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Which major lighting trends will transform our living spaces this year? Creative Director Anita Bloom enlightens us in her Decorex Africa Trend Report 2020.

LIGHTING TRENDS TO SWITCH YOU ON

Decorex Africa’s Trend Report for 2020 gives us a teasing glimpse of what to expect from Decorex Durban, Cape Town and Joburg 2020, where designers and manufacturers showcase all the latest trends, concepts and products that will guide and inspire us. The broad themes emphasised in the report will be featured in the Mobelli Furniture […]

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The two newest buildings on the increasingly vibrant intersection of Oxford and Glenhove roads in Rosebank, are targeting a 4-Star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design rating from the Green Building Council South Africa.

NEWEST OXFORD-GLENHOVE BUILDINGS TARGET GREEN STAR RATING

The two newest buildings in the OxGlen precinct, located on the increasingly vibrant intersection of Oxford and Glenhove roads in Rosebank, are targeting a 4-Star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). (more…)

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As part of the Design Indaba Festival 2020, futurist Li Edelkoort will host inspiring new trend seminars in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

LI EDELKOORT IS BACK AT DESIGN INDABA! THIS TIME WITH AN IMPORTANT GREEN MESSAGE.

  Futurist Li Edelkoort’s ever-popular three-hour presentations form part of the official programme for the Design Indaba’s 25th anniversary celebration. Her upcoming talks in Johannesburg and Cape Town take place in two parts, with the first half devoted to the green revolution, while the second half will focus on new directions for food and how […]

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Marli Swanepoel, Head of Sustainability at the Paragon Group, says that convincing clients of the imperatives of sustainability is a balancing act that places a major responsibility on designers and architects.

DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS HAVE A MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

The fact that South African and Nigeria are the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, while the continent as a whole barely accounts for 5%, places a major responsibility on designers and architects to be environmentally responsible. However, convincing clients of the imperatives of sustainability is a balancing act between the often high upfront initial […]

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San Sereno renovation wins second place in the International Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards.

SAN SERENO RENOVATION WINS INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARD

The San Sereno retirement community in Bryanston, which was recently relaunched as a continuing care Senior Living community for over 70’s has won second place in two categories in the 6th annual US-based Senior Housing (SHN) architecture and Design Awards, in the “International” and “Renovation and Repositioning” categories. (more…)

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The annual Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards will be held at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg between the 4th and 6th May 2020.

COROBRIK SPONSOR THEIR 33rd ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

Eight finalists from Universities around South Africa have already won the regional competitions and will meet at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg between the 4th and 6th May 2020 for the 33rd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards evening. (more…)

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Submissions in the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design, the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction, close soon.

FINAL CALL TO ENTER USD 2 MILLION LAFARGEHOLCIM AWARDS

Entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction will close on February 25, 2020. The competition seeks projects by professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The Awards foreground projects and concepts of architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and […]

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Five reasons why ASSA ABLOY Cam-Motion® door closers are the perfect choice for your doors.

Why choose ASSA ABLOY’s Cam-Motion® door closers?

ASSA ABLOY door closers are suitable for a wide range of applications. From residential to commercial and public sectors and for light and heavy doors. ASSA ABLOY offers a full range of Cam-Motion® door closers. Cam-Motion® technology makes doors open and closes smoothly, easily and securely. (more…)

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Major Tech, a specialist importer of lighting, electrical products, switches and sockets, gives some insight into the lighting at The Leonardo, Africa’s tallest building.

The Leonardo shines brighter at about 10% of the running cost

The Leonardo, Sandton’s newest skyscraper, is Africa’s tallest building. Home to residential, commercial (both office space and retail), and a Legacy hotel, The Leonardo is considered South Africa’s icon of prosperity. (more…)

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dormakaba’s new Door Pilot app for smartphones takes a step towards the integration of automatic doors within the Internet of Things.

New Door Pilot app from dormakaba facilitates doorset operation

With the new dormakaba Door Pilot, automated doors can also now be operated on the basis of the most advanced of remote-control technologies. The system, comprising the Door Pilot app for smartphones and a wifi interface for the door sets in the form of the Door Pilot Stick, constitutes a first step towards integration of […]

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