Sep
23

Architecture ZA Conference 2015

Events
Architecture ZA Conference

Architects and designers from around the world will gather in Johannesburg from the 24-26th of September for the fifth Architecture ZA Conference (AZA2015). This year’s theme is Future City and will focus on the development of Johannesburg and the shaping of South Africa’s urban landscape for positive change and economic development. The conference enables architects…

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Aug
20

Community Service in Hermanus

Healthcare Architecture
Healthcare Architecture

Featured in Leading Architecture & Design, August/September 2015. The new health care centre in Hermanus offers the full primary health care package including women’s health, rehabilitation services, curative and chronic care. Gallagher Lourens Director, Henk Lourens explains the motivation behind this healthcare architecture project: “The perception of our environment rests entirely on spatial clarity and the…

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Aug
5

17 park lane: Why GLA likes this building

Green Architechture
Green Architects

Working very closely with the Green Consultant, each façade of this 5 Star Green Rated office building has been designed with integral architectural sun control to respond to each specific orientation using a combination of vertical and horizontal fins to modulate solar penetration. The latest energy efficient lighting available is used in the building and…

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Jul
2

Hermanus Community Day Centre

Healthcare Architecture
Healthcare Architecture

Gallagher Lourens Architects were appointed by the Department of Transport and Public Works in 2010 to consolidate three existing, smaller facilities into a more efficient and comprehensive service in Hermanus. In January 2015, the Hermanus Community Day Centre were opened to the public. For Gallagher Lourens Architects, a key design consideration was the experience of…

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Jun
22

A very modern house

Architectural Innovation
Architectural innovation

A true architectural innovation from the team at Nice Architects in Slovakia who designed a very contemporary house, called “Ecocapsule.” This unique environmentally friendly house is compact and uses little energy. It comfortably houses two adults and has a build-in kitchenette with running water, toilet and shower.  Read more about the Ecocapsule here.

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May
26

Top ten green projects of 2015

Green Architechture
green architects

The American Institute of Architects recently announced the top ten green projects of 2015. On the list is a medical center which manages to capture 100% of the rainwater on site, community housing using daylight as its primary light source and more. Have a look at all ten projects here. Gallagher Lourens architects is a…

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Apr
7

New look for old Salt River landmark

Restoration Architecture

The mechanical engineer’s office at the Salt River Railways Plant is undergoing refurbishment to provide office space for Transnet Engineering administrative staff who are dispersed throughout the plant. Gallagher Lourens Architects, Cape Town is honoured to be working on the make-over of this historic building. In restoration architecture, we strive to find creative, innovative and…

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Mar
30

Africa’s transport leader

Uncategorized
MyCiTi bus depots

The MyCiTi bus network in Cape Town was recognized as “a leader in the field of African public transport systems.” The city was especially commended on creating a balance between necessary urban development and sustainability. The first phase of the MyCiTi initiative was rolled out in 2007 with the aim of improving public transport in…

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Mar
23

Hansgrohe’s new online tool

Architectural Innovation
Architectural innovation

Hansgrohe South Africa recently launched a web-based bathroom and kitchen design tool called iSpecify. This online specification tool allows architects and interior designers to plan, source and coordinate their projects with the Axor and Hansgrohe products ranges. The tool allows designers to create 3D visualisations of their bathroom or kitchen designs using Axor or Hangrohe products and…

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Nov
6

Hermanus Community Day Centre

Healthcare Architecture
Healthcare Architecture

One of the latest developments by Gallagher Lourens Architects, the Hermanus Community Day Centre, is a healthcare project based in Hermanus which is nearing completion. A key design consideration was the experience of public waiting areas, where the vast majority of a patient’ s time will be spent during a visit.  A series of public waiting…

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