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Every year theMAAK facilitates an experimental Design & Make programme called Follies in the Veld (FITV). This year’s installation was a swooping Tetra Pak canopy in Langa addressing the use of public space.

WASTE TO WONDER: USING ‘TRASH’ TO TRANSFORM PUBLIC SPACE

Every year theMAAK, a design-lead architecture studio based in Woodstock, Cape Town, facilitates an experimental Design & Make programme called Follies in the Veld (FITV). During the fast-paced two-week course they collaborate with other makers, thinkers and doers to collectively design and build a large scale folly (a temporary spatial installation). Each year a specific […]

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Paragon Group Director Estelle Meiring, who is in charge of work acquisition and client liaison, argues that while vacancy rates remain stubbornly high, and there is a definite slump, there are opportunities for those who can look at property with a fresh eye.

TECHNOLOGY, WORKSPACE TRENDS CONTINUE TO IMPACT PROPERTY SECTOR

A number of property developers have adopted a cautious ‘wait-and-see’ approach given the current economic climate. In addition, vacancy rates remain stubbornly high, and there is a definite slump. There are, however, opportunities for those who can look at property with a fresh eye, according to Paragon Group Director Estelle Meiring, who is in charge […]

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New architecture and building techniques used in the award-winning design for a day-care centre in Meloding Township, near Virginia, in the Free State, could revolutionise South African and other school environments.

DAY-CARE CENTRE RECEIVES RECOGNITION FOR ARCHITECTURE

The architects for a day-care centre in Meloding Township, near Virginia, in the Free State, South Africa, were recently awarded a merit award by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Free State. (more…)

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Suppliers of natural stone and porcelain tiles WOMAG suggest simple and inspiring improvements to transform your home’s outside entertaining spaces.

3 TIPS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME’S OUTDOOR HAVEN

Getting your home ready for summer? Although you probably don’t need to do a complete makeover, there are several improvements you could consider to transform your home’s outside spaces into an entertaining-ready summer haven. (more…)

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How does your shower actually work? And what exactly does a ketchup bottle have to do with shower heads? Who better to ask than the engineers at GROHE’s research and development department?

THE INNER LIFE OF SHOWER HEADS

You might not realise it, but the inside of a shower head has much more inside than the outside might lead you to suspect. Depending on the model, there is a lot of different technology built in — gears, small moving parts, valves, seals, rockers, etc. For a shower with just one spray pattern, the […]

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Introducing the BIBO bar: your instant, all-in-one, kettle, water cooler and filter.

THE “NOT ONLY, BUT ALSO” MUST-HAVE KITCHEN ACCESSORY

A weird headline, we know. But allow us to elaborate. You see, the product we are about to introduce you to, the product we know will change not only your kitchen but also your life, is a product with so many “also’s”, it truly does do it all. (more…)

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Christoph Malan, director at Johannesburg-based Co-Arc International Architects, says we are entering a new phase in the history of African architecture.

AFRICA’S NEW WAVE ARCHITECTURE

By: Christoph Malan We are entering a new phase in the history of African architecture. A period defined by African architects who are moved by cultural nuances and societal needs, and who draw heavily on the very roots of architecture across the continent. (more…)

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Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, by Savage + Dodd Architects, was among the projects shortlisted for the recent 2019 International Urban Project Award held recently at the BAU Congress China in Shanghai.

SAVAGE + DODD ARCHITECTS SHORTLISTED FOR 2019 INTERNATIONAL URBAN PROJECT AWARD

The building at Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, by local architecture firm Savage + Dodd Architects was among the projects shortlisted for the recent 2019 International Urban Project Award held recently at the BAU Congress China in Shanghai. Also shortlisted was Drivelines Studios in Maboneng, Johannesburg, designed by New York-based architecture studio LOT-EK. (more…)

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A restaurant kitchen is as much an engine room as a theatre of food. How can you incorporate the best of both worlds?

ATTENTION TO KITCHEN DESIGN DETAIL

Restaurant kitchens today are not too dissimilar from domestic kitchens: they are stages for engaging the diner in the preparation and theatre of food. However, a restaurant kitchen is more an engine room than an aesthetic space. So how does a designer incorporate the best of both worlds? (more…)

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The winners of the 27th annual PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative were recently announced at a gala event at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg.

PG BISON 1.618 EDUCATION INITIATIVE 2019 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Proudly South African wood panel manufacturer PG Bison has been running the 1.618 Education Initiative for 27 years. The winners of the 2019 edition were recently announced at a gala event at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. (more…)

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