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Architects Of Justice have created an Adaptive Learning Environment (ALE), the eZone, at Wits Education Campus, which offers a glimpse of what classrooms will look like in the future. Vote for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa, a public-facing initiative that was propelled into being 12 years ago by the Design Indaba to encourage debate around the definition of beauty. See how two printers have taken on the challenge of printing digital wallpaper and are already forging ahead into the future of the industry. Virtual Reality (VR) in architecture stands to become an invaluable resource in the design process and when presenting a building designs. Design Indaba, the internationally acclaimed creative conference, will take place in Cape Town from Wednesday 27 February to Friday 01 March 2019. Speakers include Mariam Kamara, Annabelle Selldorf, John Pawson and Alice Rawsthorn. For the first time since their inception, the Design Foundation Awards is opening up submissions directly to the design industry and public. #FREESPACE, a programme of talks, debate and performance, hosted at the Zeitz MOCAA until 17 February, shining the spotlight on the notion of public space. The iconic Rosebank Link building features South Africa’s first custom-designed full-colour LED video screen engineered to be an integral part of the building’s fabric. KBAC Flooring has launched the Interface Works Collection, a new innovative range of affordable Hansgrohe has just launched a new range of state-of-the-art stainless steel and granite sinks, as well as their innovative range of kitchen mixers. Pool design trends and why early stage pool design planning is critical to the long-term outlook on lowering SA’s drowning statistics. Formwork and scaffolding solutions provider PERI South Africa is standing tall with its long-standing involvement in The Leonardo. Lighting brand Willowlamp presents a new direction and stylistic development with its latest design, The Link. Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa has been inaugurated as President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA). MAN Corporate Centre / Architect: Max Bögl Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG / Photo: Aspectfoto Königsbrunn / Reynaers system used: CW 86 (curtain wall bespoke solution), parallel opening window Daikin South Africa has launched a new SkyAir system cassette variant for light commercial applications with a significantly reduced carbon footprint. The Vleihuis Development in Linden, Johannesburg, owned and designed by Marc Sherratt Sustainability Architects, achieved Net Zero Certifications from the GBCSA for Carbon, Water and Ecology. AfriSam recently announced the winners of its inaugural ConCreativity challenge at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Zeitz MOCAA. The conversion of the former ANC Shell House headquarters into a 563-unit residential development has played an important role in the rejuvenation of the Johannesburg inner city. Larry Feinberg, Executive Director of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), examines 2019 trends from a Quantity Surveyor perspective. The results of the Gauteng City-Region Observatory’s 5th Quality of Life Survey show that quality of life in the province continues to improve. Neolith provides the perfect flooring medium for the renovations at the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires. Simmy Peerutin considers the implications of the recent survey on fees commissioned by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), which confirmed a depressing reality. Using the Autodesk Fusion 360 software package, RAW Studios expanded its existing Epik range of office furniture for 100% Design Johannesburg 2017. Open Studios returns to Cape Town once again, with architecture practices across the city opening their doors to the public on 3 and 4 December 2018. Leading furniture and homeware retailer, Weylandts, has opened its first store in Port Elizabeth. Plascon reveals their 2019 colour trends and how they’ll make all the difference in the built environment. Ellipse Waterfall, a new residential development comprising four elliptical towers of differing heights, is the first high-rise luxury apartment development in the heart of Waterfall City, Gauteng. Window coverings now offer additional functionality, such as filtering heat and light as well as reducing sound. Awarded projects for the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation for 2017/18 announced at a prestigious event in Cape Town The official launch of the GCRO 5th Quality of Life Survey (2017/2018) will take place on 13 November 2018. International companies are starting to incorporate eclectic vernacular elements that contextualise their office spaces to distinguish their regional offices from each other. Heat radiated into uninsulated dwelling or roof space Speakers Corner, one of Cape Town’s oldest buildings, has recently been sensitively restored by Urban Lime properties. Speakers Corner, one of Cape Town’s oldest buildings, has recently been sensitively restored by Urban Lime properties. _DSC6663 simon-headshot granite-company The design of a new apartment block designed by StudioMAS, called Thirty Keyes, has been unveiled, adding a residential element to the Keyes Art Mile precinct in Rosebank. Savage+Dodd Architects in collaboration with UrbanWorks have been named the World Architecture Festival (WAF)X Power and Justice Winner 2018. The design of a new apartment block designed by StudioMAS, called Thirty Keyes, has been unveiled, adding a residential element to the Keyes Art Mile precinct in Rosebank. Autodesk University Africa (AU), the premier Autodesk conference, is on from 24-25 October at The Campus, Bryanston, Johannesburg. Laura Swanepoel, Head of Healthcare, Building Services, WSP in Africa shares her views on design principles that are making waves globally, and what these mean for future-ready healthcare in Africa. Marloes Reinink, founder of Solid Green Consulting MDS Architecture upgrade existing Brightwater Commons Laura Swanepoel, Head of Healthcare, Building Services, WSP in Africa shares her views on design principles that are making waves globally, and what these mean for future-ready healthcare in Africa. The landscaping at Pran Boulevard on Umhlanga Rocks Drive in KZN was developed holistically in conjunction with the architecture by Paragon. ISCA has launched an exciting new range of colourful taps designed to allow people to customise their bathroom and kitchen spaces. Dulux has identified one hero paint colour that perfectly encapsulates and expresses our collective living spaces today: Creme Brulee. Capitec Bank has unveiled the design of its new head office in Stellenbosch, designed by leading South African architecture studio, dhk. Platinum sponsor Philips Lighting South Africa are showcasing a range of advanced lighting systems Marelise Dann, BIM Manager for Boogertman + Partners (B+P) Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards Saint-Gobain Gyproc was contracted to stipulate product and fit-out specifications for the interior construction of the recently relocated Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital. Neolith PURETi, a water-based, photocatalytic preventative maintenance solution on Neolith slabs, transforms them into self-cleaning air purifiers. The world-pioneering “Mesopic” lighting system from Power Matla Innolumis (PMI) Polyflor SA recently held a launch for Palettone PUR, their new range of spectacularly colourful, homogenous flooring developed with research into the psychology and effects of colour. Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM is setting a new benchmark with its multi-disciplinary approach, which offers architectural services as part of a complete solution, from design to project management. 57 361 visitors passed through the doors of Gallagher Convention Centre for the landmark 25th edition of Decorex Joburg, Africa’s largest décor, design and lifestyle exhibition. The winners of the 100% Design Awards were recently announced at a Gala Awards Evening held at Gallagher Convention Centre, recognising the achievements of local designers and highlighting standout work.