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...
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...
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...
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 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 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 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 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...
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...
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!...
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 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 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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 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,...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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 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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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) -...
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...
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 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...
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 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 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...
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 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 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 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...
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 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 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...
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 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 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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-...
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...
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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