Interior architecture company Paragon Interface has completed its fit-out for Bidvest Bank Towers at 1 Park Lane in Sandton.

PARAGON INTERFACE COMPLETES FIT-OUT FOR BIDVEST FINANCIAL SERVICES

When Bidvest Financial Services decided to centralise its Braamfontein head office and satellite operations in the iconic Bidvest Bank Towers at 1 Park Lane, in Sandton, it turned to leading interior architecture company Paragon Interface to design, space-plan, and oversee the fit-out. The Paragon Group was also responsible for the base-build architecture. (more…)

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Workshop17 calls for local co-working office industry to support local designers.

CO-WORKING OFFICE SUPPORTS LOCAL DESIGN

  By some estimates South Africa’s cultural and creative industries contribute around R63 billion per year to the economy (approximately 1.7% of total GDP). South African born co-working office space provider Workshop17 believes that the rapidly growing flexible office industry can do more to support the local creative economy. (more…)

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Reed Exhibitions confirmed that Decorex Durban will be postponed to

DECOREX DURBAN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Reed Exhibitions confirmed that Decorex Durban will be postponed to 2021. Dates for 2021 have been confirmed as 19-22 March 2021. The decision is a result of multiple discussions with the industry as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 escalation and upon advice of local and national health authorities. (more…)

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The swimming pool industry sits on the cusp of a new trend – pool cover automation, according to PowerPlastics Pool Covers.

AUTOMATION – THE HOT TREND IN POOL COVERS

Just twenty years ago pools were considered interesting if they had a fountain and rounded shapes. Pools were traditionally large and deep and pool pumps were clunky and expensive to run by today’s standards. Child safety around the pool was addressed by adding a pool fence or net, arm bands and getting some swimming lessons. […]

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Smart home technology brings new levels of convenience to your home, adding value and providing practical advantages such as energy efficiency and remote control.

MAKING THE SWITCH TO THE SMART HOME – 3 DISTINCT ADVANTAGES

We already know how much convenience and efficiency have been brought to our lives by smartphones – and smart homes are the next logical step. (more…)

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Patrick McInerney, director at Co-Arc International Architects, came away from the recent 2019 SAPOA Convention feeling depressed about the discussion regarding the property industry and the economy in general. If things are really so bad, he asks, why are a record number of building cranes adorning our city skylines? Why are we not celebrating the successes?

ARCHITECTURE MUST PIVOT AROUND PEOPLE

Architecture is fundamentally important to the human experience as it frames the world in which we live. At its core, architecture is about people, about humanity and the human condition. As British prime minister Winston Churchill observed in 1944: “We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.” (more…)

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New Urban Director, architect and urban designer – Gary White – discusses the huge potential in the affordable housing market in South Africa for both City governments and the private sector.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SOUTH AFRICA: A SCORE CARD

As the barriers and incentives for private developers to approach the affordable housing market open further through new initiatives, this once “untouchable” market is showing huge potential. (more…)

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Textural surfaces, particularly walls and floors, will play a special role in interior design in 2020, says Creative Director Anita Bloom, author of the Decorex Africa Trend Report 2020 – the definitive guide to what’s in vogue.

TOUCH ME, FEEL ME – TRENDS IN SURFACING SOLUTIONS

As our longing for a more tactile, less technologically invasive world grows, we’ll gravitate towards a cosier design aesthetic. This is the message delivered by Anita Bloom, Creative Director of Decorex Africa and 100% Design South Africa, in the latest Decorex Africa Trend Report 2020 – the authoritative guide to décor, interior design and lifestyle […]

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The new GLM 120 C Professional laser measure from Bosch makes the measurement of lengths, areas, volumes and inclines even easier and more efficient thanks to its integrated camera.

REMARKABLY PRECISE – EVEN WHEN USED OUTDOORS

The measurement of lengths, areas, volumes and inclines will be even easier and more efficient thanks to the new GLM 120 C Professional laser measure from Bosch. The tool is ideal for all trades that rely upon fast and precise measurements indoors and, in particular, outdoors – from painters, plasterers and landscape gardeners, through to […]

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C Cobra’s new Spectra shower range includes five items boasting advanced technology and innovative ready to go – all ready to go, no plumber required!

CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT SHOWERING

Cobra is proud to announce the launch of its new Spectra shower range.  This new collection offers the ultimate in flexibility while ensuring you are in total control.  The products boast advanced technology and innovative designs, all at a really affordable price.  The five items in the range has something for every member of the […]

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