Book Review: Buildings Must Die

Architecture seems increasingly limited to the production of exotic buildings, with little space left for reflection on the historical and social context of the built environment, or for speculation on its future direction.  Written by: Stephen Cairns and Jane M. Jacobs, ‘Buildings Must Die’ looks into architecture’s sole obsession with creation and production and its indifference […]

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Freedom Property Fund kicks off next phase of Steelpoort Industrial Park in South Africa, Limpopo

Freedom Property Fund recently set in motion the next phase of the Steelpoort Industrial Park. In the previous phase, about 20 000m2 mini, midi and maxi units were developed; leaving 28 000m2 of undeveloped space. The park will have seven industrial units, each standing at 1100m2. According to Tyrone Govender- the CEO of Freedom Property Fund.  Steelpoort […]

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Alexander Forbes to construct Housing Units in Kenya

Alexander Forbes, an internationally accredited retirement funds consulting and administration provider is set to construct housing units for their retirement fund members. Landmark Holdings- contractor for the project and members will be able to get mortgage loans from KCB, Housing Finance and the Mortgage Company after talks are complete with these financiers. The estate will be located on […]

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Technical Apps for Architects (2)

Did you miss the first part of this article?, click HERE 6. AUTOCAD360(formerly AutoCAD WS): This app allows you to view and edit 2D or 3D drawings and. It also allows files to work seamlessly between a whole range of devices and platforms. 7. iRhino3D / Droid Rhino: Although these two apps are created by different developers, […]

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Ultra-Modern Railway Line to be constructed in Tanzania

The government of Tanzania has made strategic plans to construct a standard gauge railway line from Dar-es-Salaam to Mwanza, linking central regions up to Burundi via Isaka. This statement was made by the Prime Minister of Tanzania Mizengo Pinda on an official visit to the UK. He disclosed the news while addressing the Tanzanians living […]

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Becoming an Architect

Architecture is one of the most influential professions in our global society. A career in Architecture offers opportunities to shape, perhaps even transform the environment in which we live. Architecture brings together the arts, environmental awareness, sciences and technology. Architects combine creative design with technical knowledge to provide integrated solutions for built and natural environments […]

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The wonders of Bamboo

Bamboos are some of the fastest-growing plants in the world. It has a higher compressive strength than wood, brick or concrete and a tensile strength that rivals steel. Bamboo is now being manufactured into all sorts of products that had been traditionally hard woods including furniture, cabinets and kitchenware (bowls, cutting boards, utensils). I never imagined bamboo to be used […]

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Light House by W design Architecture Studio

Following the success of previous projects, W design architecture studio known for creating spaces that enhance the experience of living in Africa amongst its nature has completed yet another project they call ‘the light house.’ Located in the Eye of Africa Estate, the residence is characterized by an exterior façade clad in steel and concrete. The gabled […]

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Ideal Deck Railing Systems

Railings put the finishing touch on any new or existing home deck. The type of deck and railing material that is suitable for most designs will depend upon what feature is most important to you. Deck railing can be added for decoration, privacy or safety reasons. There are several railing types and materials to choose from; […]

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Design for the Niger International Airport Launched

The n-Architects from Bangkok, Thailand have unveiled their plans for the Niger international airport. The equipment covers a total area of ​​12,000 m2 with a capacity of 5 million passengers per year. Inspired by the shape of an airplane propeller, the plan is to design a “smooth and simple” but modern piece of architecture that would be […]

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