Building Information Modelling (BIM) is fast becoming the essential technological leap the building industry needs.

BIM MEANS CHANGE IN MANY DIMENSIONS

It’s here and it’s changing everything: Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a digital revolution transforming the competitive landscape of the construction industry. BIM makes us see assets differently. It drives change in how we design, price, construct and maintain assets throughout their whole life. For those still not aboard, time is running out. Here are […]

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SMEG LEADS THE WAY IN KITCHEN APPLIANCE DESIGN

Smeg’s latest collection of kitchen appliances all co-ordinate perfectly due to their high quality design – confirming the Italian brand’s position as one of the world leaders in kitchen design. The NEW Classic Collection   In celebration of their long-standing relationship with Guido Canali, who is hailed as one of the most significant Italian architects […]

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Cone suspended wood burning fireplace is hand forged to order and ideal for spaces that require a special presence and focal point.

SUSPENDED FIREPLACE LIVING

Contemporary architecture has seen a recent increase in suspended fireplaces reminiscent of the sixties when they were first created. Beauty Fires in Cape Town is offering locally manufactured suspended fireplaces in South Africa. Cone There is a powerful aesthetic when fire floats in midair. Cone suspended wood burning fireplace is hand forged to order and […]

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Plantation Shutters make both solid wood and aluminium shutters, offering designers and homeowners both options of elegance and security.

SHUTTERS ADD VALUE

Conventional wisdom always used to be “Renovating your kitchen and bathroom will immediately add value to your home”. This still rings true, especially in the current market where home-owners are looking to extract the maximum advantage out of their most valuable asset. A further contribution to this growing investment practice is the addition of solid […]

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Southern Guild’s next exhibition will be called New Wave and will be a showcase of one off, collectible design pieces.

CALL FOR NEW WAVE DESIGN SUBMISSIONS

Southern Guild is calling for submissions of one-off, never-before-seen, collectible design pieces from South Africa’s new generation of designers. What is collectible design? Collectible design is the term used for highly crafted design pieces that are either one-off or part of a limited edition. These products are valued for their considered design, high-quality production levels […]

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Architecture and design firm, Urbain McGee and grinding and polishing contractor, World of Decorative Concrete overall winners of Lafarge Artevia Awards

LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA REWARDS CONCRETE EXCELLENCE AT THE ARTEVIA AWARDS

Lafarge South Africa awarded applicators and architects for outstanding use of the company’s Artevia product at the 2016 Artevia Awards held at the Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton recently. (more…)

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A LIGHT STEEL FRAME SHOWPIECE

At 1.90m (6ft 3”), and 103kg Springbok Rugby player Dewald Potgieter is more than adept around the rugby fields of the world. But Potgieter is equally as adept at understanding what he wants from a home and, as his new house demonstrates, he has a remarkable sensitivity and understanding of design and construction. (more…)

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TWO NEW HIGHLIGHTS AT DECOREX CAPE TOWN

The Cape’s leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition takes place from 29 April to 2 May 2016. This year’s exhibition will include 100% Textile, an exclusive exhibition showcasing commissioned fabric designs presented by 100% Design South Africa. The exhibition takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and a trade-focused day will take place […]

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NEW NANDO’S TABLES SHOW EXTRA DIMENSION TO VITREOUS ENAMEL STEEL VERSATILITY

Vitreous enamel steel, produced locally by Vitrex in Boksburg, has become synonymous with diverse architectural applications worldwide. Now the product has been specified for yet another innovative – and almost unexpected – application:  as a new table top material for a global restaurant chain. (more…)

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Lighting plays a crucial role in the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town.

LIGHTING THE ZEITZ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Lighting, both natural and artificial, plays a vital role in defining the visitor experience at a museum. For the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), at the Silo district at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, this was a primary consideration for consulting engineers Arup. (more…)

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