SVA APPOINTS SANDI MBUTUMA AS NEW MD

SVA International (SVA), one of Africa’s leading architectural companies, is proud to announce the appointment of Sandi Mbutuma as managing director, equipping the company to continue providing comprehensive solutions for its clients across Africa. (more…)

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Six SA designers show their afro-contempo designs to the world at Milan Design Week 2019 supported by Nando’s.

SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGN AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK

International food franchise Nando’s, which has outlets in over 35 countries, is adding a new item to its menu of exciting social investment projects that accompany the spicy Portuguese-style flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken so loved by consumers the world over. This April, Nando’s will support a collective of six South African designers at a showcase from […]

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BEING LESS BAD IS SIMPLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL LAFARGEHOLCIM FORUM

The LafargeHolcim Forum is a tri-annual series of conferences on the topic of sustainable construction conducted by the Foundation. The multi-day Forum, including workshops and site visits, is an academic platform for architects, engineers, construction professionals and specialists of all generations to exchange information on creating a sustainable built environment and thus advancing sustainable development. […]

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The 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction will be hosted by the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and take place from April 4 to 6, 2019. Some 350 people from more than 50 countries will participate in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum.

Prelude to “Re-materializing Construction” in Cairo

This week, the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction will take place in Egypt. The symposium will focus on strategies to “re-materialize” construction by reducing consumption throughout the material cycle from extraction to processing, transport, installation, maintenance, and removal.In the context of the lecture series “Affinity Architecture” at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology […]

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The EnergyGuard GeoBubble cover and the Energy-saving Solid Safety Cover from PowerPlastics Pool Covers have been designed specifically to reduce water, power and chemical consumption.

Beat load shedding with pool covers

Over the past few years, South African homeowners have had to get smart about pools, with various local crises necessitating a rethink on how pools are used and maintained. In a relatively short period, the new ‘normal’ has become a covered pool that consumes less water and power. (more…)

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With its wide range of colours, finishes and materials, Neolith shows that practicality and aesthetics need not be mutually exclusive as the traditionally functional role of the bathroom extends to become a personal sanctuary.

NEOLITH PLACES CLEANLINESS NEXT TO GOOD DESIGN IN BATHROOMS

Traditionally a functional space, the role of the bathroom has extended to include personal sanctuary, encouraging relaxation and tranquillity. (more…)

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At the ISH trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany this year, GROHE introduced a record number of innovations and more than 500 single new products that address the five mega trends it has identified in living spaces.

GROHE introduces a record number of innovations at ISH 2019

Consumers are fundamentally changing how they define and use their living spaces. GROHE has identified five mega trends: Consumers have risen from passive consumption to taking control over the creation of new living spaces and have become creators themselves in seeking simplicity and intelligent product solutions. Today, more than ever, product innovation and design depend […]

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Boogertman + Partners wins big at SAPSA

Boogertman + Partners was awarded Firm of the Year – Architecture 2018/2019 at the South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) 2019, which was held earlier this month at a gala dinner in the Monte Casino Ballroom, Johannesburg.  (more…)

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The 18th ABB LEAF Awards, which are designed to celebrate excellence, integrity and diversity in the architectural industry, are now open for entries.

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE ABB LEAF AWARDS 2019

In association with ABB, the 18th ABB LEAF Awards are now open for entries. (more…)

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AECOM, the ‘green’ consultant for Pran Boulevard on Umhlanga Rocks Drive in the Ridgeside precinct is committed to implementing sustainability across the board.

AECOM IS GREEN CONSULTANT FOR PRAN BOULEVARD IN UMHLANGA

Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM’s experience in green building rating and sustainability stood it in good stead when it was appointed as ‘green’ consultant for Pran Boulevard on Umhlanga Rocks Drive in the Ridgeside precinct, designed by architecture and interior architecture group Paragon. (more…)

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