May, 2016

A new village built from recycled polystyrene will bring hope to orphans from the North West Province.

ORPHANAGE BUILT USING RECYCLED POLYSTYRENE

The Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC) in partnership with the Mobile Education and Training Trust (METT), a Non-Profit Organisation, has unveiled the new Village of Hope, a R285-million project that is nearing completion in Kosmos in the North West Province. Based on the concept of the successful LIV Village that was founded by Tich and Joan […]

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The first notable LSFB project in Mbabane, Swaziland, is an out-patient clinic for the Ministry of Health, built by Razorbill Properties under instruction from the principal agent (PA) Ramashka Architects Swaziland.

LIGHT STEEL FRAME SOLUTION FOR SWAZILAND CLINIC

In the SADC region, Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) is increasingly becoming the preferred building method for those interested in energy-efficient buildings that can be built fast and with minimum waste – and Swaziland is no exception.   The first notable LSFB project in Mbabane, Swaziland, is an out-patient clinic for the Ministry of Health, […]

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Vedhant Maharaj is the winner of the 2015 Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards.

VEDHANT MAHARAJ WINS THE 2015 COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS

Vedhant Maharaj from The University of the Witwatersrand became the 29th architectural student to take first prize at the Corobrik Architectural Awards in Johannesburg recently. (more…)

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Graffiti Retail Solutions has launched a unique range of wallpaper – suitable for both domestic and commercial interior finishes.

MODERN MAKEOVER

From florals to modern geometrics, bold stripes to soothing landscapes, wallpaper has the ability to transform a wall and in so doing add a new life and energy to a room. Recognising that wallpaper is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add colour, art and design to a home living room, bedroom, […]

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This year’s sassda awards are looking for the best use of stainless steel in the design, construction and architecture industries. Entrants are offered free assistance in compiling their entries. Entries close on 31 July 2016.

NEW-LOOK STAINLESS STEEL AWARDS ‘IN PURSUIT OF BRILLIANCE’

The 2016 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards are gearing up to recognise leading examples of stainless steel in the construction and design sectors, with the news that the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) will provide a free consulting service to assist companies requiring help with the entry process. (more…)

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Mural Proposal, 2014, Artwork: Eric du Plan © Copyright in published form: Visual Books

COOL CAPITAL TO REPRESENT SOUTH AFRICA AT THE 15TH ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION AT LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

Cool Capital, the Pretoria-based design movement convened by architect Pieter Mathews, principal of Mathews & Associates Architects, that took the Capital City by storm in 2014 will be representing South Africa at the La Biennale di Venezia this year. Every year, millions of people from across the world travel to the historic port city of […]

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Brian Wilkinson

TOP MINDS ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO HEADLINE GREEN BUILDING CONVENTION 2016

Five internationally acclaimed leaders on sustainability will headline this year’s Green Building Conference in Sandton, Johannesburg, from 26 -28th July. The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) hosts the event and CEO Brian Wilkinson says the keynote speakers will share their unique expertise to guide Africa and the world towards a thriving future for all. […]

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The Argon reception area

HIGH TECH CORPORATE INTERIORS

Pure Design is behind the turnkey installation of new offices for Argon Asset Management in both Sandton, Johannesburg and Newlands, Cape Town. Pure Design CEO Quinton Abrahams talks us through the high tech transformation: Argon was established ten years ago as a financial services company and Pure Design has been part of the journey assisting […]

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