Architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens raked in several awards at the recent Safari Awards 2018 in recognition of their excellence in design. Boogertman + Partners has taken up Dezeen’s challenge to Move the Needle in its commitment to transformation in the field of architecture and design and to closing the gender pay gap. Habitat Apartments in Kilimani Upcoming young artist Chris Soal has been announced as the overall winner of the PPC Imaginarium Awards 2018. Geberit---Smyle-Bathroom-MR The Deck & Flooring Expo, co-located with WoodEX for Africa 2018, is set to host its inaugural instalment from 11-13 July at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. Van Dyck Floors recently launched ‘Glow’ and ‘Design Shapes’, commercial carpet tiles that come in an eclectic assortment of shapes and colours. Plantation Shutters built its new exhibition stand from a repurposed utilitarian high-cube shipping container. South African designer Jacques Cronje combines design, digital technology and a love for wood in his range of digitally-cut wooden lighting and furniture, Minima. Marloes Reinink of Solid Green Consulting signed up to become South Africa’s first ambassador for the Living Building Challenge. Hansgrohe’s innovative water-saving EcoSmart technology saves up to 60% water without compromising on comfort. Partnering with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in recent years, AfriSam has made its specialists and its laboratory facilities available to UJ for its students – both for practical learning as well as to conduct research. Louise Brukman, a former Master's student at the University of Cape Town, tackled the global problem of how landscape architecture can help repair landscape damaged by fires and prevent future catastrophes, earning her Corobrik’s Most Innovative Final Year Landscape Architecture Award for 2017. Hansgrohe’s innovative water-saving EcoSmart technology saves up to 60% water without compromising on comfort. Sassda announces the official launch of its biennial stainless steel awards which this year centre around the theme ‘Celebrating Innovation’. The Lift Club mentorship programme is the Design Foundation’s new initiative established to dynamise your design company and provide the skills you need to shift things up a gear. Sassda announces the official launch of its biennial stainless steel awards which this year centre around the theme ‘Celebrating Innovation’. Johannesburg-based Jai Airconditioning Services uses Samsung units at one if its biggest clients, Capitec Bank, not only because of their quality, but also because of the back-up they receive from their supplier Fourways Airconditioning. Yousuf Vawda of the University of KwaZulu-Natal University won the regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards for his thesis entitled ‘Memento Mori - Remember Your Death’ The NightWatcher Robotic Security range from Eurolux This year, Activate Architecture celebrates its twentieth year in business – and it is doing so with an inspiring vision for the company’s future. The countdown has begun for the biggest coatings show in Africa: Coatings for Africa 2018 is scheduled to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from May 29 to 31. KOHLER’s new freestanding baths, Ceric and Veil, are made from a new solid cast resin material that allows for new geometries, textures and designs to emerge. 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’. Three of the prominent and award-winning speakers who will be sharing their experiences at #AZA18 include Chilean architect, Enrique Browne; Mexico’s Gabriela Carrillo; and Mumbai-based Sameep Padora. The Association of Rotational Moulders of Southern Africa (ARMSA) has announced the publication of a South African National Standard: SANS 1731:2017 for polyethylene chemical and water storage tanks. Leading flooring supplier, KBAC Flooring, provided and installed 60 000 square metres of flooring for the impressive new head office of the Discovery Group in Sandton. Grohe2 The team at Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View, are excited to present CoLab, their enhanced new collaborative room set experience in conjunction with Fired Earth paints. From this year on, the Des Baker Award for outstanding architectural design by students will be known as the PPC Imaginarium Awards for Architecture. As one of the first projects in Africa to be certified Net Zero, 78 Corlett Drive in Johannesburg is leading the local green building sector into a new phase of evolution. University of Johannesburg architecture student Sarah Treherne received first prize at the regional awards ceremony for the 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award.  Boogertman + Partners has been ranked 96th in UK architecture journal Building Design’s annual survey of the world’s biggest architecture firms, the BD 2018 World Architecture 100 (WA100). The new Marlboro Rea Vaya M1 Cable Stay Bridge, which was completed earlier in 2017, recently scooped two prestigious awards. UJ Winner Sarah Treherne with Musa Shangase e-mail The Decorex SA team has identified lifestyle, design and décor trends for 2018 that will feature at the Decorex SA exhibitions this year. CA-87-1 This year, the theme for the Architecture ZA festival (#AZA18) programme is ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’. Introducing Franke’s new modular EXOS range of accessories for any new or existing public or semi-public washroom design. Neolith announces the upcoming launch of a fourth production line Polyflor SA recently supplied state-of-the-art flooring and wall protection Green-Building-1 Furniture designs by Dark Horse along with pieces under the Konnect label Light Space Life, SAOTA’s first exhibition, takes the viewer through the architecture studio’s history and 30-year journey, highlighting past, present and future work around the globe. kbac---stitch-tweed-serengeti The striking metal roof of the new terminal building at the Kasane Airport in Botswana was announced as the Winner of the Metal Cladding Award at the SAISC Steel Awards 2017. The use of recycled polystyrene in lightweight screeds and blocks meet the need for strength and durability without the weight for 94-year old structure of the Zeitz Mocca Museum for Contemporary Art Africa. Experience the world's leading creative currency that's driving design for a better world with Design Indaba's iconic annual conference. The benefits of security shutters in lifestyle estates DEA-04-Main-entrance Snow White Cape Town tech start-up, Tenebris Lab, have launched VR design software for designers, architects, and people who work with 3D data, to bring their vision to life. Architecture, interior design, and space-planning practice Paragon was tasked by GE Global Properties to design and fit-out the GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC), the first green- and LEED-certified GE building in Sub-Saharan Africa. The fifth annual Design Foundation Awards honoured the industry’s top achievers in design, manufacture, commercial success and innovation. Giba-resorted-to-Hydraform's-innovative-block-making-technology,-a-solution-it-has-used-for-the-past-10-years-with-some-great-results. Onsite kitchen constructed using 12 000 Constantia Travertine variation face bricks donated by Corobrik. Saint-Gobain Ecophon offers an improved range of suspended wall to wall ceilings A range of superior quality, rugged automated door solutionsare available from Maxiflex. Paragon is putting its distinct stamp on one of the last open stands in the premier Ridgeside Precinct business park near Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal. Shutters offer a number of advantages compared to curtains, shades and blinds.