The State of Housing in SA formed the focus of the opening debate at Architecture ZA 2010 (AZA 2010), the architectural festival that was held in Johannesburg in September last year. The debate looked at the successes and challenges of South Africa’s contemporary housing strategy and how it contributes to the restructuring of South African society in economic, social and spatial terms.
The ecomo home is a compact home designed for modern, simple living in collaboration with nature. The design is based on basic and sustainable green design principles. The ecomo home offers a low-maintenance, modern, well-designed green housing alternative.
Housing estates and cluster homes generally have strict rules about the type of physical security permitted in estate homes, quite often excluding burglar bars and security gates. However, the Trellidor security shutter has the strength expected of a Trellidor security barrier plus eye-catching, contemporary design.
A new residence building on the corner of Rose and Main Street in Mowbray will go some way towards addressing the student housing crisis gripping the Western Cape. Nationally current student housing can only accommodate approximately 18% of the total student enrolments in higher education, according to the Department of Higher Education. Student accommodation across the country and in the Western Cape in particular is in high demand, with new developments needed to match the growing numbers of students entering tertiary education each year.