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A.Shak Construction Chemicals offers produces such as release oils, cementitious and epoxy products, a host of waterproofing products and specialist grouts direct to the South African construction industry.

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR CONCRETE PROBLEMS

A.Shak Construction Chemicals is a specialist division of A.Shak (Pty) Ltd. They offer a quality basket of products direct to the South African Construction Industry like PlasterKey®. This universal water-based bonding agent has been designed specifically to bond sand/cement plaster and gypsum plaster to smooth surfaces. The benefits of using PlasterKey include improving the non-structural […]

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6 Stars for a sustainability icon

The Ridge, a new commercial building in the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront, celebrates its 6 Green Star Office Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), a rating considered as demonstrating “World Leadership”. According to the certification, the Ridge exceeded the base entry scorecard level of 75 for a 6 Star Office […]

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To mark National Women’s Day on 9 August, dhk shines the spotlight on several women who are intrinsic to some of dhk's latest new work.

The Women Significantly Contributing to dhk’s Large-scale New Projects

National Women’s Day in South Africa is celebrated annually on 9 August. The public holiday commemorates the country’s 1956 Women’s March and pays respect to the sacrifices, triumphs and contributions women have made towards society. dhk credits much of its success not only to the remarkable female partners and senior associates at the helm of […]

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Melanie Ewing, renowned Chapters Design Academy CEO, talks to us about the latest trends and looks in the fashion and design world.

ITALTILE TREND TALK

Throughout the Italtile year, ongoing staff training includes regular interior design seminars run by Melanie Ewing, founder and CEO of Chapters Design Academy. In the first quarter of 2020, Italtile consultants from Cape Town, Pretoria, Nelspruit and Umhlanga joined their Johannesburg colleagues for an intensive three-day design course that focused on 2020/2021 trends, and how […]

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Su-Elna Bester won first prize in the regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards at the University of the Free State for her thesis entitled, ‘The M.CAC / Multi-Cultural Centre of Dubai’.

UFS COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Innovation is the standout quality that differentiates design resolutions and helps define architecture as special and appreciated by one’s peers. Innovation in sync with context provides the delight factor permitting architectural design to compete comfortably on the world stage. Technical skill, the ability to create memorable form that draws one in while treading softly on […]

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Kitchen design at Decorex SA 2017 exhibitions

KITCHEN TRENDS UNVEILED AT DECOREX 2017

Forming the heart of the home, the kitchen is often the most utilised space and requires a purpose-driven design with quality products and appliances, all of which can be found at the KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Gauteng Decorex SA 2017 exhibitions, co-sponsored by Plascon and Caesarstone. (more…)

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LG 34" Class 21:9 UltraWide IPS LED Monitor and LG 34" Class 21:9 UltraWide WQHD IPS Thunderbolt Curved LED Monitor

ARCA UNLIMITED ASSESSES THE BENEFITS OF LG ULTRAWIDE AND CURVED MONITORS FOR THE INDUSTRY OF ARCHITECTURE

In the innovatively demanding field of architecture, complementary technology is just what architectural firms needs in bring to life ideas that will compete with some of the world-class architectural structures and designs today. ARCA Unlimited is one such firm and LG has taken the opportunity of letting ARCA Unlimited put some of its newest screen […]

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Boogertman+Partners Architects was Awarded in the Sustainable Architecture category

AWARDED PROJECTS IN THE AFRISAM-SAIA AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE + INNOVATION ANNOUNCED

Seven Awards and four Commended projects were announced in the 2015/2016 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation at the gala event in Cape Town on 27 October 2016. (more…)

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DAIKIN’S STYLISH AND EFFICIENT WALL-MOUNTED UNIT

Daikin’s FTYN-L – NON INVERTER is energy efficient, offering low energy consumption up to class A energy labels. Its standard air filter removes airborne dust particles to ensure a steady supply of clean air. It features a vertical auto swing that moves the discharge flaps up and down for efficient air and temperature distribution throughout […]

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Interiors for The Concrete House were done by M Square Lifestyle

THE CONCRETE HOUSE

The Concrete House in Johannesburg, designed by Nico van der Meulen Architects, is perched on a steep hillside. The site of the building formed the basis of the architectural concept, guiding the creation of the spaces and the look of the interiors. ‘It is firmly rooted to the hillside through impressive engineering, while also protruding […]

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