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Awarded projects for the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation for 2017/18 announced at a prestigious event in Cape Town

AfriSam-SAIA Awards for 2017/18 announced

From a landmark development both environmentally sensitive and architecturally bold, to a house re-inventing traditional building materials and constructed with less than 300 litres of waste, the awarded projects for this round of the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation 2017/18 point to the future of environmentally conscious design. (more…)

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The official launch of the GCRO 5th Quality of Life Survey (2017/2018) will take place on 13 November 2018.

Gauteng Quality of Life Survey annoucement

The official launch of the GCRO 5th Quality of Life Survey (2017/2018) will take place on 13 November 2018. The launch will be attended by dignitaries from provincial and local government, including Gauteng Premier David Makhura who will formally respond to the survey results. (more…)

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International companies are starting to incorporate eclectic vernacular elements that contextualise their office spaces to distinguish their regional offices from each other.

Design trends for 2019

A major trend in interior design is to incorporate eclectic vernacular elements that contextualise the space. Therefore, international companies are able to distinguish their regional offices from each other, while retaining their corporate identity. (more…)

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There’s no beating an original

Over decades, ZINCALUME® steel has become a household name within the building industry. When specifying premium high performance metallic coated roofing and cladding materials, this original and trusted brand remains the roofing material of choice for specifiers, says Arno Hanekom, the BlueScope Steel Regional Manager for Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. (more…)

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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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