Bricks that Double as Bird Habitats


Compelled by the disappearance of house sparrows due to the depletion of their natural environment, students Micaela Nardella and Oana Tudose designed Brick Biotope, a set of bricks that doubles as a habitat for birds.  Shown at FABRIKAAT, a Dutch exhibition showcased in the Ventura Lambrate District for Milan […]

Call for Greater Use of Eco-friendly Materials


The call by environmental consultant  Saleh Kamal for greater use of eco friendly construction materials, was met with enthusiasm by Jacques Tresfon of Cape Brick who claims their products are probably the most environmentally friendly concrete products available. “Our hollow core […]

Balwin Properties Endorses Cape Brick Products

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Balwin Properties:  “We are proud to be associated with their hugely popular De Velde Estate project in Somerset West. As a Developer who takes a keen interest in green building practices, Balwin recognizes the need to promote sustainable development and […]

3D printing helps designers build a better brick


Using 3-D printing and advanced geometry, a team at Cornell has developed a new kind of building material – interlocking ceramic bricks that are lightweight, need no mortar and make efficient use of materials. Developed by the Sabin Design Lab […]