Design 2020-11-17T14:13:51+00:00
  • Roy's garden shed began as a project to build a personal 140m² carpentry workshop and parking garage for four vehicles. Photo by Roy Trembath

Roy’s Garden Shed

By | May 12th, 2021|

In the June issue of Timber IQ Roy Trembath tells us about his timber project in Wilderness Heights near George on the Garden Route in the Western Cape. […]

  • The Central Library in Finland is highly energy-efficient. Photo by Tapio Haaja | Unsplash

Oodi: At the heart of Finnish culture

By | April 12th, 2021|

The Central Library Oodi opened to the public on the 6th of December 2020, on the eve of the Finnish Independence Day. Besides its function as a library, Oodi, which is located in Töölönlahti, is [...]

  • GASS Architecture Studio’s unique design in Hermanus, South Africa. Photo by Herman Dojo GASS

SA space gets Japanese feel

By | March 10th, 2021|

By Chris Bakker & Leoné Wierenga from GASS Architecture Studio; edited by Leon Louw GASS Architecture Studio’s unique design in Hermanus, South Africa, takes the vision of the client and inspiration from the Japanese teahouse, [...]

  • Amsterdam architecture practice GG-loop, sharing the vision with Arup, is developing Mitosis: a modular building system created by a parametric design tool following biophilic and user-centric design principles. Image credit: GG-loop

GG-loop brings biophilic architecture to urban development

By | February 5th, 2021|

The need for healthy homes has hardly been more apparent than during the current global condition. Current efforts to reduce the negative impacts of buildings are inadequate. Therefore, the built environment must be designed in [...]

  • The University of Pretoria (UP) recently officially opened its state-of-the-art Engineering 4.0 facility, which focuses on research on smart transport, cities, and infrastructure. Image credit: University of Pretoria

UP launches Africa-first engineering facility

By | December 11th, 2020|

Submitted by the University of Pretoria The University of Pretoria (UP) recently officially opened its state-of-the-art Engineering 4.0 facility, which focuses on research on smart transport, cities, and infrastructure. […]

  • Obert Chizema, director of Chimu Construction. Image credit: Leon Louw

The lure of timber

By | November 17th, 2020|

Timber houses are becoming more popular in South Africa as people realise the many benefits. Timber in Construction recently spoke to a Pretoria-based contractor and a new timber house-owner in the Eastern Cape to find [...]