Showing Some Love to Mother Nature

In the aftermath of lockdown, a love story unfolded – one between Homewood, Mother Nature and her people. It all began when forced factory shutdowns and the loss of income that it brought, left Homewood with no other choice but to think outside the box and find creative ways to keep their company afloat. This […]

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SOPHIA PEER REVIEW: Call for Submission of Entries

The upcoming 6th edition of Sophia Journal has launched an open call for entries under the theme, ‘Visual Spaces of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations’. Issue #6: “Visual Spaces of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations” Call deadline: February 2021 Expected publication date: December 2021 Expected International Conference: September 2021 In the upcoming 6th […]

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New Aquatecture rainwater harvesting technology to be tested at the V&A Waterfront.

Every drop counts with new rain harvesting panels at the V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront will be among the first companies in South Africa to test a highly innovative new design in rainwater harvesting technology. The Aquatecture rain harvesting panel collects water by diverting raindrops flowing over the perforations on the surface to the inside of the system.  From there the water trickles down into a collection […]

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TWO TITANS OF ENGINEERING JOIN FORCES TO TAKE ON AFRICAN MARKET

Prokon and Micrographics have entered a unique partnership that would see both companies leverage each other’s expertise, while creating a one-stop-shop for existing and new clients. Prokon and Micrographics are two engineering stalwarts in the South African engineering and architectural space. Both companies are Autodesk Certified Partners and over the last three decades each has […]

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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.

CLARIANT’S “NEW FREEDOM” DECORATIVE COLOUR TRENDS FOR 2021

As 2020 has seen us all spending more time in our homes, there has been a huge growth of interest in decorating and re-imagining how we want our living, and now working, environments to look and feel. To help us make the most of our spaces, Clariant’s latest ‘New Freedom’ Decorative Colour Trends 2021, is […]

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Get to know the overall winner of the Nando’s Hot Young Designer (HYD) Talent Search 2020, Katlego Tshuma.

Q&A WITH NANDO’S CLOUT HYD WINNER KATLEGO TSHUMA

We spoke with up-and-coming designer Katlego Tshuma, whose Sangu bench design garnered the overall prize in the Nando’s Hot Young Designer (HYD) Talent Search 2020, a competition that aims to unearth new talent. With the much-awaited competition results announced in November 2020, here’s what this rising star had to say about his process, what design […]

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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.

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS AND 100 CERTIFICATIONS!

Solid Green’s 100th certification milestone was marked by the successful 4-Star Green Star SA multiple building rating for Phase 1 of The Ingress office development in Waterfall City, Gauteng. The development’s first phase comprises two of five buildings in a 20,000sqm premium-grade commercial development by Attacq. (more…)

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Plascon’s Favourite Hue for 2021 is Golden Syrup (Y2-B1-2), a warm, sunny yellow that encapsulates positivity, confidence and joy.

2021’S DELICIOUS NEW FAVOURITE HUE

Never before have our homes – their atmosphere, aesthetic and ambience – been so important. With people spending more time within their four walls than ever before, the need to feel good in general has become essential. (more…)

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Why dormakaba’s touch-free automated entrance solutions are sought-after.

TOUCH-FREE ENTRANCE SOLUTIONS

As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are increasingly turning to technology to stabilise everyday life – with security and access control being top areas of consideration. (more…)

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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.

GREENING THE INNER-CITY THROUGH MASSIVE-SMALL IMPACT

There is much debate in the market – from science fraternities to professional services firms and environmentalists – on the benefits that green and sustainable building principles promote. TUHF, a member of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), has long been committed to investing in South Africa’s inner cities and has adopted the […]

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