For the light action "Kunstareal verbindet" in the city of Munich recently, LEDVANCE provided the lighting solution for the installation in the Propylaeum.

A unique staging of art

This winter, the city of Munich illuminated the Propylaeum, the city gate at the west side of Konigsplat square, with a powerful LED lighting system from LEDVANCE. The Propylaeum was illuminated as part of a series of large-scale light installations throughout the Kunstareal verbindet, or museum district, during the city’s annual arts and cultural festivities. […]

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Entries for RE:SOLVE – a purpose-led innovation challenge that gives entrepreneurs funding for prototypes – are still open until 24 October 2021!

RE:SOLVE Challenge Call for Entries

With South Africa facing numerous social and economic issues, many exacerbated by COVID-19, there is a real need for new ideas and innovative solutions to be fast-tracked. Enter the RE:SOLVE Challenge, an initiative that is designed to help South Africa’s innovative entrepreneurs to take their next steps. Now in its second iteration, RE:SOLVE has issued […]

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New Plascon TradePro BarrierTEX is a textured paint for exterior walls that protects your home for longer.

PROTECT YOUR HOME FOR LONGER

  Keeping the exterior walls of a home or building looking newly painted for longer can be a challenge, especially with the harsh South African weather conditions. Walls naturally expand and contract, which can result in cracked and peeling paint. The solution? The newly released Plascon TradePro BarrierTEX is a textured paint for exterior walls […]

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TAL as introduced a new fibre-enriched acrylic waterproofing compound to their range of waterproofing products.

TAL EXPANDS WATERPROOFING RANGE FOR CONTRACTORS

TAL, a division of Norcros SA, has expanded their range of waterproofing products with a new fibre-enriched acrylic waterproofing compound specifically designed to be fully compatible with cement-based tile adhesives. “We are pleased to introduce TAL Superflex Fibre 1K to the market. The fibre-enriched formulation provides a flexible waterproofing system ideal for use in shower […]

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Revised SANS 10139 brings local fire-safety standards in line with the US and Europe, says ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk.

REVISED SANS 10139 FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS

The revised version of South African National Standards (SANS) 10139 published recently by the standards division of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has brought South Africa in line with fire safety standards similar to those in the UK and Europe, highlights ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. SANS 10139 provides recommendations for the […]

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Each shift run at FloorworX, which is based in East London where unemployment is the highest in the country at over 50%, employs 50 operators, which equals food for 400 people.

Specify South Africa

Employment means giving South Africans hope and a future, or in simpler terms – it is people’s dreams and livelihoods. South Africa’s employment rate has been hugely affected by recent events such as the Covid pandemic and looting. According to Prinesha Naidoo of Bloomberg¹, “Unemployment in South Africa has surged, and we now find South […]

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Precinct architecture is a phrase much bandied about these days by developers and their architects, but how do we stay true to the concept to ensure inclusivity, as well as connectivity with the world beyond, asks architect Landseer Collen of BPAS Architects.

THE IMPORTANCE OF INCLUSION AND CONNECTIVITY IN PRECINCT ARCHITECTURE

The word “precinct” has become extremely popular in property marketing and sales brochures, particularly as new estates with “in house” facilities in abundance compete for buyers in a world where safety and security has become a key selling point. In many ways, what we are seeing today – in a new form of gated community […]

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Weylandtstudio’s Anna Weylandt discusses how investing in interior design could help developers to gain a significant competitive advantage and increase valuations in a volatile property sector.

WHY INTERIOR DESIGN IS KEY TO DEVELOPING PROPERTY THAT SELLS

The COVID-19 pandemic had a domino effect across industries, particularly in the real estate industry where record-low interest rates led to an upsurge in residential property sales in late 2020. Ultimately, however, property transactions also took a significant hit in 2020, likely due to the temporary closure of deeds offices. The current sector is characterised […]

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Paragon Architects has transformed a taxi rank into final office building in the Sasol precinct in Sandton.

PARAGON ARCHITECTS TRANSFORMS TAXI RANK INTO OFFICE

The existing taxi rank on the corner of Katherine Street and Albertyn Road has been transformed into a P-grade office development by Paragon Architects. The Alchemy Properties project, known as 52 Katherine Street, completes the so-called Sasol precinct with a strong street-facing presence. The design brief was to maximise the permissible floor area ratio, coverage […]

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hansgrohe’s Talis M54 brings a touch of love to your kitchen

REDISCOVER JOY IN THE KITCHEN

Cooking shouldn’t be a chore. It unites family and friends and brings culinary magic to life –through happy accidents, expertise and experiments. The kitchen is the centre of the home that connects the people who matter most in your life. And the hansgrohe Talis M54 kitchen mixers make a true meal of world-class design in […]

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