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South Africa: Western Cape Human Settlements On Preventing Illegal Land Grabs and Site Invasions

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[Govt of SA] It's estimated that over the past 15 months, it cost the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements approximately R187 million to prevent illegal land grabs and site invasions. In addition, this past month alone, the Department has spent R18 Million to prevent illegal occupation of our housing units and vacant land earmarked for human settlement development.
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Seven of the best houses in Mexican town Valle de Bravo

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From volcanic rock, soil-based render to roofs covered in shrubs, these seven houses have all been designed to complement their setting in Mexico's scenic Valle de Bravo. Santana House by CC Arquitectos Santana House is a one-storey property designed by CC Arquitectos to step down a sloped, forested site in Valle de Bravo. Weathered stone

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Eleanor Gibson

Zaha Hadid Architects' residential community in Roatán features in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

1 hour 13 minutes ago
Roatán Próspera Residences by Zaha Hadid Architects

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter includes a modular housing project designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for an island near Honduras. Roatán Próspera is a residential community intended for Roatán, a Caribbean island off the coast of Honduras. The complex will be a modular construction formed of timber-framed residences each boasting curved roofs and

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Karen Anderson

Coral skeletons crafted from 3D-printed calcium carbonate could restore damaged reefs

4 hours 39 minutes ago
Coral Carbonate 3D-printed units by Objects and Ideograms

Coral Carbonate is a research project that involves 3D printing with calcium carbonate to create sustainable underwater "houses" for coral polyps and marine life to grow. Developed by US design workshop Objects and Ideograms, the project is intended to facilitate the restoration of coral reefs – one of the most vulnerable ecosystems on Earth. The

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Lizzie Crook

UK government reveals full extent of "radical" planning reform proposals

5 hours 32 minutes ago
UK government publishes planning reform white paper

The UK government has laid out proposals to speed up planning approval for developments, which prime minister Boris Johnson described as "unlike anything we have seen since the second world war". In a report published today titled Planning for the Future, the government details plans for upcoming changes to the planning system in England. Housing

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Bell Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Magis

6 hours 2 minutes ago
Bell Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Magis

Products fair: Italian furniture brand Magis has launched the Bell Chair, an affordable, stackable monobloc seat made of recycled polypropylene by Konstantin Grcic. The Bell Chair, which retails for €77 (£70), is injection-moulded in one piece in less than a minute. This allows the production process to be as energy- and cost-efficient as possible. Instead

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Dezeen staff

Lahofer Winery by Chybik + Kristof features undulating roof with amphitheatre

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Lahofer Winery by Chybik + Kristof

Architecture studio Chybik + Kristof has topped the Lahofer Winery in the Czech Republic with a walkable roof with an open-air theatre. The concrete winery in a vineyard near the villages of Dobšice and Suchohrdly, was designed for Lahofer – one of the largest wine producers in the Czech Republic. Chybik + Kristof drew on the

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Cajsa Carlson

Danielle Elsener develops "zero-waste" design system to reform fashion industry

8 hours 13 minutes ago
Danielle Elsener develops zero-waste design system to reform fashion industry

Royal College of Art graduate Danielle Elsener has created a toolkit to help fashion designers reduce waste and save "an insane amount of money" through more efficient pattern cutting. The project, which was recently declared the winner of Virgil Abloh's sustainable design programme in partnership with Evian, consists of a system of tools and workshops

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Jennifer Hahn

Accelerate sixth form students explore dichotomies in 2020 show

9 hours 13 minutes ago
Accelerate 2020 show

Students of Accelerate, a UK design mentorship scheme run by Open City and the Bartlett, explore the theme of dichotomies in their graduate show. Now in its seventh year, Accelerate organises workshops and mentoring sessions for a group of 30 to 40 sixth form school students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the architecture industry.

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Longhouse by Partners Hill spans 110 metres across Australian bushland

10 hours 13 minutes ago
Longhouse by Partners Hill

Architecture practice Partners Hill has designed this lengthy shed-style home in the Australian town of Daylesford, Victoria to incorporate living, cooking and agricultural facilities. Described by Partners Hill as "a study in inclusion", Longhouse contains a farm, restaurant-cum-cookery school, guest rooms and living quarters for its owners, Ronnen Goren and Trace Streeter. The practice worked

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Natasha Levy

Stealth is an identification gadget that grants access to devices via the roof of your mouth

11 hours 13 minutes ago
Stealth mouth recognition device by Royal College of Art and Imperial College London design graduates

A team of design graduates have developed a wearable device that is hidden in the mouth as a "surveillance-proof" authentication method that could replace fingerprints and facial recognition. The device, called Stealth, would keep users' sensitive, digital information safe by replacing passwords with an authentication interface that verifies the user's identity using mouth biometrics. Sharing

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Natashah Hitti

Grid by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Established & Sons

12 hours 13 minutes ago
Grid by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Established & Sons

Products fair: Established & Sons has extended its Grid collection of modular room dividers with variations designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. The expansion offers users "a base for modular seating, shelves, tables, charging stations and screens" that can be combined in various configurations to divide rooms and create multifunctional spaces. It was developed by

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Dezeen staff

A6A constructs charred-wood off-grid cabin in Ustaritz

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Heva by Atelier 6 Architecture

Bordeaux studio A6A has created Heva, a black pine-clad cabin designed for off-grid living, in Ustaritz, south-west France. The 22-square-metre timber cabin was designed by A6A for the studio's co-founder Michel Hardoin as a small house that could be taken anywhere. It was named Heva, which stands for "Habiter un espace de vie autonome" and translates into

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Cajsa Carlson

Collective installs stage in New York ONS Clothing store

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ONS Clothing by Collective

Architecture firm Collective has inserted a stage with a green curtain for hosting events in the back of the ONS Clothing store in New York City. The flagship location of ONS, a menswear apparel brand, is located on 201 Mulberry Street in New York's Nolita neighbourhood. It is located inside an existing structure situated 1.5 metres

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Kristine Klein

Arquipélago Arquitetos builds low-slung Brazilian house with rammed earth

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House in Cunha by Arquipelago

São Paulo studio Arquipélago Arquitetos has built a house with walls made of rammed earth in the countryside of Brazil. House in Cunha, or Casa em Cunha in Portuguese, is named after is location in the mountainous municipality of Cunha, which is a 2.5-hour drive from São Paulo and known for its ceramics. Arquipélago Arquitetos

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Bridget Cogley

Last chance to enter Timber Trade Federation's Conversations about Climate Change competition

1 day 6 hours ago
Timber Trade Federation's Conversations about Climate Change competition

Dezeen promotion: there are just three weeks left to enter the Timber Trade Federation's Conversations about Climate Change design competition. The competition challenges designers and craftspeople to create innovative, playful and thought-provoking designs using sustainably sourced tropical timber, in a bid to show the importance of the natural resource. Creations can be anything from a piece

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Dezeen staff

Zaha Hadid Architects shares proposal for Shanghai's "greenest building"

1 day 7 hours ago
Visual of Zaha Hadid Architects proposal for CECEP Shanghai Campus

Zaha Hadid Architects has shared its design for the CECEP Shanghai Campus in China, which will utilise renewable energy technologies and recycled materials. Developed for Chinese renewable energy firm CECEP, the mixed-use campus will be built in north-east Shanghai beside the Huangpu River, taking the form of three interlinked towers with leisure facilities and an urban

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Lizzie Crook

Szczepaniak Astridge designs Malaysia headquarters for PPE maker Supermax

1 day 8 hours ago
Supermax headquarters by Szczepaniak Astridge

Latex glove manufacturer Supermax has commissioned new headquarters in Malaysia designed by London architecture studio Szczepaniak Astridge as demand for their product surges due to coronavirus. As makers of personal protective equipment (PPE), Supermax has seen a huge rise in orders for its products during the pandemic. In March 2020 the Malaysian latex glove makers

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Erika Cross models convertible Step table on industrial tools

1 day 9 hours ago
Erika Cross models convertible Step table after industrial tools

The Step table by Michigan designer Erika Cross features an interchangeable top and base that can be stacked on top of each other at different heights, thanks to their ridged mating surfaces. The design is based on a mechanical device called a step block, which consists of a pair of metal wedges with teeth running

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Jennifer Hahn

CTA Creative Architects uses perforated bricks to form Wall House in Vietnam

1 day 10 hours ago
Wall House in Vietnam designed by CTA | Creative Architects

Hole-punctured bricks bring air and sunlight into this multi-generational family home in the city of Bien Hoa, Vietnam designed by CTA Creative Architects. Wall House is shared by a mum, dad, their two children and their grandmother and grandfather. When it came to briefing CTA Creative Architects on the design of the two-storey house, the

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Natasha Levy

Dezeen Awards 2020 longlists will be announced next week

1 day 11 hours ago

Thanks again to everyone who entered Dezeen Awards 2020. As longlisting, the first stage of the judging process, comes to an end, here's what will happen next. 10-13 August: longlists published The longlists will be published on Dezeen, on our social media channels and in a newsletter. Each longlisted entry will receive its own page

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Winde, De Lille to tackle economic recovery at WCPDF virtual events

7 hours 35 minutes ago

Winde, De Lille to tackle economic recovery at WCPDF virtual eventsFrom August to November, the Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF) will be hosting monthly interactive virtual sessions addressing the future of the construction and property development industry. Alan Winde, premier of the Western Cape, and Patricia De Lille, national minister of public works and infrastructure, will tackle South Africa's economic recovery during these "In Conversation" events.
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Closing the gender gap: Transformation in the construction sector

2 days 7 hours ago

Closing the gender gap: Transformation in the construction sectorAt the end of the third quarter of 2019, prior to the Covid-19 crisis, only 11% of the roughly 1.3 million people employed by in South African construction industry were female. While the number of men still far exceeds that of women in the sector, female representation in the construction industry has increased by 7% over the past decade from 140,000 to 150,000 from 2009Q3 to 2019Q3.
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Winde, De Lille to tackle economic recovery at WCPDF virtual events

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Winde, De Lille to tackle economic recovery at WCPDF virtual eventsFrom August to November, the Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF) will be hosting monthly interactive virtual sessions addressing the future of the construction and property development industry. Alan Winde, premier of the Western Cape, and Patricia De Lille, national minister of public works and infrastructure, will tackle South Africa's economic recovery during these "In Conversation" events.
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