green spaces innovatively in a bid to bring nature to the concrete jungle.

South Africa’s Smart Cities are Driving Sustainability

Property development and nature might not automatically go hand in hand, but more and more developers are moving towards incorporating nature into building design. (more…)

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The transformative nature of the room space

NEW ROOM SETTINGS FEATURE AT DECOREX JOBURG

The transformative nature of the room space will be artfully showcased in this year’s Bedroom Project, featuring at the 25th Decorex Joburg, sponsored by Plascon, taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August. (more…)

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The expanded faucet range Essence by GROHE

GROHE ESSENCE: A NEW ERA OF BATHROOM DESIGN

Following the global trend to individualisation, the bathroom is becoming a highly considered space in the home. Architects and designers need the means to express their customers’ individual style. GROHE’s broadest faucet range, Essence, is an incredibly rich toolbox for the creative mind. It allows for a degree of individuality unthinkable before. (more…)

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Johannesburg is the city that has experienced the highest construction cost inflation, rising by 6 percent in 2018.

The cost of global construction is set to rise by 4.3 percent during 2018 compared to 4.1 percent in 2017, as developers face the challenge of continued shortages of relevant skills to deliver an increasing number of projects, according to new research from global professional services firm Turner & Townsend. (more…)

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Flooring specialist Polyflor SA has noticed a marked increase in the number of shops and retail environments selecting vinyl and luxury vinyl tiles (LVTs) as their flooring option of choice.

RETAIL INDUSTRY CHOOSES VINYL FLOORS

When it comes to creating inspirational spaces for the retail industry, flooring is one of the hardest working elements of interior design. From boutiques to big brands, every client wants a visually stunning floor that will not only draw customers in, but will also be an investment that can guarantee years of performance. (more…)

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Contemporary office building designed by MDS Architecture

MDS DESIGNS NEW OFFICE DEVELOPMENT FOR OXFORD ROAD

MDS Architecture has designed a contemporary office building on a prominent site along Rosebank’s busy Oxford Road for Ossero (Pty) Ltd. With demolition of the existing building now complete, the earthworks, lateral support walls and piling has commenced and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The building’s final completion is […]

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Plascon was the natural choice as coatings partner for 140 West Street Sandton

PROPERTY-DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS PRODUCE EARTH-FRIENDLY BUILDINGS

Who would have believed that modern architectural splendour could be environmentally friendly and sustainable? Well, it can, and it is! (more…)

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Abland and Tiber break ground on Phase 1 of the Sandton Gate precinct development.

SANDTON GATE BREAKS GROUND

Abland and Tiber, joint developers on the Sandton Gate precinct, have announced that they have broken ground on Phase 1 of the development with the bulk earthworks. Phase 1 will include 15 500 m² commercial space; 13 000m² P-grade office space and a 2 500m² gym positioned on the piazza level of the building. (more…)

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South African designer and artist Porky Hefer showing at Design Miami/ Basel to benefit the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s wildlife conservation programs.

PORKY HEFER’S ENDANGERED TO BENEFIT LEONARDO DICAPRIO FOUNDATION

SFA Advisory and Southern Guild will present a unique project by renowned South African artist Porky Hefer at Design Miami/Basel from 12-17 June 2018. (more…)

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solo exhibition of drawings by South African architect Peter Rich

PETER RICH AT 2018 VENICE BIENNALE

Thousands of visitors from around the globe got their first look at Landscape Architecture | Architecture Landscape — a solo exhibition of drawings by South African architect Peter Rich — when the 2018 Venice Biennale opened at the end of May. (more…)

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