May
31

WeDesign2016 Conference

Events
WeDesign2016 Conference

The WeDesign2016 Conference, taking place in Durban on 8 July 2016, features Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan as one of the keynote speakers, joined by international speakers, Felipe Leal, immediate past Minister of Urbanism for Mexico City and Kelvin Campbell, chair of Smart Urbanism in London. Hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Institute for Architecture (KZNIA), the…

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May
9

Green Building Convention 2016

Events
Green Building Convention 2016

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) recently announced the keynote speakers for this year’s Green Building Convention that will take place from 26-28 July in Sandton. “The GBCSA hosts the event and CEO Brian Wilkinson says the keynote speakers – Dr Ian McCallum, John Elkington, Paul Clements-Hunt, Mario Molina, Jeff Speck, Terri Wills…

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Mar
10

AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation

Architectural Innovation

The South African Institute of Architects works hard to ensure that sustainabilty in Architecture is a key focus in all projects.”By aligning to the South African Constitution and various Acts of the Built Environment that promote sustainable built and natural environments, our aim is to highlight architecture as a profession that is a vital contributor…

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Mar
7

SA is very strong in Green Building trends

Green Architechture

Dodge Data & Analytics and United Technologies published ‘World Green Building Trends 2016′ in February this year, on which the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) was a research partner. The report states that respondents in South Africa believe the green activity so far is just laying the groundwork for an overall shift in the market….

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Feb
15

TED Talks for architects

Inspiration

This may be from 2014, but it is always good to have some positive inspiration at the beginning of the year. For a jump-start, try watching one of these twenty TED Talks from Arch Daily. Wherever your interests lie, the passionate people featured in these videos – from WikiHouse founder Alastair Parvin to famed photographer…

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Jan
15

The top 5 green building stories in 2015

Green
Green Building

“From the world’s most sustainable office building to global efforts to reduce the impact of the construction sector, the green building industry saw many positive developments in 2015.” Read more on Eco-Business.

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Nov
12

The Green Building Convention 2015

Events
Green-Building-Convention

The annual Green Building Convention took place from 2-6 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. On the programme, this year was a variety of events, including tours, educational courses, social events and high-profile speakers. The convention created the platform to share knowledge and engage in compelling debate. For more information about the convention…

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Oct
8

GLA wins two merit awards

Architectural Innovation
5-hcdc

Architecture is the most visible and public of the arts. An important function of the Regional Institutes (for Architecture) and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) is to recognise and promote excellence in architecture and to create public awareness and debate on architectural issues. The awards programme is run in two stages over a…

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Oct
8

MyCiti Cape Town IRT Bus Depots wins merit award

Architectural Innovation
Architect award

MyCiti Cape Town IRT Bus Depots is another of the Gallagher Lourens’ Projects to be awarded by the Cape Institute of Architecture in September. Judges citation: These three newly built depots for the MyCiti bus system, surpass their modest utilitarian function through their elegant architectural handling and sensitive urban siting. Designed by Gallagher Lourens Architects,…

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Oct
8

Hermanus Community Day Centre wins merit award

Architectural Innovation
Hermanus-Community-Centre

We are extremely proud to announce that, at the regional Cape Institute for Architecture Award Ceremony held on Wednesday 30 September, two of Gallagher Lourens’ projects were included amongst the twelve Merit Awards recipients. The first is the Hermanus Community Day Centre. The Judges Citation reads below: “This building acknowledges that as architects, one of…

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