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Bouwer Serfontein, Director: Europe of NEW URBAN architects and urban designers, unpacks urban design and architectural factors essential to establishing and maintaining sustainable farming.

URBAN DESIGN TO PRESERVE OUR AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY

Agriculture is a hugely important factor in South Africa’s economic development. Our farming communities are part of South Africa’s culture, and our future, creating food security, job creation and community upliftment. (more…)

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When severe settlement cracking was observed in the concrete floors of the new bottling and storage area at Graham Beck Wine Estate, Sika was proud to provide the solution.

NO SOUR GRAPES FOR SIKA AT GRAHAM BECK WINE ESTATE

Graham Beck Wine Estate, situated in the breathtaking Breede River Valley near the town of Robertson, is an easy drive along the scenic Route 62 from Cape Town. Graham Beck’s world class wines, produced in harmony with nature, are testament to his passion for restoring and conserving the environment. (more…)

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AMERICAN shutters’ Security Shutters blend clean-lined appeal, practicality, durability and security into a single window treatment for both indoor and outdoor use.

HOME SECURITY WITH STYLE

“Home security is an undeniable priority for homeowners across South Africa, and it should be prioritised during a home’s architectural or interior design process in the same way other features are,” says Duncan Snyman Managing director of AMERICAN shutters®. “It should be considered as a design feature rather than a necessary compromise after the fact.” […]

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The dormakaba South Africa Matrix One access solution has been designed expressly with to suit the unique requirements of SMEs.

TRANSFORMING SECURE ACCESS FOR SMES

With the global access control market expected to top $16 billion by 2025 (up from $6 billion in 2017), there are definite opportunities to be had. But while many solutions providers have been mainly targeting larger organisations, it seems small to medium enterprises (SMEs) have fallen by the wayside. (more…)

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Belgotex Grass is the first locally manufactured artificial turf, specifically designed to withstand the harsh South African climate.

BELGOTEX GRASS: YOUR HOME TURF ADVANTAGE

Belgotex Grass is made in South Africa. It gives the company an edge on quality. A R20-million investment ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup positioned Belgotex as the specialists in artificial turf production, and the preferred choice of industry professionals. (more…)

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Trellidor’s Kevin Bonner says that designing integrated security in at the start of a project has less of a negative impact than retro-fitted barriers.

WHY INTEGRATED SECURITY SHOULD BE DESIGNED IN

Integrated security that is designed in at the start of a project has less of a negative impact on the building than barriers retro-fitted as an after-thought. “This has been our experience, whether it’s a new home or a commercial building, and it’s why all our franchises are geared up to assist architects and developers […]

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23-year old Hashim Tarmahomed, who is currently doing his Honours degree in Architecture Studies at Wits University, won the recent AfriSam Student Design Challenge.

WITS STUDENT BAGS AFRISAM STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE

Since its inception in 2009, the AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award has grown into South Africa’s most prestigious sustainability award programme, attracting an exciting range of entries. By honouring outstanding achievements in sustainable architecture, the awards programme has taken the lead in creating public awareness and debate about sustainability in the built environment. (more…)

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An extensive network of walkways, cycle tracks and traffic-calming devices supports Non-Motorised Transport (NMT). (Image: Boogertman+Partners)

4 GREEN STARS FOR SANDTON GATE

Sandton Gate, located in South Africa’s economic powerhouse, has been awarded a 4-star certification under the Green Star SA Sustainable Precincts v1.1 tool, following the project’s second-round submission in mid-August. Phase 1 of the development achieved a 5-Star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design certification in July 2019. (more…)

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The new glass-reinforced concrete tuber planters from Indigenus, designed by Haldane Martin, re-imagine planters as art pieces. Prices start from R3950 plus VAT.

NEW TUBER PLANTERS FROM INDIGENUS

Indigenus has released their most affordable planter range to date in the new GRC (glass-reinforced concrete) Tuber planters designed for them by Haldane Martin.  As the name implies, the Tuber sits as if it is rooted in the ground. Its solid bearing means it can be interspersed randomly, bunched as a centre piece or grouped in large […]

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IN/OUT TECHNOLOGY TILES

Most homes are a hive of activity and rushing is inevitable. While slips and falls can occur anywhere, they most often happen at home. Subsequently, one of the highest rated concerns amongst homeowners is how to proof their homes against slip-and-fall accidents. (more…)

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