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Alice Lane 3 contributes ‘green lung’ in the heart of Sandton

ALICE LANE 3 ADDS ‘GREEN LUNG’ TO SANDTON COMMERCIAL CENTRE

The development of Alice Lane 3 allowed architecture, interior design, and space-planning practice Paragon to contribute to a much-needed ‘green lung’ in the heart of Sandton’s shopping precinct. (more…)

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This year’s Green Building Convention is headlined by five top sustainability minds

TOP MINDS AT GREEN BUILDING CONVENTION 2017

Five of the world’s top sustainability minds will headline this year’s Green Building Convention, South Africa’s leading sustainability event, which will take place in Cape Town from 9 – 11 October. (more…)

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dhk has kicked off a new partnership with the internationally recognised Go for Gold

FORGING FUTURE ARCHITECTS

Architecture company dhk has kicked off a new partnership with the internationally recognised non-profit organisation Go for Gold, with two beneficiaries from its award-winning education-to-employment programme joining the architecture company’s Cape Town design studio as interns this year. (more…)

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KENZO range from Swartland

ALMIGHTY ALUMINIUM

Whether you are involved in a new build, or you are renovating your existing home – your choice of windows and doors is an important decision that will have a big impact in the overall final aesthetics and comfort of the building in question. (more…)

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CHECK OUT TRAVELSTART’S PROGRESSIVE NEW OFFICE INTERIOR

Online travel agency and booking website Travelstart recently relocated its Cape Town headquarters to a two-and-a-half-storey set of offices in Longkloof Studios, located just off the bustling hub that is Kloof Street. Naturally, the company wished to set itself up in a working space that would reflect its efficiency and modernity. The initial interior design […]

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BUSINESS OF DESIGN: A CONFERENCE TO INSPIRE THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS

Business of Design returns to Johannesburg and Cape Town in October. The two-day conference that has had a positive impact on South African businesses since its inception in 2014 is led by some of the country’s top business experts and design professionals. While being inspirational, the conference also offers practical tools to affect immediate growth. […]

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The Adelphi restored and updated by MLB Architects

RESTORED ART DECO BLOCK IN VREDEHOEK

“The Adelphi”, a gracious art deco block in Vredehoek, Cape Town’s City Bowl, is currently being restored and updated to its former glory. “We have had extensive consultations with Heritage Western Cape, and in fact the design of The Adelphi has been in partnership with them,” says Pierre Steenkamp, Managing Partner of Bespoke Residences – […]

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The LIFE team has provided ample outdoor seating and dining areas at Arijiju, a private luxury residence in the Laikipia County in Kenya, as well as working with the Arijiju staff to create a menu that makes the most of the local produce available.

NORTHERN KENYA ECO-OASIS

Located in the Laikipia County in Kenya; situated to the northeast of the Great Rift Valley, the high plains of Laikipia is recognised as one of Kenya’s best safari regions. With its elevation and views Arijiju, a private luxury residence, makes the most of this spectacular landscape while doing its utmost to preserve it. (more…)

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The new steel and glass canopy designed by architect Robert Silke

SPECTACULAR R15-MILLION CANOPY PROVIDES SHELTER TO 1 000m2 V&A QUAYSIDE PRECINCT

Although it covers an area of 1 000m2 of outdoor restaurant space, the new R15 million steel and glass canopy at the V&A Waterfront has met the client’s brief to its architects by being ‘99.9% invisible’. (more…)

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Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital incorporates range of green technologies

NEW PURPOSE-BUILT CAPE TOWN HOSPITAL A MODEL FOR SUSTAINABLE HOSPITAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

A range of green technologies is making the new Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital a model facility for sustainable hospital operations management. A special double-skin façade and electricity-generating elevators are but some of the solutions implemented that not only make for best environmentally sensitive practice but will also contribute to cost efficiencies. (more…)

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