Delayed, non-payment of subcontractors contributing to construction industry crash

As delayed or non-payment of subcontractors by main contractors occurs more frequently within the South African construction industry, subcontractors are faced with the dilemma of either accepting work on onerous terms and risking late or non-payment or closing their doors. Subcontractors are finding that trading under these conditions is no longer viable. Whilst unpacking some…

Thabiso Joyisa calls on SA’s youth to create more, build more, love more

Durban’s Thabiso Knowledge Joyisa is a young architecture graduate on a mission, tackling social and physical boundaries through collaborative, innovative thinking. His journey in driving the transformation of the current academic and social space for Durban University of Technology’s (DUT) architecture students began in 2015 during his second year at the institution. Thabiso Joyisa While…

SAOTA completes resort-inspired home in Bali

Situated in Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia, SAOTA has completed a resort-inspired home that puts a contemporary spin on local materiality and vernacular architecture, creating a luxurious modern holiday home attuned to its surroundings. Image source: SAOTA SAOTA designed the house on a large east‐west‐oriented site facing the ocean on the eastern side. The scale of…