April, 2017

The Adelphi restored and updated by MLB Architects

RESTORED ART DECO BLOCK IN VREDEHOEK

“The Adelphi”, a gracious art deco block in Vredehoek, Cape Town’s City Bowl, is currently being restored and updated to its former glory. “We have had extensive consultations with Heritage Western Cape, and in fact the design of The Adelphi has been in partnership with them,” says Pierre Steenkamp, Managing Partner of Bespoke Residences – […]

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Enviro Glass Mosaic consists of recycled glass mosaic sheets with a matt finish.

ITALTILE INTRODUCES ENVIRO GLASS MOSAIC

According to designer Philippe Starck, non-harmful and eco-friendly materials will be very important on the design scene over the next three years. (more…)

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Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s new website

SAINT-GOBAIN LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE USER-FRIENDLY WEBSITE

Saint-Gobain Gyproc has announced the launch of their new website which gives quick access to information on all Gyproc products, systems and solutions for walling, ceiling and plasters. This website, with its detailed content, highlights the wide-ranging products available from this leading interior building solutions group. (more…)

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sassda on stainless steel installations

PROMISE OF STAINLESS STEEL UNDERMINED BY FLY-BY-NIGHT FABRICATORS

In a tough economy, consumers veer towards the cheapest option and some contractors may be tempted to cut corners. Unfortunately, contractor mistakes cost a fortune, mistakes kill profits and both parties usually blame the other, and often stainless steel itself, through angry exchanges that waste time – so what happens when stainless steel contractors fail […]

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To celebrate its 25th anniversary, WOMAG is offering 25% or more off selected products at all its showrooms between March and May 2017.

WOMAG CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

This year, WOMAG celebrates 25 years as South Africa’s preferred supplier of premium quality natural stone tiles and surfaces, quartz based tops, porcelain tiles, design-led sanitary ware and taps. (more…)

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EWAD-TZB-(1)

DAIKIN’S NEWEST CHILLER PUSHES BOUNDARIES

Daikin’s newest chiller is set to outperform the market. The latest addition to its industry-leading portfolio of air-cooled chillers, the EWAD-TZ B offers even greater flexibility and choice with outstanding energy performance. (more…)

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Jacques Cronje, founder and designer at minima

EIGHT REASONS WHY WOOD IS STILL GOOD

Just as a good pair of jeans never goes out of fashion, wood retains a timeless beauty that remains relevant year in and year out. It’s also the only material that withholds its authentic elegance while being extremely flexible and adaptable. (more…)

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LIVING IN THE “FUTURE CITIES” OF TOMORROW

Across the world, cities are constantly looking for new ways to improve service delivery and enhance living and working ecosystems for citizens. It’s no surprise that many consider digital technology to be the ideal methodology to help deliver new public services, address existing problems, and reshape citizen engagement. Digital technology holds the key to the […]

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The LIFE team has provided ample outdoor seating and dining areas at Arijiju, a private luxury residence in the Laikipia County in Kenya, as well as working with the Arijiju staff to create a menu that makes the most of the local produce available.

NORTHERN KENYA ECO-OASIS

Located in the Laikipia County in Kenya; situated to the northeast of the Great Rift Valley, the high plains of Laikipia is recognised as one of Kenya’s best safari regions. With its elevation and views Arijiju, a private luxury residence, makes the most of this spectacular landscape while doing its utmost to preserve it. (more…)

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Kenneth Main will represent the University of Cape Town at the Corobrik Architectural student of the Year Awards.  He is pictured in front of his winning thesis model.  The thesis is entitled Urban Acupuncture: Architecture as a catalyst for environmental and water conservation in the context of the Kilimanjaro Informal Settlement in the Western Cape.

UCT COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Christie van Niekerk, Corobrik Western Cape General Manager presented prizes to architectural students of University of Cape Town on the 15th March 2017. The regional winner of R8 500 was Kenneth Main, with Michèle de Villiers receiving the R6 500 second prize and Kayla Brown taking home the third prize of R4 500. The prize […]

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