January, 2017

Entries are open for the 2017 CICA Awards 2017.

CICA BOOK AND JOURNAL AWARDS 2017

The International Committee of Architectural Critics CICA is pleased to announce an invitation to publishers, editors, curators and authors to submit their publications for consideration for the 9th CICA Awards 2017 by 30th March 2017. Award winners will be announced during the UIA XXVI World Congress of Architecture to be held in Seoul from September […]

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POLARISATION LEADS TO SERIOUS PROBLEMS IN SA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Why are so many construction contracts in SA over budget, late and being carried out at the expense of good relationships between the parties? I believe that polarisation in the construction industry is at the root of the problem. (more…)

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Decorex Cape Town will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from the 27th to 30th April 2017.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT DECOREX CAPE TOWN 2017

Fashionable fabrics, inspired interiors and wall-to-wall trendsetting décor will adorn the Cape Town International Convention Centre from the 27th to 30th April 2017 as Decorex Cape Town – co-sponsored by Plascon and Caesarstone – takes over the city. (more…)

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5 TRENDS IN QUANTITY SURVEYING IN 2017 TO WATCH OUT FOR

The construction industry has always been cyclic, enjoying a boom for several consecutive years only to face a slump afterwards. Eventually, things pick up again. South Africa’s last upward cycle ended around 2010 in step with the global economic crisis. Since then, quantity surveyors have been feeling the pinch. “Unfortunately, this trend looks set to […]

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GROUP SHOW AT SOUTHERN GUILD BLURS THE LINE BETWEEN ART AND COLLECTIBLE DESIGN

Transformation, the group show at Southern Guild, Cape Town, exhibits newly commissioned work from 14 South African designers and artists. Transformation presents experimentation in material and scale, challenging the traditional understanding of where artwork ends and functional design begins. (more…)

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Winner in the ADOPT-a-School category of Saint-Gobain’s Architecture for Social Gain Awards was Kate Otten Architects

BREAKING GROUND AT MOTSHEGOFADIWA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Habitat and construction company Saint-Gobain celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2015, and to mark this noteworthy milestone, sponsored an architectural awards programme in Mexico, India and South Africa – The Architecture for Social Gain Awards. These awards were conceptualised by Saint-Gobain to recognise and reward talent in the design of spaces that promote learning and […]

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PPC IMAGINARIUM AWARDS JUDGES ANNOUNCED

The PPC Imaginarium Awards was established by PPC Ltd as a means to give emerging designers and artists the opportunity to showcase their talent and creative thinking by using cement as their primary medium. Now in its third year, the competition is the most supportive of its kind in the country and has seen many […]

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Easi-Knightsbridge 20c was used, which has a 20mm pile height that is an easily maintained good looking artificial grass preferred by household pets and children.

EASIGRASS ZONES IN ON SAFETY AT BABY BRIGHT STARS

The children of Baby Bright Stars Nursery School in Westville were excited to find a new playground when they returned to school in January. “Easigrass can turn a muddy or dusty patch of grass into a fun play area that is also ultra-safe and hygienic,” explains Tom Nell, the Durban Easigrass franchisee who recently completely […]

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Regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year awards to the winning students at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.

COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Sustainable building demands architectural design that aims to minimise negative environmental impacts through efficiency and balance in the use of materials, energy and development space. It is a mindful approach to energy and ecological conservation in the creation of the built environment. (more…)

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Infant High Care Ward at Sebokeng Hospital.

POLYFLOR DONATES FLOORING FOR NEW INFANT HIGH CARE WARD AT SEBOKENG HOSPITAL

Polyflor SA was once again in the privileged position to assist Carte Blanche with their “Making a Difference” campaign by donating a 780m2 vinyl floor for use in the creation of an Infant High Care Ward at the Sebokeng Hospital. (more…)

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