Quest for an eco-bathroom

Go green in the bathroom – your shower, your toilet and your sink can be eco-friendly bathroom fixtures – Jasmin Kraneveldt from Bathroom Bizarre shows you how...   A royal flush Old toilets can use as much as nine and a half litres of water per flush, making them the biggest water guzzlers in your […]

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The Green Building Conference and Exhibition returns

The Green Building Conference and Exhibition returns to Sandton Convention Centre in 2011 and will provide a powerful mix of international and local content for built-environment professionals and stakeholders. World renowned designers and experts will accompany South Africa’s own leaders in sustainable construction in a new extended plenary format Opportunity to attend a real-time green […]

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Africa – hospitality’s untapped marketplace

“Reduce the footprint and increase the guest experience” The need for three-star hotels in South Africa and Africa has created new challenges for hotel designers, who have to merge their vision with client brief but deliver comfort and service off a low-base budget. “The three-star market carries certain connotations and expectancy with regards to guest […]

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Newcomer Morningside Shopping Centre takes lion’s share of awards in 2010

Morningside Shopping Centre has garnered an impressive collection of top industry awards this year – setting it apart as a shopping centre of distinction, with an offering that caters uniquely for its many loyal shoppers.   The stylish shopping centre’s most recent achievement is the prestigious Retail Design and Development Spectrum Award – the highest […]

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Cement & Concrete Institute announces 3rd annual Short Film Competition

For the 2011 C&CI Short Film Competition, students are invited to focus a critical gaze into the future of the African urban environment and specifically the role of concrete in it. The world’s population is moving, increasingly, towards urban environments. This is especially true in Africa. But what will these future cities look like and […]

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What sort of office should a CEO have?

Traditionally CEO’s have always occupied the largest office on the top floor, where you may only enter upon invitation. However, there is now a move away from this previous statement of power and authority to one that is closer to the worker on the ground floor, hoping to create more of a partnership with employees […]

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Green Building Conference 2011

The Green Building Conference and Exhibition returns to Sandton Convention Centre in 2011 and will provide a powerful mix of international and local content for built-environment professionals and stakeholders. • World renowned designers and experts will accompany South Africa’s own leaders in sustainable construction in a new extended plenary format and • Opportunity to attend […]

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Life-cycle assessment proves how environmentally friendly LED lamps are

A study on the life-cycle assessment (LCA) of LED lamps by Osram shows the latest generation of lamps achieves a very high score for environmental friendliness. This study involved a close look at their entire life-cycle – how much energy and raw materials the lamp consumes in terms of production, use and disposal and the […]

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SA Firm wins Architectural Design Competition for the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies

Cape Town-based architects, dhk has won the Architectural Competition for the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies in Kenya. The winning design was unveiled by Dr Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP accompanied by Dr Reuben Mutiso, Chairman of the panel of international jurors, at an awards ceremony held in Nairobi. The ‘Green […]

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City Center Walking Tour

Sunday, March 13 · 8:30am – 1:00pm Walk begins at Museum Africa at 8:30am and ends at Museum Africa at 1pm. In the General And Overall Tour over fifty sites are sighted and over twenty five of these landmarks are highlighted in a city that is vibrant with activity. The selection of items includes a […]

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