Collection has been creating a distinguished level of furniture intended for luxury lovers. Currently present in 52 countries, it has become a landmark in the world of...
Biz Community SAPPMA issues call for papers ahead of PIPES XII Conference The Southern African Plastic Pipes Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has issued an invitation to professionals interested in presenting at its PIPES XII Conference, to submit their abstracts as soon as possible....
Engineering News What needs to be done to make SAs buildings fire safe In the wake of a deadly fire at the Bank of Lisbon building, in Johannesburg, last year, along with a spate of fires at other buildings, questions have been raised...
Habitat Magazine California Modern location: Healdsburg, California, USA | architecture: Feldman Architecture | interior design: by clients | photography: Joe Fletcher Forty acres of undeveloped rolling countryside was the site for this modest yet distinctly different build,...
Biz Community Wits regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award winner announced Jason Ngibuini from the University of Witwatersrand is a regional winner in the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award, taking the top prize of R10,000. Second place...
Engineering News Aveng Strabag JV terminates Mtentu contract, citing protests; Sanral unconvinced The Aveng Strabag joint venture (ASJV) has decided to terminate the Mtentu bridge contract, in the Eastern Cape. The 1.1 km, R1.65-billion bridge forms part of the...
Habitat Magazine Poltrona Frau – Auspicious Decades A hundred years after Achilles birth anniversary and 50 years after Pier Giacomos death anniversary, Poltrona Frau wanted to celebrate Castiglioni brothers with the launch of a Limited...
Habitat Magazine Stiles – Super Surfaces This contemporary home in George is an exercise in coastal practicality, in synch with aesthetically considered architecture and interior design. As is often the case, in such environs, finishes are...
Habitat Magazine Miele – Dishwasher Buyers’ Guide We speak to Liam Gawne from leading appliance manufacturer, Miele, on his top tips on what to look for when investing in a dishwasher. There is no denying that a...
Habitat Magazine Duravit – Oodi Central Library The new Oode (English: ode) central library in downtown Helsinki opened on December 5, 2018, the day before the 101st anniversary of Finlands independence. The parliament building, concert hall,...
Habitat Magazine Lay of the Land This vacant plot on an estate in Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands measures 910 square metres. Architect Hugo Hamity was tasked with designing a contemporary family home that would meld...
Habitat Magazine Woodbender introduces the Cala Last year Woodbender was inspired to bring you the Malmo after noticing that low backrest seating was becoming increasingly popular. In 2018 theyve adapted the Malmo and are now...
Habitat Magazine Chris Soal – Sticks and stones create a master piece Chris Soal is an award-winning artist living and practicing in Johannesburg, South Africa. Using found materials as the departure point for his works, Soals sculptural and spatial approach...
Biz Community UNU report compares technologies that remove arsenic from groundwater Recently released by United Nations University's Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health, a new study compares for the first time the effectiveness and costs of many different...
Habitat Magazine Blancpain celebrates Chinese New Year Blancpain’s Traditional Chinese Calendar is a watchmaking masterpiece combining the fundamental principles of the age-old lunisolar calendar stemming from Chinese tradition with the date according to the...
Biz Community dhk completes 12,000m2 Battery Park in Cape Town Architecture and urban design firm dhk has completed Battery Park, a 12,000m2 urban park situated at a key entranceway to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Developed as...
Biz Community SA's dam levels continue to drop The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on water consumers to intensify their water conservation efforts to save the country from a dry winter. The department said that South...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors The call of the wild Protecting wildlife for the future will also benefit developers and homeowners, argues Rachel Hackett of The Wildlife Trusts. The government has an ambition to build one million new homes in...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors What if all new homes had a car-charging point? All new homes having a car-charging point would be a step in the right direction, says Ashley Osborne, but, in the short term, it could create more problems than...
Biz Community NMU's Riaan Huiskens takes regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award As a regional winner of the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award, Riaan Huiskens will represent Nelson Mandela University at the final competition to be held on the...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Fitter cities With health and well-being an increasingly important consideration in towns and cities, Yvonne Rydin and Helen Pineo discuss how surveyors can contribute to healthier lives. While high-income and...
Architectural Digest Why Peru May Be the Worlds Most Sustainable Destination When Chilean architect Jos Cruz Ovalle set out to design the South American hotel group Exploras first property outside of Chile, Explora Valle Sagrado in Perus Sacred Valley,...
Architectural Digest The Restoration of King Tut's 3,000-Year-Old Tomb Is Finally Complete When British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter discovered King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922, the world erupted into frenzied excitement. For the first time in history, a burial chamber...
Biz Community Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on ceiling of Japan restaurant Tokyo-based architecture studio Moriyuki Ochiai Architects has completed the interior of a Japan restaurant by hanging red sticks and wooden planes from the ceiling of the building that create...
Biz Community Plastics pipes bodies warn against substandard pipe use in important applications The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has added its voice to the Plastics Pipe Institute's (PPI) warning about substandard high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes that do not...
Engineering News Modules finalisation nearing completion The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (Saretec) has taken on the custodian role as the national renewable-energy-sector educator and hopes to have finalised all five occupational certificates...
Architectural Digest Rio de Janeiro Receives the First-Ever Title of UNESCO World Capital of Architecture Rio de Janeiro, known for world-class samba, caipirinhas, and breathtaking beaches, recently added another accolade: The city was just chosen by UNESCO as the worlds first capital of...
Engineering News AMSA extends water treatment contract with Veolia Water Technologies Veolia Water Technologies South Africa has been re-awarded the operational and chemical water treatment contract for ArcelorMittal South Africa’s (AMSA’s) Vanderbijlpark Works operation. Veolia has...
Architectural Digest This Tiny Home Runs on Used Coffee Beans from Dunkin' Donuts Coffee helps energize millions of Americans each day. In fact, according to the U.K.-based marketing firm Euromonitor, the average American guzzles nearly 90 gallons of coffee each year....
Architectural Digest What Would a "Green New Deal" Look Like for Architecture? Newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got tongues wagging this month when she championed a plan for a Green New Deal, and drafted a proposal to kickstart the committee that...
Biz Community Investing in the future of building and architecture The first regional finalist of the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards has been named, while the company gears up for a year of investment and expansion. Ruan...
Biz Community Trends transforming the traditional face of property ownership High property prices and building costs, rising consumer inflation and a subdued economy are driving the development of innovative alternatives, with a number of emergent trends transforming the traditional face...
Architectural Digest An Otherworldly Cultural Complex Grows Out of the Jungle in Mexico Azulik Uh May, a new cultural complex that opened in the jungle outside Tulum at the beginning of December, is full of holes. Under the 52-foot-tall dome of...
Architectural Digest This New Coastal Village Was Designed to Be Picture-Perfect Twelve years ago, developer Rick Caruso began envisioning a center of town for a town that had no center: Pacific Palisades, a seaside Los Angeles community nestled between Malibu and...
Architectural Digest An Inspired Gut Renovation Where Light and Flow Rule the Day You could say an interior designer always remembers his first gut renovation, especially when it starts out as a small decoration job that took on new life. The ultimate combination...
Biz Community How water treatment in South Africa can eradicate water-related diseases Understanding the nature of waterborne diseases is the first step to comprehending why water treatment is critical in South Africa. Waterborne diseases are a global phenomenon and in an effort...
Architectural Digest 5 Architectural-Heritage Sites at Risk from Sea-Level Rise Last week, NOAA released its annual Arctic report, which revealed that rapid warming over the past three decades has led to a 95 percent decline of the region's...
Biz Community 5 things utilities must consider in their quest to become smarter Driven by the requirement to improve operational efficiencies and revenues, cut down on wastage, and enhance customer service, water utilities around the world are turning to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) -...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Infrastructure suffers as Brazilian institutions are marred by scandal Recent political scandals have impacted public trust in Brazils public institutions. Political corruption has resulted in mismanaged infrastructure projects impacting viability of public transportation, waste, water, energy and other...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Fire safety: Why it's key to our global urbanisation response Dubai is known for its mega skyscrapers, its mixed use buildings and perhaps best known for having the worlds tallest building, The Burj Khalifa. The city has come...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Fitter cities With health and well-being an increasingly important consideration in towns and cities, Yvonne Rydin and Helen Pineo discuss how surveyors can contribute to healthier lives. While high-income and...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Team reenacts surveyor’s journey in Arctic Canada As a boy, David Reid was an avid collector of stories by famous explorers. He would listen to them recount their tales of adventure upon their return from faraway lands....
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors EU sustainable finance: the state of play The European Commission has published the state of play of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. On 5 July 2018, the members of the newly-created Technical Expert Group...
Biz Community Elao Martin wins UJ Corobrik regional architecture award The University of Johannesburg's Elao Martin is the regional winner of this year's Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award. Martin received an award of R10,000 while...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Cities for our Future regional shortlists announced After almost 1,200 entries and over two weeks of deliberation, our regional judging panels of experts, RICS professionals and partners have narrowed the list down to a total of...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Global organisations unite to solve fire safety in buildings RICS has joined more than 30 organisations from around the world to develop landmark industry standards to address fire safety in buildings. The group, known as the International Fire Safety...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors What if all new homes had a car-charging point? All new homes having a car-charging point would be a step in the right direction, says Ashley Osborne, but, in the short term, it could create more problems than...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Rural conference report 2018 Change and opportunity were strong themes running through the 2018 rural conference. Brexit Many aspects of surveying are facing up to changes but the rural sector has the added direct...
Engineering News Transnet to pursue just and equitable settlements with rail OEMs awarded unlawful contracts Having determined the procurement of 1 064 diesel and electric locomotives to be “irregular and unlawful”, Transnet has communicated its intention to review contacts awarded to four original...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors The call of the wild Protecting wildlife for the future will also benefit developers and homeowners, argues Rachel Hackett of The Wildlife Trusts. The government has an ambition to build one million new homes in...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Determining the value of unregistered land: Examples from around the world There is a widely-discussed notion that title registration and formalisation are essential prerequisites for valuing unregistered land. In a report published by RICS, we examine, for the first time,...
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Cities for our Future global shortlist announced The Cities for our Future judges have assessed the regional shortlists to decide the winners, and the two best runners-up from around the world. The shortlisted projects will now...
Biz Community What is aeration in sewage treatment? Aeration is a fundamental component of conventional sewage treatment, because without it the biodegradation of many pollutants wouldn't take place as it should. You might still be wondering exactly...
Biz Community V&A Clock Tower refurbishment complete Commissioned to refurbish the Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront, building refurbishment company Indawo completed its work on the historic building in time to see in 2019. V&A...
Biz Community Much of the same expected for 2019 With pressure on costs, increased fuel prices, the water shortage in Cape Town in 2018, and an economy that is struggling at best, the remedial construction industry can prepare for...
Biz Community The exciting fast-growing trend of TOD Transit-oriented development is the exciting fast-growing trend in creating vibrant, livable, sustainable communities. Also known as TOD, it's the creation of compact, walkable, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-...
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...
Engineering News Cornubia bridge opened to traffic The new Cornubia bridge that crosses over the N2 to uMhlanga, in KwaZulu-Natal, has been partially opened to traffic, says construction design and engineering services provider Royal HaskoningDHV project...
Biz Community Alternative building methods continue to change the face of construction in Africa Beyond brick and mortar, South Africans are increasingly considering new and alternative building methods and techniques. This is largely due to the increase in urbanisation, population growth, ever-increasing utility...
Engineering News Growthpoint prepares for Cape Towns planned ban on wet waste at landfills   JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Growthpoint Properties has partnered with Waste Transformers – an organisation based in Netherlands – to leverage end-of-pipeline food waste from the...
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