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Architectural excellence is a delicate balancing act that encompasses several key elements. Design talent, innovation, technical skill and social awareness all make up the skills set required for a fine architect. The pursuit of sustainable development is an equally important part of the mix today as projects demand a thorough…

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A fine architect combines design talent with engineering ability, social awareness and an aptitude for business. In recent years this skills set has, of necessity, expanded to include the pursuit of sustainable development. Today’s projects demand a clear understanding of the impact of modern technologies on the environment as well…

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Foot traffic refers to customers either in or around your business. Business success means having customers in your store. To increase sales a business needs to increase foot traffic. This means you have to grab the attention of potential customers passing by your store. One way to improve this is…

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“We are Europe,” an elder in an informal settlement told University of Cape Town (UCT) architectural student, Amy Thompson, during her extensive research for a thesis that won her this year’s Corobrik Most Innovative Final Year Landscape Architecture Project award. His comment – and Thompson’s discovery of the deep sense of…

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The national winner of the 28th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award will be named from among eight institutional winners and presented with a cheque for R50 000 in Sandton on 22 April 2015. This annual award is the country’s premier event to highlight the creative and technical talent of…

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In the last few years, the South African economy has fared fairly well compared to other markets. However, with global economic growth still at disappointing levels, companies in South Africa continue to trade under tough and uncertain economic conditions that have characterised the past few years. Many businesses continue to…

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The design of The Hill restaurant in the courtyard of the Old Fort at Constitution Hill in Braamfontein was inspired by its historical context as well as practicalities such as the condition that it be moveable should the lease expire. The result is a breath of fresh air in a…

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GROHE calls on SA businesses to save water by harvesting rain  With the recent water scarcities that struck Gauteng in September 2013, coupled with the fact that 98% of the country’s available water is already used, it is clear that South Africa is on the brink of a water crisis.…

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A global culture of sustainability   GROHE believes in resource efficiency and social responsibility   Sustainability at GROHE is a reflection of experience and expertise accumulated over many decades. Today the concept of sustainability is integral to all of the company’s processes and products, guiding the activities of its employees…

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