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  Through the architectural student of the year programme Corobrik is extending the opportunity for ongoing discourse on design interventions and technologies to help provide for a more sustainable built environment. Speaking at the 2014 Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Steve Behrens,…

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World class architectural design has many contributing elements – innovation, creative flare, aesthetic excellence, great functionality and increasingly, the need for sustainability and care for the environment. “Environmental imperatives have created greater circumspection by architects towards reducing energy and water usage and there is the clear trend now towards the…

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Energy efficient mechanisms and interventions to better sustain the environment are not just nice to haves – they are integral to a more sustainable future and building standards and regulations are likely to be revised and fine tuned going forward to support such an end. The architectural profession is central…

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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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