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Modern Danish children's furniture brand FLEXA has launched in South Africa.

FLEXA PUTS DOWN ROOTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

We can all agree that Denmark’s design legacy is world-famous. Names like Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner need no introduction and have been a fundamental part of building this nation’s iconic design heritage. (more…)

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Virtual meeting platforms are fast becoming BuildConnect’s new business mainstay.

DATABUILD LAUNCHES NEW DIVISION, BUILDCONNECT

As companies scrambled to keep their projects on track in the face of lockdown travel and face-to-face meeting restrictions, virtual meetings rapidly gained acknowledgement as a critical business enabler and one of the best ways to optimise customer engagement in the sales process. (more…)

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The hottest young designers in South Africa have been unveiled thanks to the Nando’s bi-annual talent search.

NANDO’S HYD ANNOUNCES 2020 FINALISTS

The Nando’s Hot Young Designer Talent Search (HYD) has announced its much-awaited list of finalists for 2020. The popular competition, now in its third iteration, aims to unearth fresh new designs and launch the careers of local emerging creatives. For the 2020 edition of HYD, young designers were asked to create a unique bench that […]

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The PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative marks 28 years of supporting top SA interior design and architecture talent.

PG BISON 1.618 EDUCATION INITIATIVE TURNS 28

PG Bison, trusted wood panel manufacturer and proudly South African company, has been running the 1.618 Education Initiative for 28 years. This annual design competition is aimed at third-year architecture and interior design students around South Africa and is written into the curricula of participating educational institutions. It aims to nurture and recognise young talent, introduce students […]

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When it comes to specifying flooring, deciding on the best product for your project can be daunting. Polyflor’s new Online Advisor makes it a little easier.

EXPERT SPECIFICATION ADVICE DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX

The specifier’s job has just been made a little easier, thanks to an ingenious new online tool developed by Polyflor, simply called the Online Advisor. (more…)

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Plascon has put together a palette of sizzling colours that’ll warm up any interior this summer.

SUMMER HOTS UP WITH PLASCON’S PALETTE OF SUPER-FUELED COLOURS

Now that those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer are on the way, things are getting hot and so is the latest Plascon colour palette. Plascon has put together a palette of sizzling colours that’ll warm up any interior… City to Surf is Plascon’s latest colour palette that celebrates sun-kissed red, vivid yellow, calming lilac […]

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SAIA president Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa explains the role that architects and designers should play in implementing sustainable architecture practices to help solve critical issues in South Africa, including affordable housing.

HIGHEST NUMBER OF ENTRIES YET FOR AFRISAM-SAIA SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AWARD

This year’s biennial AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award has received a record number of entries despite challenges relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, which compelled organisers to extend the submission deadline by 3 months. (more…)

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Terraforce is happy to announce that Maxiwall Pro now includes important upgrades to ensure users continue to optimize their workflow and remain in compliance with the most recent design standards.

TERRAFORCE ANNOUNCES MAXIWALL PRO UPGRADES

New AASHTO 2020 Simplified Design Methodology. The new AASHTO 2020 Simplified Design methodology was recently released in the United States and represents the most up to date LRFD Methodology for MSE Walls.  Changes compared to previous versions include the use of the Coulomb Earth Pressure Theory which allows the inclusion of interface friction to reduce […]

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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that Sir David Adjaye will receive the 2021 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture.

DAVID ADJAYE TO RECEIVE RIBA GOLD MEDAL

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce that Sir David Adjaye will receive the 2021 Royal Gold Medal, one of the world’s highest honours for architecture. (more…)

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Dr Andries Nel, Head of Water at SEM Solutions says an urgent paradigm shift is required towards sustainable water management to promote urban water self-sufficiency in South Africa.

GUIDE TO BUILDING OWNERS FOR WATER SELF-SUFFICIENCY

South Africa is facing increased pressure on conventional water sources in urban areas. Existing mitigation measures such as increased water abstraction rates, water transfer scheme supplementation and demand side management are no longer effective in satisfying the growing water demand. (more…)

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