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Hansgrohe’s Rainmaker shower system won the iF gold award

HANSGROHE RAINMAKER SHOWER SYSTEM WINS GLOBAL DESIGN AWARD

The Hansgrohe Rainmaker Select shower head was recently honoured with the highest distinction for outstanding design achievement: The iF gold award. A large rain showerhead coupled with high-quality glass – the new Hansgrohe Rainmaker Select models have through their unique design turned showering into a sensual experience. And because of their elegant glass surfaces, they […]

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SA’S GREEN BUILDING TREND ON UPWARD TRAJECTORY

High energy consumption, environmental stewardship and lower operating costs are among the top reasons for the spike in the development of environmentally friendly and ‘green’ buildings in the country, as is evident in the latest McGraw-Hill Construction’s SmartMarket Report, which suggests that the number of green buildings in the country is growing faster than in […]

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Thulisa and Lutho have started recycling-5 June 2014

SAVE WITH ‘MY GREEN HOME’ TODAY, WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

The Ngewana family celebrates by continuing to reduce electricity, water and waste Since April, the Ngewana family has been treating every day as if it were World Environment Day, as they work toward lowering their home’s impact on the planet. Any South African who wants to make a difference this World Environment Day can start […]

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World Water Day and National Water Week 2014

The need for water is universal, defying location, background or social standing. It is vital to almost every living system – plants, animals, and the numerous materials that sustain humankind. It underpins the functioning of schools, hospitals, agriculture and industry. Yet, it is also a resource that is becoming increasingly threatened, while not enough is […]

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For successful cities, intelligent design is key

Rapid growth is taking its toll on South Africa’s infrastructure. A design overhaul and an intelligent one at that is what’s needed if this country is going to keep shaping world-class local cities. XXX from Autodesk explains why intelligent design and visualisation software is key to sustainability and growth. The 2010 FIFA World Cup was […]

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Sielo Saturn 572 A662C Basin Mixer (R795.00) Bathroom Bizarre 2

Bathroom tap and mixer trends for 2013

Bathroom taps and mixers have come a long way since their humble beginnings as a mere functional way of turning water on and off. The bathroom faucets of today stand proudly as stylish and elegant features in their own right. They are seen as a fashion item in the home. Saville Jacobson from Bathroom Bizarre […]

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The Afrisam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture entries close on 16 March

Concrete is, after water, the second most used product on the planet. This building material has established a reputation as the foundation of economic development and is in high demand by society for use in various infrastructural developments such as houses, schools, roads, dams and many other essential facilities. The production of cement, an ingredient […]

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