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A far-sighted architectural student with his roots strongly planted in South African soil has won a prize for the design of an institutional building which will facilitate diversity and reinforce an emerging high street in Delft, a low income area 25km from Cape Town’s CBD. Clint Abrahams of the University…

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“The floor is the hardest working part of a room so careful selection upfront will keep it in tip top shape,” says Helen de Villiers, marketing manager at Belgotex Floorcoverings. Fashion vs Function - Select a carpet based on the amount of traffic and intended usage of that area, not…

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Technology: The movers and shakers In 1876, the president of Western Union brushed off Alexander Graham Bell's telephone as little more than an "electric toy," and the company called Bell's proposal to put one in every home "utterly out of the question." Oxford University professor Erasmus Wilson predicted that when…

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moladi - Creative Destruction - Beyond Faster Bricklayers An example of Creative Destruction -  Joseph Schumpeter moladi-creative-destruction   “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” - Henry Ford -    “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster…

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As the leading supplier of concrete materials in southern Africa, AfriSam has been supplying the Lesotho nation with superior quality cement for over half a century. The company established a physical presence in Lesotho when it opened its distribution centre in Maseru in 1999. This year AfriSam has, once again,…

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GROHE publishes first Sustainability Report   A comprehensive look at sustainability in practice   At GROHE, sustainability is a corporate value with a tradition and a future. The world’s leading supplier of water fittings is committed to enhancing and optimising sustainability at all its worldwide locations on an ongoing basis.…

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University of Cape Town landscape architecture graduate, Frank Kleinschmidt, has won the 2015 Corobrik Most Innovative Landscape Architecture Award for an innovative dissertation using an experimental board game known as Street Tactics™ to explore the exciting contemporary urban design concept known as “tactical urbanism”.   He took home a R6…

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moladi - Green Building Materials Embodied Enegrgy: "Embodied energy is the sum of all the energy required to produce any goods" Refering to the above chart reflecting the energy required to produce a kilogram of raw material in MJ/kg - it is obvious that aluminium consumes the most energy during the…

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Innovation, while incorporating ever-improving technology, is a standout quality that differentiates design resolutions and helps define architecture as special among one’s peers. Innovation, in sync with context, provides the delight factor permitting architectural design to compete comfortably on the world stage. Technical skill, technological understanding and the ability to create…

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