October, 2018

Speakers Corner, one of Cape Town’s oldest buildings, has recently been sensitively restored by Urban Lime properties.

Historical Speakers Corner restored

Bounded by Parliament and Church Square in the East City of the Cape Town CBD, Speakers Corner is one of the city’s oldest buildings and forms part of the heart around which Cape Town was built. It has recently been sensitively restored by Urban Lime properties to offer businesses a unique creative space, layered with […]

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Speakers Corner, one of Cape Town’s oldest buildings, has recently been sensitively restored by Urban Lime properties.

Houtlander and Dokter and Misses have a One Night Stand

Houtlander, the furniture-design duo best known for their iconic chairs, has joined forces with local design sensation Dokter and Misses to create the ‘One Night Stand’, an irresistible piece of collectable design. (more…)

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THE PG BISON 1.618 EDUCATION INITIATIVE WINNERS

The awards evening for the annual PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative was held earlier this month at the stylish new venue, The Birdhouse, on the 18th floor of the iconic skyscraper at 25 Owl Street in Milpark, with spectacular views of Joburg’s city lights. (more…)

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The Future of Making Things: Building South Africa’s bionic blueprint

The explosion of technological advances has resulted in a fundamental shift and transformation of the human experience through new-age design. Almost everything we experience, from jet engines to life-like movie monsters, was made by man or machine. And through the use of cutting-edge technologies, we can always find the exciting seeds of a future world […]

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New stone-clad finishes made of real stone available in SA

Stone Cladding lends a timeless, natural aesthetic to a built surface while being weather proof and relatively maintenance free. The challenges and limitations of stone cladding boil down to the size, quality and weight of available materials and the skill of the contractor required to achieve the desired finish. (more…)

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The design of a new apartment block designed by StudioMAS, called Thirty Keyes, has been unveiled, adding a residential element to the Keyes Art Mile precinct in Rosebank.

THIRTY KEYES RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS UNVEILED AT KEYES ART MILE

A series of stylish, thoughtfully designed residential apartments will soon break ground along the Keyes Arts Mile in Rosebank, ideal for those urban lovers who desire a communal, convenient and enriching lifestyle. To be called Thirty Keyes, and with a first phase of fifty-five units on sale, these apartments are set to become some of […]

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Savage+Dodd Architects in collaboration with UrbanWorks have been named the World Architecture Festival (WAF)X Power and Justice Winner 2018.

SAVAGE+DODD ARCHITECTS NAMED WAFX WINNER

The WAFX Prize (sponsored by Greencoat) is awarded to 10 future projects that identify key challenges that architects will need to address in the coming years and was created as part of the World Architecture Festival’s 10th anniversary celebrations in 2017 (WAF 10 Manifesto).  Winning future projects which address the Manifesto issues are entered for […]

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The design of a new apartment block designed by StudioMAS, called Thirty Keyes, has been unveiled, adding a residential element to the Keyes Art Mile precinct in Rosebank.

THE GROWTH OF GREEN BUILDING IN SOUTH AFRICA

Green building and sustainability are words that remain at the forefront of conversations for many South Africans and is a trend that has seen continuous growth within the building and construction industry. Jolene Blundell, Saint-Gobain’s Head of Sustainability, elaborates more on this subject and the crucial importance of moving with the times in terms of […]

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Autodesk University Africa (AU), the premier Autodesk conference, is on from 24-25 October at The Campus, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

DON’T MISS AUTODESK UNIVERSITY AFRICA

Today’s dominant technology trends are driving businesses and consumers alike to explore new ways to design, make, and use things. In today’s competitive landscape, anyone can be an innovator. There is opportunity for those with the right tools and guidance. Learn about the technologies that will impact you, including cloud computing, generative design, and machine-human […]

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Laura Swanepoel, Head of Healthcare, Building Services, WSP in Africa shares her views on design principles that are making waves globally, and what these mean for future-ready healthcare in Africa.

DELIVERING HEALTHCARE ARCHITECTURE THAT IS RIGHT FOR AFRICA

Eliminating barriers and ultimately increasing access to quality health services, for all, is a key pillar that requires significant focus if the aspirations laid out in the Agenda 2063 are to be achieved. It is also crucial if a prosperous future of inclusive and sustainable growth, where all African people have a high standard of […]

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