Green Living

sustainable character: an eco-conscious house in joburg
An eclectic three-storey home in Joburg reflects its owners' environmentally conscious lifestyle
joburg’s kate otten up for world architecture festival award
Kate Otten Architects are in the running for architecture's most prestigious prize
5 Misconceptions about Green Homes
Architect Christiaan van Aswegen debunks some of the myths around sustainable buildings
building heritage, brick by brick
Cultural Museum at Cato Manor in Durban is made up of approximately 500 000 clay bricks.
how to pot your own succulents
Potting your own succulents is easier than you think. Here is a step by step guide on how to do it.
As the weather patterns have changed, particularly in the Western Cape, we’ve come to appreciate resilient plants like succulents. They come in great variety, are fairly easy to maintain and make beautiful additions to any garden or home. In the #HLArchitectureIssue, we profiled master botanist Dr Ernst van Jaarsveld, who
8 examples of incredible sustainable architecture
The sustainable use of materials, energy and development space in design
green at heart: boschendal’s visionary food garden
At Boschendal's visionary food garden near Franschhoek, organic produce is flourishing in soil first turned in 1685
The environmentally friendly homes of Atelier Koé
Architecture and design firm Atelier Koé specialise in earth-friendly, off-the-grid homes
how to garden sustainably
Expert advice on how to garden sustainably by choosing water-efficient plants
2016 has seen one of the worst droughts in South Africa in decades. Dams across the country are standing at around 53% nationwide and the repercussions are being felt across industries from agriculture to sanitation. The average consumer who may be somewhat removed from the impact of the drought, is ultimately at the centre of the solution. The need to do whatever it takes to save water as consumers is now more urgent than ever. In doing their part to inform their customers about ways in which to save water in the garden, SmartStone Port Elizabeth and Stone etc. have pooled their ideas to present some handy tips on water-