From 3-5 May 2018, #AZA18 will be exploring the journey towards sustainable, adaptive and integrated cities that can respond to growing social, economic and environmental challenges, under the theme ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’.

A recent segment on South Africa’s institutional Sunday evening investigative television show, Carte Blanche, shed light on the financial and emotional devastation left in the wake of shoddy – and, by all accounts, illegal – timber frame building practices by a local contractor.

When the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) outgrew its offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, a call for sponsorships was sent out requesting contributions from industry to assist with the fitout of the new offices in Rosebank. PentaFloor stepped up with a generous contribution of supplying and installing high-end carpeting products.

The brief for City View House in Groenkloof, Pretoria, designed by Mellet & Human Architects was for a modern, functional, energy efficient house, incorporating in the design the footprint of a demolished house on the site.

Three days of intense engagement with world-renowned keynote speakers and local thought leaders around the theme WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience. PLUS your CPD points for the year. Book now!

From 3-5 May 2018, the Architecture ZA festival (#AZA18) is inviting all those engaged with the built environment to be part of a call for participatory action around how we shape our cities collectively. Under the theme ‘WeTheCity.

In the week of 12 to 18 March there were 65 land occupations, according to the Mayco member responsible for informal settlements Xanthea Limberg. She says “large-scale orchestrated land invasions” are taking place. The City has appealed to the public to help counter what it sees as the “scourge” of land “invasions”.

The Living Building Challenge is possibly the most rigorous green building certification programme and sustainable design framework in the world.

At #AZA18, the theme ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’ engages head on the changing role of architects in the built environment and architects’ obligations to the public.

From the organisers of the highly-acclaimed timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, a new, specialised trade expo

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