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Developed by Hungarian architect Aron Losonczi, LiTraCon (Light Transmitting Concrete) is the world’s first commercially available transparent concrete. The translucent material is created by combining concrete and thousands of optical fiber strands that act like aggregate. The optical fibers form a matrix between the two main surfaces of concrete block, connecting and…

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They say first impressions are lasting ones.  This is true for people but can also be equally important to businesses too.  Many customers see your office space, show room or store front before they actually deal with you or your team members, so physical space presentation is important. Décor needs…

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Thorsten Deckler, the co-founder of 26’10 South Architects, says sharpening your creative skills starts with looking outside the industry. For Thorsten Deckler of Johannesburg-based 26’10 South Architects, design can be found in the most seemingly mundane places, such as the side of the road. The trick is to stop and…

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In 2010 ‘We are Durban’ was alerted by Hoosen Moola from ‘iTrump’ and Darlene Menzies on the heart breaking closure of the Qalakahle ECD Centre in Mansel Market, due to the regulation health and safety standards not being met. The early childhood development is the only phase of education that…

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As with many industries, the construction industry is continuously evolving to meet the new demands of the ever-evolving and enlightened consumer. While many things remain the same, the industry is committed to adopting technologies and trends that ensure that it continues to do things progressively better and in keeping with…

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University of Johannesburg student, Harold Johnson, was named Corobrik’s 28th Architectural Student of the Year at a prestigious award ceremony at The Maslow in Sandton on 22 April 2015. He was recognised as one of South Africa’s best up and coming professionals in his field and awarded a R50 000…

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Achieving sustainable built environments with low impacts on the natural environment is becoming a universal goal. Energy usage in buildings is under the spotlight. Water wise projects are most likely to get the go ahead. That’s why an in-depth understanding of the environmental constraints and impacts of technologies on architectural…

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Innovation is the theme for the 28th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards which begins every year with regional competitions at the eight major universities and universities of technology across South Africa. ‘We expect the students to bring a fresh perspective to the architectural scene coupled with outstanding design…

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Graeme Noeth regional winner of Corobrik’s 28th Architectural Student of the Year Award, and his project, suggests that the architects of tomorrow are pushing the boundaries of design, but that they are addressing the environmental imperatives that will dictate the future of the built environment in South Africa. Speaking at…

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