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08 Jul 2020
SAOTA and Jaco Booyens Architect win gold at Domus Restoration Awards

The restoration of the ensemble of heritage buildings on Buffelsdrift Farm – by SAOTA and Jaco Booyens Architect – won…

SAOTA and Jaco Booyens Architect win gold at Domus Restoration Awards

The restoration of the ensemble of heritage buildings on Buffelsdrift Farm – by SAOTA and Jaco Booyens Architect – won the gold medal at the seventh edition of the International Domus Restoration and Conservation Award in Italy. The award, conceived and promoted by the company Fassa S.r.l. and by the…

01 Jul 2020
willowlamp’s audacious ‘Audrey2’ range to light up Nando’s

There’s really nothing hotter than South African design right now – just ask anyone who’s walked into a Nando’s restaurant…

willowlamp’s audacious ‘Audrey2’ range to light up Nando’s

There’s really nothing hotter than South African design right now – just ask anyone who’s walked into a Nando’s restaurant anywhere in the world! These interiors feature bright and bold local designs that are sourced via the Nando’s Design Programme, Clout, and its online Portal to Africa – a dynamic…

01 Jul 2020
Decorex Joburg and 100% Design South Africa 2020 to go virtual in 2020

In a first for the Decorex Africa Portfolio – South Africa’s leading interior design, décor and product design events –…

Decorex Joburg and 100% Design South Africa 2020 to go virtual in 2020

In a first for the Decorex Africa Portfolio – South Africa’s leading interior design, décor and product design events – a virtual expo experience will replace this year’s physical shows of Decorex Joburg and 100% Design South Africa. This interactive and virtual event will start on 6 August 2020 and…

30 Jun 2020
Paragon Interface Director Claire D’Adorante wins SAPSA Professional of the Year Award

Paragon Interface Director Claire D’Adorante won the Professional of the Year Award in the Architecture and Design Class of the…

Paragon Interface Director Claire D’Adorante wins SAPSA Professional of the Year Award

Paragon Interface Director Claire D’Adorante won the Professional of the Year Award in the Architecture and Design Class of the Built Environment Category at the 2019/2020 South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA), sponsored by Sanlam and W. Consulting. In addition, D’Adorante was one of seven finalists for the Woman Professional…

30 Jun 2020
New hygiene demands shine spotlight on bathroom and kitchen innovations

In virtually no time at all, public perception on hygiene has changed around the world. Now more than ever before,…

New hygiene demands shine spotlight on bathroom and kitchen innovations

In virtually no time at all, public perception on hygiene has changed around the world. Now more than ever before, consumers are aware of the surfaces they touch and whether these surfaces are putting their health at risk. This is particularly the case in high-contact areas such as bathrooms and…

29 Jun 2020
Kim Timm from AECOM wins SAPSA Woman Professional of the Year

The South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA), sponsored by Sanlam and W. Consulting, has bestowed the title of Woman Professional…

Kim Timm from AECOM wins SAPSA Woman Professional of the Year

The South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA), sponsored by Sanlam and W. Consulting, has bestowed the title of Woman Professional of the Year for 2019/2020 on Kim Timm (Pr Eng), Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places at infrastructure delivery company AECOM. Professionals from a wide range of companies were set…

29 Jun 2020
Future technologies the drivers for a more sustainable South Africa?

The global pandemic has forced society to adopt a new culture of remote working. To be successful in this, technologies…

Future technologies the drivers for a more sustainable South Africa?

The global pandemic has forced society to adopt a new culture of remote working. To be successful in this, technologies affiliated with the fourth industrial revolution have been used and proven their worth, equipping countless industries with the necessary technological infrastructure to continue operating effectively and efficiently. Architects, designers and…

24 Jun 2020
AECOM launches third annual global report

AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure firm, has released its third annual global infrastructure report, The Future of Infrastructure: Creating Opportunity…

AECOM launches third annual global report

AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure firm, has released its third annual global infrastructure report, The Future of Infrastructure: Creating Opportunity for Everyone. The report illustrates the essential role infrastructure plays in addressing society’s most complex challenges through critical themes, including economic stimulus, funding, social value, innovation, resilience, climate change, sustainability…

23 Jun 2020
Calling All Designers And Creatives

Are you at home? Bored? Looking for something exciting to do? It is time to get inspired and get your…

Calling All Designers And Creatives

Are you at home? Bored? Looking for something exciting to do? It is time to get inspired and get your creative juices flowing by entering the AXOR MyEdition African challenge! The MyEdition range is one of the latest ranges from AXOR and can be customised to your preferences. This beautiful…

23 Jun 2020
Aurecon assists in fast-tracking Dr. Pixley Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital

The R3 billion Dr. Pixley Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital in KwaMashu north of Durban, originally scheduled for completion by November,…

Aurecon assists in fast-tracking Dr. Pixley Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital

The R3 billion Dr. Pixley Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital in KwaMashu north of Durban, originally scheduled for completion by November, has been fast-tracked to open by June to manage the Covid-19 pandemic response in KwaZulu-Natal. “The entire professional team is making a concerted effort to meet the revised timeframe,” comments…

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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.

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.

20 Mar 2020
Decorex Durban Postponed Due To Covid-19

Reed Exhibitions confirmed that Decorex Durban will be postponed to 2021. Dates for 2021 have been confirmed as 19-22 March…

Decorex Durban Postponed Due To Covid-19

Reed Exhibitions confirmed that Decorex Durban will be postponed to 2021. Dates for 2021 have been confirmed as 19-22 March 2021. The decision is a result of multiple discussions with the industry as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 escalation and upon advice of local and national health…

10 Mar 2020
Architecture Must Pivot Around People

Architecture is fundamentally important to the human experience as it frames the world in which we live. At its core,…

Architecture Must Pivot Around People

Architecture is fundamentally important to the human experience as it frames the world in which we live. At its core, architecture is about people, about humanity and the human condition. As British prime minister Winston Churchill observed in 1944: “We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.”