• Inner city gem

    The redevelopment of the Jewel City precinct, six city blocks in Johannesburg’s eastern CBD by GASS Architecture Studios, reinvigorates the city’s urban revival.

    04 Dec 2020
    Streamer Technology inactivates Coronavirus

    A bold statement indeed, but one backed by science. Daikin can now confidently confirm the effectiveness of their patented streamer…

    Streamer Technology inactivates Coronavirus

    A bold statement indeed, but one backed by science. Daikin can now confidently confirm the effectiveness of their patented streamer technology, which successfully inactivates more than 99.9% of the Novel Coronavirus after irradiating the virus for 3 hours.  Daikin’s Streamer technology, developed (by Daikin) in 2004, performs an oxidative decomposition…

    03 Dec 2020
    3 Ways Vinyl Flooring Creates Cleaner, Safer Working & Learning Environments

    With the onset of COVID-19 and talk of future pandemics, we are all having to adopt new ways of thinking,…

    3 Ways Vinyl Flooring Creates Cleaner, Safer Working & Learning Environments

    With the onset of COVID-19 and talk of future pandemics, we are all having to adopt new ways of thinking, working and living. Factors such as hygiene and infection control are no longer an optional extra and is now a mandatory consideration. Denver Coleman, chairman of Polyflor SA, points out that vinyl…

    03 Dec 2020
    Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library design revealed

    The British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye has revealed the design for the new Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg

    Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library design revealed

    The British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye has revealed the design for the new Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg

    03 Dec 2020
    10 Points To Consider When Investing In Shutters

    Any investment should be considered, whether it is your finances, a new car, your children’s schooling, or even the installation…

    10 Points To Consider When Investing In Shutters

    Any investment should be considered, whether it is your finances, a new car, your children’s schooling, or even the installation of shutters in your home. Who offers the best product and service? Will it deliver the desired result? Will they add value? These are all points that should be carefully…

    03 Dec 2020
    Make Memories With Talis

    Hansgrohe’s Talis M54 is the best compliment for your kitchen.

    Make Memories With Talis

    Hansgrohe’s Talis M54 is the best compliment for your kitchen.

    03 Dec 2020
    Knauf Insulation creates sound solution for UP

    When the foyer to the Medical Campus at the University of Pretoria was refurbished, an acoustic solution was needed to…

    Knauf Insulation creates sound solution for UP

    When the foyer to the Medical Campus at the University of Pretoria was refurbished, an acoustic solution was needed to dampen reverberation and prevent sound from disturbing students in the adjacent library and lecture theatres. With this in mind, the architect 81_Mass had specified a ceiling build-up comprising acoustic insulation…

    02 Dec 2020
    A contemporary store design for Oman’s first Eco-focused supermarket

    Karen Pissarra of Design K, Dubai-based interior design firm, announces the completion of one of a kind environmentally conscious store…

    A contemporary store design for Oman’s first Eco-focused supermarket

    Karen Pissarra of Design K, Dubai-based interior design firm, announces the completion of one of a kind environmentally conscious store design in Oman. Go Green Oman, located in the heart of Muscat, is the first ever ‘package-free’ supermarket to open in the GCC region. Recognizing her intuitive talent for balancing…

    06 Nov 2020
    Modular Shelving: A Must for Minimalist Modern Living

    Modular furniture is a trend that has taken 2020 by storm as seen via designers, décor publications and design shows…

    Modular Shelving: A Must for Minimalist Modern Living

    Modular furniture is a trend that has taken 2020 by storm as seen via designers, décor publications and design shows the world over, with the rise in popularity of these pieces being due to their versatility and ability to respond to different uses and spaces. Fortunately for design-conscious consumers, forward-thinking…

    06 Nov 2020
    A New Lease Of Life For Historic La Concorde

    An architectural grande dame steeped in history is getting a new lease of life in the Cape Winelands town of…

    A New Lease Of Life For Historic La Concorde

    An architectural grande dame steeped in history is getting a new lease of life in the Cape Winelands town of Paarl, where leading property developers Giflo Group have big plans to revitalise La Concorde, the one-time head office of KWV. The KWV building, as it is still known, is a…

    06 Nov 2020
    Innovative flooring set to reach our shores

    Unequalled design freedom continues to set apart the Posi-Joist timber and steel web system from everyday flooring solutions. Combining the…

    Innovative flooring set to reach our shores

    Unequalled design freedom continues to set apart the Posi-Joist timber and steel web system from everyday flooring solutions. Combining the strength of Posi-Strut steel with the lightness of timber allows designers to span far greater distances while being able to adjust the depth, length and width to produce a greater…

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    23 Mar 2020
    Co-working Office Supports Local Design

      By some estimates South Africa’s cultural and creative industries contribute around R63 billion per year to the economy (approximately 1.7%…

    Co-working Office Supports Local Design

      By some estimates South Africa’s cultural and creative industries contribute around R63 billion per year to the economy (approximately 1.7% of total GDP). South African born co-working office space provider Workshop17 believes that the rapidly growing flexible office industry can do more to support the local creative economy.

    09 Sep 2020
    Dulux Unearths Courage as the 2021 Colour of the Year

    Dulux, manufactured by AkzoNobel, this week launched its Colour FuturesTM 2021 palettes to set the tone for the year ahead. After…

    Dulux Unearths Courage as the 2021 Colour of the Year

    Dulux, manufactured by AkzoNobel, this week launched its Colour FuturesTM 2021 palettes to set the tone for the year ahead. After extensive trend research by AkzoNobel and external experts around the world, Brave Ground has been revealed by AkzoNobel’s Colour FuturesTM – as the Colour of the Year for 2021. The colour…

    21 Aug 2020
    The Condensed Suburb

    Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the Johannesburg suburb of Melrose was part of one of the…

    The Condensed Suburb

    Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the Johannesburg suburb of Melrose was part of one of the original farms that made up the city. The suburb had its beginning when one of the original randlords bought land in the north of Johannesburg in 1893. He built his home there…

    26 Mar 2020
    5 000 Designs To Make Construction More Sustainable

    The 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for projects and visions in sustainable construction attracted almost 5,000 entries by authors in 121…

    5 000 Designs To Make Construction More Sustainable

    The 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for projects and visions in sustainable construction attracted almost 5,000 entries by authors in 121 countries. More than 40% of the projects were submitted in the Next Generation category for students and professionals up to 30 years of age.


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