September, 2011

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Rustic bathroom décor inspiration

  A natural beauty   Rustic bathroom décor comprises an aesthetically attractive amalgamation of rough textures, earthy tones and natural elements. It’s a timeless style that boasts an enduring and broad appeal, even in modern settings.   Says Jasmin Kraneveldt from Bathroom Bizarre: “The blend of sleek contemporary sanitaryware and rustic architectural elements is a […]

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Greenstone Hill office complex in Modderfontein nears completion

Barrow Properties/Vunani confirm that the phased development of the R300m Greenstone Hill Office Park in the burgeoning Modderfontein business, retail and residential node served by the Gautrain, is nearing completion.   Construction work is well advanced on the final three buildings which offer a combined floor area of 7000 sqm for lease. Twelve previously completed […]

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C&CI free publications on sustainability

The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) has produced the first in a series of new, free publications on the sustainability of concrete.   Hanlie Turner, Marketing Manager of C&CI, says the new 28-page, full colour publication, Sustainable Concrete, outlines the concept of concrete sustainability and the importance of providing sustainable buildings and infrastructure.   “The […]

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Decorex Joburg

Upcoming event: Decorex Joburg 8th – 12th August 2012 Gallagher Convention Centre For more information, visit www.decorex.co.za

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Decorex Cape Town

Upcoming event: Decorex Cape Town 26th – 29th April 2012 CTICC For more information, visit www.decorex.co.za

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Decorex Durban

Upcoming event: Decorex Durban 21st – 25th March 2012 Durban Exhibition Centre For more information, visit www.decorex.co.za

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30 of Africa’s leading designers, from 15 countries, brought together for the DNA exhibition and workshop

The Danish Center for Culture and Development with funding from DANIDA is initiating a Network Program linking producers of outstanding design from East, West and Southern Africa. The 36-month program aims to establish authentic interaction between 30 renowned design companies from throughout the continent, who produce beautiful, contemporary work, revolutionizing the perception of African design […]

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UP Architecture Graduate wins sought after international award

A University of Pretoria (UP) alumnus last week reaffirmed that graduates from the University’s Department of Architecture is ranked amongst the best in the world. Ruann van der Westhuizen, a MArch(Prof) graduate of UP’s 2009 architecture studio was announced one of eight winners of the prestigious Hunter Douglas Award at Archiprix International 2011 that rewards […]

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Local green building conference shared international best practices secrets

The Green Building Conference and Exhibition returned to Sandton Convention Centre, Gauteng, on 13 and 14 of July 2011, and will provide a powerful mix of international and local content for built-environment professionals and stakeholders. Delegates to this year’s Green Building Conference can look forward to insights and lessons learnt during the development and implementation […]

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SESSA Launches National Heat Pump Division

Following meetings of key heat pump industry stakeholders hosted by the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban during June, SESSA has been given the mandate to establish a national heat pump division.   A non-profit organisation dedicated to the creation and continued growth of renewable energy and energy […]

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