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“It Remains The Best” – iTowers Fights For Mixed Use Supremacy With Second Tower

By Kibo Ngowi “We identified a gap in the market,” Appleby’s Director Batanani Nkhumisang tells me when I ask him about the vision behind creating the iTowers development. iTowers was developed through a partnership between the developers Tredinnick Botswana and ODE while Appleby’s is responsible for the sale and letting of space in the buildings. […]

SOWA TOWN CELEBRATING 20 YEARS: Interview with Jan Wareus

BD: Having developed the original plans of Sowa Town, what where the key aspects of place making that your original proposals were investigating? a. How would you say these elements have been realized in the last 20 years? b. Gaborone original master plan was said to have been developed around the garden city theories, were […]

Boidus Interviews President of Tshipidi Badiri Builders Association (TBBA)

President of Tshipidi Badiri Builders Association (TTBA), Chris Gofhamodimo Responds To Minister Swartz CI Corruption Charges Presenting his ministry’s proposed budget for the year to Parliament, Minister Jonnie Swartz charged that besides cost over runs and failure to deliver projects on time, there corrupt practices in the Construction Industry (CI) resulting in premature dilapidation of government […]

China Homelife Fair 2016

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ARCHITECTS’ REGISTRATION COUNCIL: PUBLIC AWARENESS WORKSHOP

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The Architects’ Registration Council will conduct workshops to, apprise the public, create awareness and educate the public on the requirements of the Act and the mandate of the Council as stipulated in the Architects’ Registration Act.

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GROPIUS HOUSE / Architect: Walter Gropius / Location: Lincoln, MA, USA / Completion: 1938

Gropius House

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The home Walter Gropius built for his family soon after moving from to the US from Germany had a dramatic impact on American architecture. Its detailing keeps strongly to the principles of the Bauhaus, which Gropius had founded and directed in Germany, exploiting simple, well-designed but mass-produced fittings for steel wall lights, chromed banisters etc., as well as in the structure of the house (glass block walls complementing the wooden frame and New England clapboarding).

Boidus Quotes-‘what they say..’

“Badly designed buildings can crush the spirits of those who live and work in them and, in the case of those that are supposed to have a social purpose, actually defeat the object of the building itself,”