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Pool design trends and why early stage pool design planning is critical to the long-term outlook on lowering SA’s drowning statistics.

Why early-stage pool design planning is critical

In recent years, the South African homes have become far more focused on blended indoor/outdoor living and common spaces, with swimming pools becoming the focal point of these areas. Within the design trend, one can see South Africans (slowly) starting to respond to the call to action on more sustainable living especially when it comes […]

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Formwork and scaffolding solutions provider PERI South Africa is standing tall with its long-standing involvement in The Leonardo.

PERI stands tall with The Leonardo

The Leonardo, cousin to the Legacy Group’s Michelangelo and Da Vinci buildings, will ultimately be the tallest building in Sandton, having been boosted from an original 47 to 55 storeys due to demand, with an anticipated final height in excess of 223m upon its completion in 2019. It is fitting that PERI, the world’s largest […]

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Lighting brand Willowlamp presents a new direction and stylistic development with its latest design, The Link.

The right angles: The Link

Willowlamp’s nature-inspired silhouettes and affinity for symmetry have become recognisable hallmarks of the lighting brand’s identity. (more…)

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Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa has been inaugurated as President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA).

NEW SAIA PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED

Cape Town architect and urban designer, Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa was inaugurated as President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) at an event held at the end of last at the Radisson Red Hotel in the V&A Waterfront, a building designed by his architectural firm, Design Space Africa, in association with Peerutin Architects. He […]

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MAN Corporate Centre / Architect: Max Bögl Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG / Photo: Aspectfoto Königsbrunn / Reynaers system used: CW 86 (curtain wall bespoke solution), parallel opening window

WHY CHOOSE REYNAERS?

Freedom of shapes and styles When it comes to design freedom, aluminium is the material of choice. Styles, shapes, dimensions, opening types, colours and accessories. You can decide everything yourself. This allows you to express your own personality in the building style of your project. (more…)

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Daikin South Africa has launched a new SkyAir system cassette variant for light commercial applications with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

Meet Daikin’s new Bluevolution heat pump cassette

Daikin has launched South Africa’s very first heat pump cassette using low GWP R-32 refrigerant gas extending the Sky Air range for light commercial applications. With just one-third of the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of R-410A refrigerant, R-32 is a proven environmentally responsible alternative. The R-32 based Sky Air High COP cassette promises to deliver […]

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The Vleihuis Development in Linden, Johannesburg, owned and designed by Marc Sherratt Sustainability Architects, achieved Net Zero Certifications from the GBCSA for Carbon, Water and Ecology.

Linden Vleihuis: Reintroducing Biodiversity into Urban Living

In September 2018, Solid Green demonstrated sector leadership when the Vleihuis Development in Linden, Johannesburg, achieved Net Zero Certifications from the GBCSA for Carbon, Water and Ecology. The project was also awarded Runner Up: Net Zero Innovative Project Award in the Green Building Council Leadership Awards 2018. (more…)

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AfriSam recently announced the winners of its inaugural ConCreativity challenge at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Zeitz MOCAA.

INAUGURAL AFRISAM CONCREATIVITY AWARD

AfriSam recently announced the winners of its inaugural ConCreativity challenge at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Zeitz MOCAA, the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. (more…)

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The conversion of the former ANC Shell House headquarters into a 563-unit residential development has played an important role in the rejuvenation of the Johannesburg inner city.

PASA PLAYS IMPORTANT ROLE IN REJUVENATION OF JOBURG INNER CITY

Paragon Architects South Africa (PASA), part of the Paragon Group of architecture and interior architecture companies, has played an important role in the rejuvenation of the Johannesburg inner city with its conversion of the former ANC Shell House headquarters at 51 Plein Street into a 563-unit residential development for client HCI Properties, part of Hosken […]

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Larry Feinberg, Executive Director of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), examines 2019 trends from a Quantity Surveyor perspective.

2019 TRENDS FROM A QUANTITY SURVEYOR PERSPECTIVE

“During 2018 we lobbied for the regulated appointment of quantity surveyors to infrastructure projects,” says Larry Feinberg, Executive Director of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS). (more…)

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