Light Space Life, SAOTA’s first exhibition, takes the viewer through the architecture studio’s history and 30-year journey, highlighting past, present and future work around the globe.

Don’t miss SAOTA’s first exhibition

Light Space Life, architecture firm SAOTA’s first exhibition, opened on Thursday, 07 December 2017 at THE ARCHITECT pop up gallery at The Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA). With work in 86 countries, the exhibition highlights SAOTA’s past, present and future work around the globe. (more…)

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KBAC Flooring now stocking four new additions to the Vanguard Collection of carpets and luxury vinyl tiles.

FOUR NEW NYLON ADDITIONS TO FAST-GROWING VANGUARD COLLECTION

Leading flooring supplier, KBAC Flooring, is now stocking four new additions to the Vanguard Collection of carpets and luxury vinyl tiles. Two of the new ranges are suitable for residential installations, and the other duo for commercial applications. (more…)

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The striking metal roof of the new terminal building at the Kasane Airport in Botswana was announced as the Winner of the Metal Cladding Award at the SAISC Steel Awards 2017.

COMPLEX GEOMETRY BAGS METAL CLADDING AWARD AT SAISC STEEL AWARDS 2017

The striking, winding metal roof of the new terminal building at the Kasane Airport in Botswana was announced as the Winner of the Metal Cladding Award at the SAISC Steel Awards 2017. The awards honour innovative use of steel and innovation in design, fabrication or construction, and technical prowess that is required for realising exemplary […]

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The use of recycled polystyrene in lightweight screeds and blocks meet the need for strength and durability without the weight for 94-year old structure of the Zeitz Mocca Museum for Contemporary Art Africa.

RECYCLED POLYSTYRENE USED IN ZEITZ MOCAA REFURB

One of the most spoken about new buildings to open its doors in Cape Town recently, has undoubtedly been the new Zeitz Museum for Contemporary Art Africa located in the V&A Waterfront. Originally an old grain silo complex that consisted of 42 33-metre-high concrete tubes, each with a diameter of 5.5 metres. (more…)

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Experience the world's leading creative currency that's driving design for a better world with Design Indaba's iconic annual conference.

DESIGN INDABA CONFERENCE 2018

The Design Indaba conference, which has been named the Best Conference in the World, takes place from 21-23 February 2018. The Design Indaba aims to make a positive impact on society by building a movement that attracts producers of meaningful culture and business, regardless of sector or industry. (more…)

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The benefits of security shutters in lifestyle estates

ESTATE LIVING AND ADDED SECURITY

There are two factors that drive the popularity of communal living in South Africa: the natural beauty of our country that provides ample opportunities for lifestyle estate living and the increasing need for security. (more…)

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AFRISAM-SAIA AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE + INNOVATION ENTRIES NOW OPEN

The biennial AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation, founded by AfriSam and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), recognises the contributions that bring sustainable innovation to human living environments through an integrated approach to communities, planning, design, architecture, building practice, natural systems and technology. (more…)

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WOMAG INTRODUCES PHOENIX STONE’S NEW COLOUR WAYS

WOMAG – one of South Africa’s leading supplier of premium quality natural stone tiles and surfaces, quartz based tops, porcelain tiles, design-led sanitary ware and taps – is delighted to introduce five brand new colourways now available in its Phoenix Stone collection of superior quartz surfaces. (more…)

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Cape Town tech start-up, Tenebris Lab, have launched VR design software for designers, architects, and people who work with 3D data, to bring their vision to life.

3D TO VR: EXPERIENCE DESIGN WITH VIRTUAL REALITY

LUX Walker is a desktop app that instantly converts a 3D model to virtual reality, allowing multiple people to join a virtual meeting, walk-through and interact with each other in the same virtual space, from anywhere in the world. (more…)

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Architecture, interior design, and space-planning practice Paragon was tasked by GE Global Properties to design and fit-out the GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC), the first green- and LEED-certified GE building in Sub-Saharan Africa.

INNOVATIVE FIT-OUT BOOSTS ‘GREEN’ STATUS OF GE AFRICA INNOVATION CENTRE

GE opened its first African-based innovation centre in Johannesburg earlier this year as part of its investment in developing home-grown solutions for Africa. The R80 million facility is the twelfth GE Innovation Centre globally. It is home to GE’s innovation focus across Africa, within its key business sectors of healthcare, aviation, energy, oil and gas, […]

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