South African Architects Talk South African Architecture

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South African Architects Talk South African Architecture New Trends in South African Architecture Borrowed from the Netherlands, the iconic Cape Dutch dwellings with their characteristic ornate gables, thatched roofs and whitewashed walls, will always be associated with South Africa. However, its appeal has spread to other wine-growing regions, notably New Zealand and Western Australia. Many […]

Commercial Architecture – Commercial Architect Solutions

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Commercial Architecture – Commercial Architect Solutions Common Roadblocks in Commercial Architecture There was a time when one could find a piece of vacant land, lay claim to it, and proceed to build whatever you wished without recourse to any higher authority. However, the steady growth of towns and cities soon led to the need for […]

Architects in Gauteng – Building Modern Style Farm Houses

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Architects in Gauteng – Building Modern Style Farm Houses Architects in Gauteng – Key Features of Modern Farm Style Houses When thinking of your dream home, what comes to mind? Are you more of a sleek and minimalistic type of person or do you prefer eclectic and free? With modern farm style house designs, it’s […]

Sustainable Development in the Third World

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Sustainable Development in Commercial Architecture The Challenges with Sustainable Development in Developing Countries Although sustainable development is ultimately a winning concept, it’s not always easy to implement, especially in commercial architecture. Architects face many challenges in doing so, depending on several factors that may vary from country to country and city to city. Sustainable development […]

Architecture in South Africa – What do Architecture Firms Do?

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Architecture in South Africa – What do Architecture Firms Do? What are the Main Tasks of an Architecture Firm? While activities have been somewhat curtailed recently due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, construction sites are usually a common feature of a large city such as Johannesburg or Pretoria. While we often like to […]

Architecture and The Role of The Architectural Design Process

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Architecture and The Role of The Architectural Design Process The Residential Architecture and Design Process When early humans first abandoned their caves and began to construct dwellings from the limited raw materials available, they gave little thought to aesthetics. Instead, their sole concern was to provide shelter from the elements for themselves and, in some […]

Sustainable Development – Making A Difference With Architecture

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Sustainable Development – Making A Difference With Architecture Sustainable Development Architecture Design Ideas Now more than ever, it’s important to look at design ideas for your home, office building or project that can be done sustainably. With the many changes happening in the world in keeping the environment healthy, architecture has quickly followed suit. Sustainable […]

Architecture in South Africa – Building and Construction Trends

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Architecture in South Africa – Building and Construction Trends Latest Architecture Trends in South Africa Architecture has changed a lot over the years, with many new trends coming and going. These can highly affect the property market, and either boost or even decrease the value of your home, depending on whether or not these meet […]

The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Architecture Firms

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Architecture Firms Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Architecture Firms Are you struggling to decide between firms for your next big project? It can be difficult to pick the right team, especially with the costs and risks involved when making the wrong decisions. From the first draft straight […]

Choosing Modern Architecture Companies in South Africa

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CHOOSING MODERN ARCHITECTURE COMPANIES IN SOUTH AFRICA Modern Architecture Companies in South Africa Whether you’re constructing a forever home to live in, developing a security complex for income purposes or just want to build your dream holiday villa at the beach, it’s important to stay on top of the latest architectural trends. This approach not […]