"building" tag

FUTURE LAGOS | 6 ways to increase affordable housing in Lagos and Nigeria

Shelter is recognised as a basic human right, however due to the high cost of building materials, constructing affordable housing is proving to be difficult for developers.


FUTURE LAGOS | Development Updates

Stay up to date with how our city is building and being shaped by minor and major developments and redevelopments.


Infographic: World’s Tallest Buildings of 2013 dominated by Asia

Skyscrapers and megalomania: Where to find the tallest buildings in world? Have a look at this info graphic.

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Development of the week: The Towers

Standard Bank Centre on the Foreshore is set to receive an iconic new facade and massively upgraded parking facilities.

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki - Frances-Jones Morehen Thorp & Archimedia-1

World Building of the Year

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand, designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia, has won the ‘World Building of the Year’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2013.

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Green Roofs: International Inspirations

Just imagine kicking off your shoes, wriggling your toes between the blades of grass, the fresh smell of flowers and spring air, with the urban noise fading against the sound of chirping birds as you look out over the city skyline. Many would describe this scene as one from an utopian dream when in reality this ideal has already been captured in many large cities across the globe.

The SHard

Watch: Vertical Expectations – The Shard, London

A short documentary about the impact which The Shard will have on the surrounding areas as well as greater London when it opens its doors this month.


What’s up with Green Roofs?

House and Leisure interviews local horticulturist Zayaan Khan, about green roofs, and significance of this new form of gardening.

3 of 17: Does green equate sustainability?

In October this year, the Future Cape Town team were fortunate enough to have been able to attend the Green Building Council of South Africa’s Annual Convention and Exhibition. In the third article in our series of 17 Sustainable Ideas for COP17, team member Mayra Hartmann reports back on some of the major topics and […]

22 Bree: tearing down the old

22 Bree: New 20 storey tall building for Cape Town CBD

22 Bree involves the proposed erection of a 60m high office building plus approx 6m above the roof level, on erf 173682. The proposed development comprises a basement and 19 floors with office floor area of approximately 9,500sqm. A total of 308 parking bays are proposed in the basement and 8 floors.