January, 2015

Caesarstone in Zimbabwe

Caesarstone now available in Zimbabwe

Leading South African stone surface distributor, International Slab Sales, has opened a branch in Harare, Zimbabwe. Supplier of top quality granite, marble, onyx and engineered stone surfaces, International Slab Sales is the sole Southern African wholesaler of Caesarstone, Café Quartz and Rudi’s Choice surfaces.  They also carry The Africa Range Namibian granite. Market-leading engineered quartz […]

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Trevyn and Julian McGowan of Guild

Design stars head for Guild design fair in February

Carlo Massoud will be at Guild  As the world awakens to the economic potential of Africa, all eyes are on its sources and likely staying power. A leading supporter of design-driven economic growth, Southern Guild is putting the spotlight on the continent with GUILD, Africa’s only international design fair in Cape Town from 25 February […]

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Smart shopping for smart homes

A novel website, WWW.STAND47.CO.ZA, allows visitors to take a step-by-step guided tour through a physical home using only a cell phone, tablet or desktop computer. Stand 47 is an award-winning concept house co-developed by Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of contemporary building technology. The home was built to physically demonstrate the considerable benefits of building with […]

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Plascon Colour Forecast 2015

Plascon talks paint 2015

A new year always brings with it a new batch of paint trends. Plascon Colour Manager Anne Roselt gives some insight into those trends that will be influencing the design world this year. Plascon launched their 2015 Palette at Decorex Joburg in August last year and will be showcasing this colour forecast at Decorex Durban […]

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Form Matters

Wearable Architecture

FORM MATTERS is a material exploration by South African architect and designer Liani Douglas. The self initiated project investigates how the same material that is used to create large architectural masterpieces and engineering marvels around the world, can also be used to create smaller wearable architectural pieces. Concrete is used to reveal the overlap between the disciplines […]

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The new Sasol headquarters by Paragon are scheduled for completion next year

Paragon’s vision for new Sasol HQ pushes the boundaries

Sasol, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, is building its new corporate office on Katherine Street in Sandton, Johannesburg, and Paragon are the architects that took up the challenge. The vision for the new building was to somehow link the look of the new building to Sasol’s logo. The logo, which […]

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Lonza Wood Protection rebrands as Arch Wood Protection

Lonza Wood Protection rebrands as Arch Wood Protection

Following a strategic review of the South African market, an innovative re-branding strategy has been introduced to dispel any confusion as to the identity of the Lonza wood businesses. Doug Sayce, General Manager of Arch Wood Protection South Africa, explained that when Lonza purchased the global Arch business in 2011, the company names of the […]

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Harold Johnson, this year’s winner from the University of Johannesburg is pictured with an illustration of his thesis project entitled The ‘Dark’City.

Corobrik honours architecture students

Energy efficient mechanisms and interventions to better sustain the environment are not just nice to haves – they are integral to a more sustainable future and building standards and regulations are likely to be revised and fine tuned going forward to support such an end. The architectural profession is central to the solution. Speaking at […]

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