Street view of Acorn, a green residential development in Somerset West

IS THIS AFRICA’S LARGEST GREEN RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT?

The “green” revolution continues to grow – and is attracting the attention and support of major developers nationwide. (more…)

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KOHLER Aleo & Aleo+ faucet.

TAPS THAT DON’T LEAK

Did you know almost 1.5 billion gallons of water are lost per annum due to leaking faucets? The experts at Kohler have acknowledged this global crisis and, through innovative technology, have included Kohler Detent technology in their faucets to save up to 50% of water while still giving the user a world class experience. Kohler […]

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Uniquely designed concrete beehive by Ivan Brown, a finalist in the PPC Imaginarium Awards 2016

NEW DESIGN TO SAVE BEES

As one of the primary pollinators in the world, it is honeybees – and not farmers – that are responsible for the majority of agricultural production ranging from cotton to crops. Bees are not only important to human survival but also play a central role in the evolution of the earth’s ecology. (more…)

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An entire quarry was bought to ensure the black-granite for this building in the Zone Boulevard embodied elements of natural surroundings and bustling city

QUARRY BOUGHT TO BUILD ULTRA-MODERN ‘THE ZONE BOULEVARD’

An entire quarry was bought to ensure the black-granite for this building embodied elements of natural surroundings and bustling city. The Zone Boulevard is located between Cradock Avenue and Oxford Road in Rosebank, and is part of the multimillion-rand redevelopment of the Zone @ Rosebank shopping centre that started in mid-2015. To ensure the façade […]

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Adam Court, Chris Weylandt and Kim Smith

WEYLANDTS LAUNCHES INTERIOR DESIGN DIVISION CALLED WEYLANDTS SPACES

Weylandts newly introduced interior design initiative, Weylandts Spaces, offers a full spectrum interior design division which was established to conceive and create bespoke interiors that reflect the personal vision of their clients. (more…)

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Time for Impact is an online platform that works as an Architectural Time Bank and Kickstarting Tool

A TIME FOR IMPACT

A new generation of designers is joining forces to face the global challenges that confront us all. “Time for Impact” was announced in Venice recently, during the Architecture Biennale. Participation in terms of pledging is growing day after day and will be open until the closing day of the biennale on 27 November 2016. (more…)

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The new PwC is set to become a structure of iconic proportion due to its distinctive twisted form designed by LYT Architecture

A TWIST OF ARUP

The horizon of Midrand, north of Johannesburg, is set to change forever with the construction of the new PwC Tower, which will be widely visible and a focal point in the up and coming Waterfall City development. It is set to become a structure of iconic proportion due to its distinctive twisted form designed by […]

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b3 Milan_living ambiance

SIMPLE LUXURY FROM BULTHAUP KITCHENS

bulthaup, one of the world’s most luxurious kitchen design and manufacture companies, has launched three new looks for kitchens in 2016: (more…)

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A new village built from recycled polystyrene will bring hope to orphans from the North West Province.

ORPHANAGE BUILT USING RECYCLED POLYSTYRENE

The Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC) in partnership with the Mobile Education and Training Trust (METT), a Non-Profit Organisation, has unveiled the new Village of Hope, a R285-million project that is nearing completion in Kosmos in the North West Province. Based on the concept of the successful LIV Village that was founded by Tich and Joan […]

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The first notable LSFB project in Mbabane, Swaziland, is an out-patient clinic for the Ministry of Health, built by Razorbill Properties.

LIGHT STEEL FRAME SOLUTION FOR SWAZILAND CLINIC

In the SADC region, Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) is increasingly becoming the preferred building method for those interested in energy-efficient buildings that can be built fast and with minimum waste – and Swaziland is no exception.   The first notable LSFB project in Mbabane, Swaziland, is an out-patient clinic for the Ministry of Health, […]

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