Architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens raked in several awards at the recent Safari Awards 2018 in recognition of their excellence in design.

Accolades for Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens Architects

Architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens raked in several awards at the recent Safari Awards 2018 in recognition of their excellence in design. (more…)

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Boogertman + Partners has taken up Dezeen’s challenge to Move the Needle in its commitment to transformation in the field of architecture and design and to closing the gender pay gap.

Boogertman + Partners Moves the Needle

On International Women’s Day this year (8 March 2018), the influential architecture and design website Dezeen launched an initiative called Move the Needle. The campaign was designed to publicise issues of gender equality in the fields of architecture and design, with the ultimate aim of shifting the balance of power in a male-dominated industry where there […]

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Habitat Apartments in Kilimani

PARAGON DESIGNS NAIROBI’S FIRST ‘VERTICAL VILLAGE’

Architecture and interior architecture practice Paragon, in conjunction with Design Source of Nairobi, is overseeing Habitat Apartments in Kilimani, a 24-storey, 160-unit mixed-use apartment tower. Under development by Ekco Investments, the project is scheduled for completion by mid-2020. (more…)

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Upcoming young artist Chris Soal has been announced as the overall winner of the PPC Imaginarium Awards 2018.

PPC IMAGINARIUM AWARD WINNERS 2018

At a gala event held at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery on the evening of 4 April 2018, upcoming young artist Chris Soal was announced as the overall winner of the PPC Imaginarium Awards 2018. The 24-year-old sculptor, a fine arts graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand, garnered R150 000 in prize money, […]

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Readers stand a chance to win a trip overseas with the Geberit Bathroom Design Challenge.

ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?

Here is your chance to be creative and have your vision come to life, by competing in this exciting Geberit Bathroom Design Challenge where you stand a chance to win a trip overseas. (more…)

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The Deck & Flooring Expo, co-located with WoodEX for Africa 2018, is set to host its inaugural instalment from 11-13 July at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.

ALL HANDS ON DECK FOR INAUGURAL DECK & FLOORING EXPO

From the organisers of the highly-acclaimed timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, a new, specialised trade expo targeted at the residential, commercial and industrial flooring and decking markets will soon make its debut. The Deck & Flooring Expo, co-located with WoodEX for Africa 2018, is set to host its inaugural instalment from 11-13 July at […]

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Van Dyck Floors recently launched ‘Glow’ and ‘Design Shapes’, commercial carpet tiles that come in an eclectic assortment of shapes and colours.

VAN DYCK FLOORS LAUNCHES VIBRANT NEW CARPET TILE RANGES

Van Dyck Floors recently launched the latest ‘Glow’ and ‘Design Shapes’, commercial carpet tiles that comes in an eclectic assortment of in-demand shapes and colours. (more…)

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Plantation Shutters built its new exhibition stand from a repurposed utilitarian high-cube shipping container.

PLANTATION SHUTTERS: ALWAYS THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Plantation Shutters, has always thrived on the latest trends and remaining a step ahead, so when they needed to build a new exhibition stand, they put their heads together to create something completely unique. (more…)

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South African designer Jacques Cronje combines design, digital technology and a love for wood in his range of digitally-cut wooden lighting and furniture, Minima.

MINIMA’S FUNCTIONAL WOODEN ART

South African designer Jacques Cronje has always had a soft spot for timber. In the early 2000s he broke away from conventional architecture to specialise in timber buildings. While his endeavour was initially frowned upon – as timber wasn’t a popular material then – he’s since gone on to design timber buildings for residential and […]

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Marloes Reinink of Solid Green Consulting signed up to become South Africa’s first ambassador for the Living Building Challenge.

LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE – A REALITY FOR SOUTH AFRICA?

The Living Building Challenge is possibly the most rigorous green building certification programme and sustainable design framework in the world. Developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) with the mandate of leading transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative, the Living Building Challenge standard raises the bar for […]

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