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Expansion on the cards for SA solar power company in 2011

Solairedirect Southern Africa is rolling out the next stage of the internationally-held group’s business model as they continue to satisfy the needs of the rapidly growing solar power industry in Southern Africa. Since launching in Cape Town in late 2009, the South African subsidiary of French parent company Solairedirect has been focused primarily on large […]

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Winners of the 2010 DesignHub student architecture competition announced

Winners of the 2010 DesignHub Respond Renew Revitalise student architecture competition were announced at Saint-Gobain Construction Products’ Samrand Innovation Station on Tuesday 22 February 2011. The competition, in its fifth year, saw students at participating South African universities recognised for their innovative and revolutionary approach to the rejuvenation of some of the country’s most well […]

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Celebrate beauty and the basics with Decorex Cape Town 2011 : 29 April – 2 May , CTICC

In the past year Decorex SA embarked on a quest to bring a breath of fresh air to the world of interiors. We continue on this path, bringing you beautiful things to love, enjoy and treasure, and also the practical know-how to incorporate this new sense of beauty in your life. Make way for a […]

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Improving collaboration and design processes with printing solutions

Barcelona, Spain-based, Calau & Riera (Office Bcn S.L.) has been in business for over ten years, and recently increased its specialisation in the area of projecting and designing integrated newsrooms for newspapers, radio and television in collaboration with Innovation Media Consulting, an organisation for which it works as consultants. Four people work permanently in the […]

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The architecture of horror

The August sun is scorching and the light is intense as the taxi enters the arrival court of the new YAD VASHEM HOLOCAUST CENTRE in Jerusalem. The scent of pine and olive is mixed with the dry dusty atmosphere. Bougainvillea too, is all around. The complex consists of two buildings. The Visitors Centre which is […]

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Casestudy: Maximum energy savings all year for green school

The situation: Cape Town-based Lunar Products, supplier of LLumar Window Film, was approached by DTM/Spoormaker Consulting Engineering to provide a window film to maintain maximum energy savings all year round. Their client, Gina Mattei, the principal of the Old Mutual Green’scool Early Learning Centre in Pinelands, Cape Town, a large crèche (280 children in a […]

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December climate change talks present both opportunities and challenges

There is a growing appreciation of the emerging role of business in mitigating and adapting to climate change, despite regulatory uncertainty and improvements required to the measuring, reporting and verification of carbon emissions. Business is encouraged to engage government and not wait for government to deliver policy. In addition, the recent Conference of the Parties […]

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Concrete society appoints first full-time CEO

The Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA) has announced the appointment of a full-time Chief Executive Officer. John Sheath, Chartered Marketer and well known figure in the cement and concrete industries, has relinquished his responsibilities as National President of the Society for 2010/2011 to take up the position of CEO from January 3 this year. […]

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Bloemfontein could possibly get its first agri-village

The possibility of establishing Bloemfontein’s first agri-village on the well-known farm Brandkop, recognised for the beauty of its location and the indigenous vegetation covering the landscape of “koppies”, is currently under discussion. This residential concept, still very new to South Africa, would represent a return to a rural lifestyle but backed by a highly sophisticated […]

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Bedroom case study

The story: The main feature is the tall wardrobes. To create the illusion that the room is higher, the doors of the wardrobes were designed to be narrow and uninterrupted to the ceiling. The cornice was put across the top to create the image of “built-in”. The handles were long and underline the vertical appearance. […]

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