Known for its innovative water solutions, BIBO is leading the industry yet again with another one of its new stylish creations.

MEET THE BIBO EXPRESS

Not only compact and beautiful to look at, the BIBO express is cutting-edge. It’s instant. It’s unlimited. It’s safe to use, energy efficient and gentle on the environment. What’s more, it can go absolutely anywhere. (more…)

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The Trend Kitchen Feature by Slavin at Decorex Joburg will showcase visual inspiration and an enhanced level of kitchen design.

DECOREX JOBURG TREND KITCHEN FEATURE

The emerging trends in colour, appliance, design and even food will captivate all tastes at this year’s Trend Kitchen Feature by Slavin. This will form part of the innovative features’ programme at this year’s Decorex Joburg, taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 7 to 11 August. (more…)

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The Paragon Group celebrates diversity and inclusivity this Women’s Month, with just under half of its employees being women.

PARAGON CELEBRATES DIVERSITY THIS WOMEN’S MONTH

Since its inception in 1997, the Paragon Group has always celebrated diversity and inclusivity, with just under half of its employees being women. “We have a passion for what we do, which translates into us being one of the leading architecture and interior architecture practices in South Africa,” Paragon Group Human Resources and Operations Director […]

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Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool® RainScreen Slab has been certified by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) for use in high-rise residential applications and for use behind masonry.

EARTHWOOL RAINSCREEN SLAB EARNS TWO BBA CERTIFICATES

Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool® RainScreen Slab has been certified by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) for use in high-rise residential applications and for use behind masonry. BBA certification is recognised globally and gives South African customers reassurance that the products have been rigorously tested for each specified application. (more…)

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The Bosjes Kapel in the Western Cape’s Breede River Valley is the winner of the 2019 Architizer A+ Popular Choice within the Religious Buildings & Memorials category, announced earlier in July.

BOSJES CHAPEL WINS INTERNATIONAL A+AWARD

The iconic Bosjes Kapel set within the Bosjes Estate and located in the Western Cape’s Breede River Valley has been acknowledged by the 2019 edition of Architizer’s premier A+Awards program, the world’s largest initiative of its kind for architecture and building products. (more…)

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The 100% Design South Africa 2019 feature stands will prove a worthy showcase for the various creatives at their helm.

STAR LINEUP – 100% DESIGN SOUTH AFRICA 2019 FEATURE STANDS

The centrepiece of 100% Design South Africa each year is its carefully curated and collaborative feature stands. The show holds innovation and a desire to constantly strive for newness at its core, so each year the creative director duo of Cathy O’Clery and Laurence Brick drives exciting product launches and catalyses engaging spaces from the […]

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Boogertman + Partners has been shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival 2019 Future Competition category for its New Cairo Capital City Stadium competition proposal.

BOOGERTMAN + PARTNERS CRACKS WAF 2019 SHORTLIST

Boogertman + Partners has announced that its New Cairo Capital City Stadium, a competition proposal, has been listed as a shortlist finalist in the Future Competition category in the World Architecture Festival 2019. Now in its 12th year, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) is an annual festival and awards ceremony for the architecture industry. It is […]

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DigiYard, conceptualised for an internal Arup ideas competition, will be a digital platform that facilitates the flow of usable construction waste and surplus building material from construction sites to informal settlement upgrading projects.

ARUP INCUBATES A DIGITAL MATERIALS TRANSFER PLATFORM

DigiYard, conceptualised for an internal Arup ideas competition, will be a digital platform that looks to facilitate the flow of usable construction waste and surplus building material from construction sites to informal settlement upgrading projects. The platform aims to reduce construction waste in landfills whilst addressing the need for affordable, quality building materials in the […]

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Corobrik’s Burgundy pavers, Burgundy Cobbles and Graphite pavers were selected for the roads and walkways throughout the naturally styled Elaleni Coastal Forest Estate in KwaZulu-Natal.

ELALENI COASTAL FOREST ESTATE USES COROBRIK’S BURGUNDY PAVERS

KwaZulu-Natal’s latest estate development – Elaleni Coastal Forest Estate – is premised on an ethos of sustainability which includes the incorporation of natural elements in construction. To minimise the impact on natural surrounds and achieve a design that integrates with the coastal forest, of Corobrik’s Burgundy pavers (10 440m2), Burgundy Cobbles (185m2) and Graphite pavers (840m2) […]

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Patrick McInerney, director at Co-Arc International Architects, came away from the recent 2019 SAPOA Convention feeling depressed about the discussion regarding the property industry and the economy in general. If things are really so bad, he asks, why are a record number of building cranes adorning our city skylines? Why are we not celebrating the successes?

IF IT’S ALL DOOM AND GLOOM, WHY SO MANY CRANES ON THE SKYLINE?

This year’s SAPOA Convention was probably the most downbeat that I’ve attended in my many years in the building industry. The majority of speakers gave us bad news – ranging from water scarcity problems through to concerns about the oversupply of property, the industry’s talent drain and government’s lack of policy certainty. (more…)

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