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Corobrik face brick and pavers selected for the new Sol Plaatje University

COROBRIK AT SOL PLAATJE UNIVERSITY

A range of Corobrik’s face brick and pavers were selected for the iconic development of the new Sol Plaatje University integrated into the inner-city fabric of Kimberley in the Northern Cape. (more…)

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Number 4 Stan Road wins Best Quality Submission category at the Green Star SA Leadership Awards

4 GREEN STARS FOR 4 STAN ROAD

Green building consultants Solid Green undertook the Green Star certification process for Number 4 Stan Road, the slick, sculptural eight-storey intervention in the heart of Sandton that featured in the August/September 2016 edition of Leading Architecture and Design. The building recently won the Best Quality Submission category at the Green Star SA Leadership Awards – a […]

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The Apex on Smuts

THE APEX ON SMUTS

The arresting, wedge-shape of The Apex on Smuts – a new, Manhattan-style apartment building in the heart of Rosebank, Johannesburg – presented architects Messaris Wapenaar Cole Architects (MWCA) with the opportunity to design a building with real urban presence. (more…)

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Theatre of Dreams - Bahrain National-Theater photo by Nicolas Buisson

THEATRE OF DREAMS

It was the unique location of the National Theater of Bahrain that inspired French architects, as.architecture-studio, to situate this 12,000m2 theatre facing the artificial lagoon of the National Museum, so as to preserve its views and, more importantly, its majestic profile towards the sea. (more…)

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ENERGY CRISIS CALLS FOR A NEW WAY OF THINKING

South Africa’s energy crisis has everyone searching for solutions. We spoke to Evan Lockhart-Barker, General Manager Marketing for Saint-Gobain in Southern Africa, about Saint-Gobain’s move towards a more sustainable way of doing business. Who is Evan Lockhart-Barker? I was born and raised in Bloemfontein and graduated from St Andrews School before completing a degree in Marketing through […]

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CREATIVE BUSINESS EXCHANGE HEADS FOR CAPE TOWN

Decorex SA’s Creative Business Exchange workshops, dedicated to helping designers build a successful creative design brand, is coming to the Mother City on 24th April 2015, alongside Decorex Cape Town. This  half-day forum, aimed at individuals and small businesses in the interior design, décor, architecture, product and craft sectors, is aimed at stimulating creative thinking. […]

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SUPERTALL BUILDINGS GOING UP FASTER THAN EVER

Buildings are getting taller and these buildings are being constructed at an increasingly rapid pace. In this interview, world-renowned supertall buildings expert and Aurecon’s Buildings Director, Middle East and North Africa Buildings, Dr Andy Davids, discusses the possibilities and opportunities involved in cutting down the construction time of tall buildings, the sustainability issues related to tall […]

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SAINT-GOBAIN LAUNCHES SOCIAL GAIN AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTS AND STUDENTS

The Architecture for Social Gain Awards 2015, conceptualiSed by Saint-Gobain in association with the South African Institute of Architects, to recognise and reward talent in the design of spaces that promote learning and development, was launched today. This initiative forms part of the locally planned celebratory activities to commemorate the global 350 year anniversary of […]

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Smart shopping for smart homes

A novel website, WWW.STAND47.CO.ZA, allows visitors to take a step-by-step guided tour through a physical home using only a cell phone, tablet or desktop computer. Stand 47 is an award-winning concept house co-developed by Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of contemporary building technology. The home was built to physically demonstrate the considerable benefits of building with […]

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Plascon Colour Forecast 2015

Plascon talks paint 2015

A new year always brings with it a new batch of paint trends. Plascon Colour Manager Anne Roselt gives some insight into those trends that will be influencing the design world this year. Plascon launched their 2015 Palette at Decorex Joburg in August last year and will be showcasing this colour forecast at Decorex Durban […]

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