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200,000 apply to first ever recruitment for Mars settlement

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On Monday non-profit organisation Mars One closed their first call for volunteer astronauts wanting to travel to the red planet. More than 200 000 from 140 countries applied for a one-way ticket to join a human settlement on mars. Continue reading

Tydstroom Freezer Facility

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The reach truck loading the first of over 2500 pallets onto the mobile racking system with the temperature maintained at a constant -20 degrees.

Cape Town architects, KUBE are pleased to announce that completion has been achieved at the Tydstroom Freezer Facility in Durbanville. The facility comprises of approximately 1000m2 of cold storage running at -20 degrees centigrade. The floor area is kept to an absolute minimum by introducing a mobile racking system. Not only does this allow the client to stack pallets six high but also reduces the floor area by 50 % compared to more conventional systems. Building costs are therefore reduced by a similar proportion, not to mention the refrigeration costs. Adjacent to the freezer is the +- 200m2 delivery and dispatch component, this being cooled to 10 degrees, balmy in comparison. Continue reading

Ocean View Drive

Muller-PerspectiveKUBE architecture is helping a couple of friends make some changes to their home in Ocean View Drive, Cape Town. This is one of the directions we’ve explored thus far.

Fynbloem Packing Facility receives CSR Award for Socially Responsible Development

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The Fynbloem Protea Packing Facility by Cape Town Architects, KUBE architecture was recently awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award by the Investment Fund for Developing Countries. The CSR Award is the industry’s showcase for the most powerful and successful, social responsibility and green campaigns. Christian Friis Bach, Minister for Development Coordination, explains why FynBloem walked away with this honour… Continue reading

How the FynBloem Packing Facility used TABS to cut Electricity costs

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Cape Town based architects KUBE recently completed a sustainable Protea packing facility in Riviersonderend. One of the methods employed towards greening the building is called TABS.  Continue reading

Premier Fires Showroom Update

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Cape Town architects, KUBE have been appointed to re-design the Cape Town premises for Premier Fires (formerly Morso Fireplaces ). Premier Fires is an importer, distributor and installer of Morso, Godin and Heat&Glo fireplaces. The brief is aimed at the creation of a new showroom which will embody and convey the image of luxury and style with which the brand has become associated. Continue reading

Kasteelberg Nature Estate

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KUBE architecture is compiling the architectural guidelines and concept for a new residential estate on the slopes of the Kasteelberg Mountain Estate just above the town of  Riebeek Wes in the Western Cape.  Continue reading