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Emerging Eastern Cape artist Sonwabiso Ngcai was announced as overall winner of 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards.

2019 PPC IMAGINARIUM AWARD WINNERS

At a gala event held at UJ Gallery on 11 April 2019, emerging Eastern Cape artist Sonwabiso Ngcai was announced as overall winner of 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards, taking home R150 000 in cash for his sculpture entitled Isigu, or The Snare. A BASA Award-winning programme, the PPC Imaginarium Awards is the country’s most supportive art […]

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The Blinds Syndicate, through its brand Luminos, will launch a new window treatment solution at this year’s Decorex Durban - Lumi Voile Delux.

THE BLINDS SYNDICATE LAUNCHES NEW RANGE AT DECOREX DURBAN

The past few years have seen blinds emerging as a popular décor solution for external and internal window covering, yet the soothing, textural element of curtains is still longed for by many when renovating a space. (more…)

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Architecture firm Boogertman+Partners has launched FuturePart, an inter-disciplinary platform for rigorous research and experimental design thinking.

BOOGERTMAN+PARTNERS LAUNCHES A FIRST IN AFRICA

Led by a team of dedicated Boogertman+Partners architects working with academic research teams, film producers, sound engineers, product designers, digital and graphic designers the new studio will be seeking alternate design and conceptual opportunities that are not part of traditional architectural practice yet run parallel in the solutions they provide within the built environment. (more…)

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SVA APPOINTS SANDI MBUTUMA AS NEW MD

SVA International (SVA), one of Africa’s leading architectural companies, is proud to announce the appointment of Sandi Mbutuma as managing director, equipping the company to continue providing comprehensive solutions for its clients across Africa. (more…)

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SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGN AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK

International food franchise Nando’s, which has outlets in over 35 countries, is adding a new item to its menu of exciting social investment projects that accompany the spicy Portuguese-style flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken so loved by consumers the world over. This April, Nando’s will support a collective of six South African designers at a showcase from […]

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BEING LESS BAD IS SIMPLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL LAFARGEHOLCIM FORUM

The LafargeHolcim Forum is a tri-annual series of conferences on the topic of sustainable construction conducted by the Foundation. The multi-day Forum, including workshops and site visits, is an academic platform for architects, engineers, construction professionals and specialists of all generations to exchange information on creating a sustainable built environment and thus advancing sustainable development. […]

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Prelude to “Re-materializing Construction” in Cairo

This week, the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction will take place in Egypt. The symposium will focus on strategies to “re-materialize” construction by reducing consumption throughout the material cycle from extraction to processing, transport, installation, maintenance, and removal.In the context of the lecture series “Affinity Architecture” at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology […]

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The EnergyGuard GeoBubble cover and the Energy-saving Solid Safety Cover from PowerPlastics Pool Covers have been designed specifically to reduce water, power and chemical consumption.

Beat load shedding with pool covers

Over the past few years, South African homeowners have had to get smart about pools, with various local crises necessitating a rethink on how pools are used and maintained. In a relatively short period, the new ‘normal’ has become a covered pool that consumes less water and power. (more…)

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With its wide range of colours, finishes and materials, Neolith shows that practicality and aesthetics need not be mutually exclusive as the traditionally functional role of the bathroom extends to become a personal sanctuary.

NEOLITH PLACES CLEANLINESS NEXT TO GOOD DESIGN IN BATHROOMS

Traditionally a functional space, the role of the bathroom has extended to include personal sanctuary, encouraging relaxation and tranquillity. (more…)

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At the ISH trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany this year, GROHE introduced a record number of innovations and more than 500 single new products that address the five mega trends it has identified in living spaces.

GROHE introduces a record number of innovations at ISH 2019

Consumers are fundamentally changing how they define and use their living spaces. GROHE has identified five mega trends: Consumers have risen from passive consumption to taking control over the creation of new living spaces and have become creators themselves in seeking simplicity and intelligent product solutions. Today, more than ever, product innovation and design depend […]

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