New Aquatecture rainwater harvesting technology to be tested at the V&A Waterfront. Keith Stewart, Micrographics Managing Director Clariant’s ‘New Freedom’ Decorative Colour Trends for 2021 is full of creative colours to capture our imagination to redefine living spaces for a positive emotional impact. FOUR ON O in heart of Sea Point is first new-build project for Paragon Architects in Cape Town. KBAC Flooring supplies and installs latest carpet tile collection from Interface, NY+LON Streets, inspired by the iconic cities of New York and London. Thabang Byl, Digital Energy Lead, Schneider Electric South Africa says green buildings are key to reducing energy consumption Get to know the overall winner of the Nando’s Hot Young Designer (HYD) Talent Search 2020, Katlego Tshuma. This year, Solid Green has attained the double milestone of its tenth birthday and one hundred green building certifications! This monumental achievement includes 84 Green Star, 7 Net Zero, 6 EDGE and 3 LEED certified projects. Plascon’s Favourite Hue for 2021 is Golden Syrup (Y2-B1-2), a warm, sunny yellow that encapsulates positivity, confidence and joy. Why dormakaba’s touch-free automated entrance solutions are sought-after. Samson Moraba, Chairperson of the Board at TUHF and Sqiniseko Mbatha, Financial Analyst at TUHF, share their views on the importance of adopting a green building approach to urban regeneration. MiTek’s Ultra-Span light gauge steel roof truss system ensures savings on erection and transport costs whilst being vermin proof and non-combustible. The roof tile innovation that will recycle 29 million plastic bottles per year… Using the correct metal framing systems as part of a drywall solution helps meet the demands of developers and occupants and prevents costly, complex and avoidable failures. Dulux Colour Expert, Palesa Ramaisa, explores the inspiration behind the Dulux Colour of the Year for 2021 and how to use the warm, natural neutral to transform your home to bring the balance we’re all yearning for. Studies confirm Daikin’s patented streamer technology inactivates more than 99.9% of the Coronavirus. Black Series from UNION – stylish, robust matte black door furniture that will keep its good looks. The British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye has revealed the design for the new Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg. Denver Coleman, chairman of Polyflor SA, shares why it makes sense to look to healthcare environments as the benchmark for new standards across all industry sectors. There are many factors to consider when deciding which design of shutter would best complement one’s home. Hansgrohe’s Talis M54 is the best compliment for your kitchen. A partnership with Knauf Insulation has created an acoustic solution for the foyer to the Medical Campus at the University of Pretoria. Concrete enhancing and repair products supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals are being used at the Oxford Parks development in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Design K spearheads eco-conscious design project that helps put Oman on the environmentally conscious map. While it may date back as far as ancient Egypt, steam bending is still a technique used today by custom furniture manufacturers, Homewood. Terracrete hard lawn blocks add a parklike or pastoral feel to many areas at Glen Dirk Estate in Constantia. How Samsung’s advanced new Wind Free and 360° Cassette units helped transform an older building into the epitome of modernity. Sika products and solutions were deemed the best-performing repair system for the rehabilitation of the Durban Heights Reservoir in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Armand Barnard, interior design student at Design Time School of Interior Design in Cape Town, won the 2020 PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative. Paragon Interface completes multi-company fit-out at 1 Park Lane. KBAC Flooring has brought Noraplan Linee, a new flexible rubber flooring collection, into South Africa. The Modular Shelving System from TimHarris Design lets you create configurations that best suit your space, style and needs. The Giflo Group have plans to revitalise La Concorde, also known as the KWV building, an architectural landmark in Paarl’s Main Road. Posi-Joist’s timber and steel web flooring system spans greater distances than solid joist alternatives, cuttings costs and construction time, and allowing easy underfloor access. Furniture manufacturers Homewood embarked on the challenging design journey of bringing a client’s cantilever concept to life. Thabisa Mjo is the first local designer to have her work form part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, France. Responding to the energy crisis through efficient water heating technologies. Paragon Group Director Anthony Orelowitz The recent renovations of 3 Alice Lane in Sandton exemplifies the possibilities of restoring older buildings. Introducing Duram’s new Habitat Colour Collection featuring 90 inspired paint colours. ‘Keep on walking’ just took on a new meaning say Patrick McInerney, Christoph Malan, Catharine Atkins and Malika Walele of Co-Arc International Architects. As the world begins to show signs of a return to normalcy, sustainability has become the rallying point for business strategy, commonly referred to as the ‘green recovery’. Landseer Collen, a director and himself an architect with BPAS Architects discusses common question: the will digital replace draughts people? Indeed, could automation eventually replace architects entirely? Modern Danish children's furniture brand FLEXA has launched in South Africa. Virtual meeting platforms are fast becoming BuildConnect’s new business mainstay. The hottest young designers in South Africa have been unveiled thanks to the Nando’s bi-annual talent search. The PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative marks 28 years of supporting top SA interior design and architecture talent. 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. Plascon has put together a palette of sizzling colours that’ll warm up any interior this summer. 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. 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. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that Sir David Adjaye will receive the 2021 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. 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. Bentel Associates International has won awards in two categories at The African & Arabian Property Awards 2020 for Harbour Arch in Cape Town and Marriott Hotel & Marriott Executive Apartments in Johannesburg. Researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) found that South Africa has sufficient log resource options for a sustainable wood residential building market. Hennessy celebrates the 150th anniversary of X.O with the release of a limited edition masterpiece: architect Frank Gehry’s sculptural reinterpretation of Hennessy X.O’s iconic bottle. Economic pinch puts spotlight on green building this World Green Building Week says STAG African accommodation group. The newly expanded Luv series by Cecilie Manz for Duravit features new colour combinations with Almond Satin Matt. It is time to change the structure of our cities, write Patrick McInerney, Christoph Malan, Catharine Atkins and Malika Walele of Co-Arc International Architects. In a competitive business environment in difficult economic circumstances, value management helps developers to deliver both savings and returns.