Design 2020-11-17T14:13:51+00:00
  • 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 [...]