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Plascon reveals their 2019 colour trends and how they’ll make all the difference in the built environment.

HERE THEY ARE: PLASCON’S 2019 TRENDS

Brainstorms, brush-outs, samples, tester pots, photoshoots, mood boards, late nights and more. After months of research and trend analyses, the wait for colour connoisseurs and paint enthusiasts is over as Plascon reveals their 2019 colour trends and how they’ll make all the difference in the built environment. (more…)

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Ellipse Waterfall, a new residential development comprising four elliptical towers of differing heights, is the first high-rise luxury apartment development in the heart of Waterfall City, Gauteng.

dhk reveals residential design comprising four elliptical towers

Architecture firm, dhk, has unveiled its design for a new residential development comprising four elliptical towers of differing heights. Ellipse Waterfall is the first high-rise luxury apartment development in the heart of Waterfall City, Gauteng (South Africa). Covering 45 000 sqm, the precinct features 590 brand-new apartments and other amenities including ‘The Luna Club’, an […]

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Window coverings now offer additional functionality, such as filtering heat and light as well as reducing sound.

WINDOW BLINDS AND GREEN LIVING

The era of simply covering an opening for privacy is long gone. Professionals are expected to specify products that cover a huge spectrum of benefits that exceed privacy. Window coverings now have to offer additional functionality, such as filtering heat and light as well as reducing sound. They should be manufactured with the least harm […]

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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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Heat radiated into uninsulated dwelling or roof space

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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