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AfriSam SAIA - Students

The AfriSam Student Award for Sustainable Design calls on enrolled architecture students across South Africa to enter this awards programme which challenges you to come up with sustainable solutions for existing architecture. Find out more here.

AfriSam SAIA - Professionals

The AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award recognises contributions that bring sustainable innovation to both urban and rural living environments through an integrated approach to communities, planning, research, architecture, building practice, natural systems and technology. Find more here.

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AfriSam-SAIA winner profile: House Burnett Prinsloo

AfriSam-SAIA winner profile: House Burnett Prinsloo

Designed to adapt to changing needs through the stages of life, House Burnett Prinsloo comfortably accommodates alternative uses such as working from home, single family usage and potential accommodation for an elderly person with a caregiver. Designed by architect Robert de Jager, this project was a recipient of the 2017/2018 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Design.

The year of ‘direct action’: Designers share their resolutions

The year of ‘direct action’: Designers share their resolutions

Design Week asked designers what they are resolving to do differently this year, and it seems clear that the political disorder and climate crisis of 2019 will inform their 2020 work in a big way. In the article, designers Natasha Trotman, John Owens, Leah Harrison Bailey, Heidi Lightfoot and Vicky Bullen each share their intentions for the year ahead.