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Duravit has been setting the trend in online architectural and interior design CPD training.

Duravit online CPD training

Duravit as a company operates in more than 130 countries worldwide and stands for innovations in the fields of signature design, the intelligent use of technology and premium quality. In cooperation with high-profile international designers such as Philippe Starck, Phoenix Design, sieger design and Cecilie Manz, the company develops comfortable bathrooms that really enhance quality […]

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The South African Wood Preservers Association says that treated wood offers designers the choice of the foremost renewable and sustainable material.

PRESERVATIVE TREATED WOOD – A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE

A construction material provided and renewable by nature, with predictable performance, that captures carbon from the atmosphere and locks it away for decades, with low energy demand and a feel-good appeal appreciated by almost everyone – that’s treated wood. (more…)

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Melanie Ewing, renowned Chapters Design Academy CEO, talks to us about the latest trends and looks in the fashion and design world.

ITALTILE TREND TALK

Throughout the Italtile year, ongoing staff training includes regular interior design seminars run by Melanie Ewing, founder and CEO of Chapters Design Academy. In the first quarter of 2020, Italtile consultants from Cape Town, Pretoria, Nelspruit and Umhlanga joined their Johannesburg colleagues for an intensive three-day design course that focused on 2020/2021 trends, and how […]

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SAIA president Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa explains the role that architects and designers should play in implementing sustainable architecture practices to help solve critical issues in South Africa, including affordable housing.

SUSTAINABILITY A KEY DRIVER IN THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN SOUTH AFRICA

Buildings are crucial to the well-being of people, and designers and architects have the responsibility to ensure that sustainable solutions are placed at the forefront of any potential new project. (more…)

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Architect Wynand Tromp argues that it is our responsibility as architects and designers to specify carbon neutral materials in our projects.

FIGHTING THE FIRE

“I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is”. Greta Thunberg (more…)

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ARRCC has been awarded Interior Design Firm of the Year – South Africa, in the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2020.

ARRCC AWARDED INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM OF THE YEAR – SOUTH AFRICA

ARRCC, acclaimed South African studio specialising in interior architecture, interior design and décor, has been awarded Interior Design Firm of the Year – South Africa, in the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2020. (more…)

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Hansgrohe’s training initiative enables tradespeople and architects to earn Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points online.

EARNING POINTS UNDER LOCKDOWN

As was the case with most companies, lockdown measures have had an effect on hansgrohe’s day-to-day operations. But National Training Manager, Tiaan Pienaar, has not let that stand in the way of helping tradespeople and architects rack up the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points they need to stay ahead in their businesses. (more…)

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Family-owned Stellenbosch wine estate Quoin Rock has been transformed into a masterful architectural undertaking by architect Julia Gaiduk.

WINE AND DESIGN

Architect Julia Gaiduk has transformed Quoin Rock Wine Estate into one of the most masterful architectural undertakings in the Cape Winelands. The family-owned Stellenbosch estate has recently reopened after two years of reconstruction. This reinvention lies in the seamless blend of exterior landscape with magnificent interior space. Symbolism was a driving force of the reconstruction project, with […]

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The Paragon Group is hosting an online CPD masterclass entitled ‘Designing Towards a Healthy Built Environment’ in a webinar at 10:00 on Tuesday 4 August.

CPD MASTERCLASS ON HEALTHY-BUILDING DESIGN

The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the health of our built environment, with increased attention and concern at preventing the spreading of pathogens. “Predictions are that we will definitely see more large-scale outbreaks of epidemics in future. This is therefore something well worth paying careful attention to,” cautions Paragon Group Director Estelle Meiring. […]

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Philippe Starck’s new ME by Starck range for Duravit satisfies the desire for pure aesthetics while achieving the greatest possible range of individual design possibilities.

DURAVIT’S ME BY STARCK RANGE PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON INDIVIDUALITY

Minimalist design is the art of focusing on the essentials. It is the ability to lend a sensuous essence to elementary items while placing the individual and their sense of style at the focal point. It is a challenge that calls for Philippe Starck. With his new ME by Starck range for Duravit, the French […]

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