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Rise in number of green buildings in South Africa, reveals report

Posted on 28. Aug, 2014 by .

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  The spike in the number of green buildings is higher in South Africa than any other nation in the world, revealed the McGraw-Hill Construction SmartMarket Report According to the report, high energy consumption, low operating costs and environmental stewardship are among the leading reasons which have made South Africa a favourable place to construct […]

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Nedbank unveils its fourth Green building in Roodepoort

Posted on 28. Aug, 2014 by .

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The official opening of another Nedbank 4 Star Green Star Rated building, this time in Roodepoort, is set to further reinforce the organisation’s already well established reputation as South Africa’s truly ‘green’ bank. Nedbank Lakeview, which serves as the banking group’s campus in the west of Johannesburg, is the fourth occupied Nedbank building to achieve the […]

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Redefine Properties swallows Macsteel’s portfolio for R2.7bn

Posted on 28. Aug, 2014 by .

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A month after hitching R2.1bn takeover of Annuity Properties and receiving an acquisition approval of Fountainhead portfolio valued at R12bn, Redefine Properties today said it concluded yet another acquisition of Macsteel’s property portfolio for R2.7bn. Redefine has agreed to acquire a portfolio of 28 industrial properties from leading steel supplier Macsteel with a 12 year […]

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Building Materials For A Sustainable Future : Cement

Posted on 27. Aug, 2014 by .

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Concrete is second only to water in terms of the most consumed substances on earth. Cement is the “glue” which holds concrete together and it is therefore a building material which is produced and consumed in huge quantities worldwide. Global cement production is about 2.8 billion tonnes per year (WBCSD, 2011a) and growing at an annual rate of […]

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ArchitectureZA Tours – Explore Cape Town through the eyes of an architect

Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by .

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South Arica’s architectural and design landscape is a buzz with activities in August with World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 in full swing and the annual Open Design Cape Town event taking place from 13 to 23 August 2014. One event not to be missed is the Architecture ZA Tours, presented by PPC Cement and […]

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Edward P. Evans Hall

Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by .

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Norman Foster studied under Paul Rudolph at Yale, but his School of Management building on the university’s New Haven campus takes a different tack. One of the more intriguing lost chapters in modern architectural history is the period of time that 1962 Yale School of Architecture graduate Norman Foster, Hon. FAIA, spent studying with Paul […]

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Excellence in Design Residential Winner: Living Off-Grid

Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by .

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Excellence in Design Residential Category Winner Information provided by the applicant. Name: Gordon Ozarks Cabin Location: Parthenon, Ark. (rural) Size: 1,157 square feet Cost: $130,000 Completed: October 18, 2013 New Construction or Existing Building renovation: New Construction Certifications: Targeting LEED for Homes Gold As Americans become more and more interconnected and dependent on technology, it […]

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Gorgeous Ecological Swimming Pool

Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by .

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The people of Riehen, a small city near Basel in Switzerland, have long wanted a new public swimming pool to replace their “obsolescent baths” by the River Wiese. In the late 1970s, the city government even launched a design competition. Unfortunately, the initial vision was never unrealized, but, just a few years ago, the Swiss architecture […]

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Restoration: Another Layer of History

Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by .

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Restoring post-industrial, particularly post-military, landscapes means adding another layer of history to places that already have many. For a group of environmental philosophers at the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) in Madison, Wisconsin, those earlier layers of history each have an important meaning — and it’s important they aren’t lost as landscapes long-damaged by industrial or military […]

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Scaling Up Urban Agriculture

Posted on 13. Aug, 2014 by .

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Five Borough Farm II – Growing the Benefits of Urban Agriculture in New York City / Trust for Public Space Urban agriculture grows both food and communities – its direct and indirect benefits range from improved public health and strengthened ecosystems, to social cohesion and economic growth. The Design Trust for Public Space wants to […]

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