• Cobra launches revolutionary virtual showroom

    conic brand, Cobra has become one of the first companies in the South African sanitaryware industry to set up a virtual showroom, which means that you will soon be able to experience all of Cobra’s products from the comfort of your home.

  • Façade Cladding – More than meets the eye

    The aesthetic appeal and individuality of a building is determined by a unique façade which has the ability to translate design intent into striking reality. Few construction methods achieve this better than façade cladding.

    26 Feb 2021
    Duravit 0.2 Category 1 CPD credit course: Innovative Bathroom Design

    Neither Duravit nor its designers – renowned for their work, every one of them – are interested in “design for…

    Duravit 0.2 Category 1 CPD credit course: Innovative Bathroom Design

    Neither Duravit nor its designers – renowned for their work, every one of them – are interested in “design for design’s sake”. This is because good design is not just about looks, but equally about practicality and sustainability. On average, we spend more that 800 days of our lives in…

    25 Feb 2021
    COLOURFUL a.b.e. DECORATIVE CONCRETE SOLUTIONS

    With home renovations a priority for many in this lockdown year, Chryso decorative concrete solutions supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals…

    COLOURFUL a.b.e. DECORATIVE CONCRETE SOLUTIONS

    With home renovations a priority for many in this lockdown year, Chryso decorative concrete solutions supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals are increasingly in demand, says Peter Jones, a.b.e.’s National Sales Manager: Flooring. a.b.e., part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group, is experiencing particularly strong demand for four innovative and relatively new…

    16 Feb 2021
    6 Stars for a sustainability icon

    Office Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), a rating considered as demonstrating “World Leadership”. According to the…

    6 Stars for a sustainability icon

    Office Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), a rating considered as demonstrating “World Leadership”. According to the certification, the Ridge exceeded the base entry scorecard level of 75 for a 6 Star Office design rating, by achieving a total 80 design points. Of significance were the 9…

    12 Feb 2021
    Cobra launches revolutionary virtual showroom

    Iconic brand, Cobra has become one of the first companies in the South African sanitaryware industry to set up a virtual showroom,…

    Cobra launches revolutionary virtual showroom

    Iconic brand, Cobra has become one of the first companies in the South African sanitaryware industry to set up a virtual showroom, which means that you will soon be able to experience all of Cobra’s products from the comfort of your home. The showroom uses 3D renderings and videos to create a…

    12 Feb 2021
    Façade Cladding – More than meets the eye

    The aesthetic appeal and individuality of a building is determined by a unique façade which has the ability to translate…

    Façade Cladding – More than meets the eye

    The aesthetic appeal and individuality of a building is determined by a unique façade which has the ability to translate design intent into striking reality. Few construction methods achieve this better than façade cladding. Apart from the obvious aesthetic advantages, cladding offers excellent functional benefits such as reduced maintenance and…

    08 Feb 2021
    Offices are still important for collaboration and building company culture

    In this regard, office-space planning is likely to shift away from ‘a place to sit and work’ to ‘a place…

    Offices are still important for collaboration and building company culture

    In this regard, office-space planning is likely to shift away from ‘a place to sit and work’ to ‘a place to communicate, collaborate and build company culture’, reveals Paragon Group Director Estelle Meiring. “Despite the fact that the lockdown has shown that we can work from anywhere, it has also…

    08 Feb 2021
    Den Braven Hybriflex-540

    Den Braven Hybriflex-540 is ideal for use in dilation joints and joints in both interior and exterior pedestrian walkways and a…

    Den Braven Hybriflex-540

    Den Braven Hybriflex-540 is ideal for use in dilation joints and joints in both interior and exterior pedestrian walkways and a as a perimeter or weather seal around windows and door frames (metal, aluminium and wood) around sliding doors and skylights. Hybriflex-540 was the sealant of choice for a range of…

    02 Feb 2021
    Showing Some Love to Mother Nature

    Working together with Avocado Vision, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) and the Working for Water programme (WfW), Homewood identified an…

    Showing Some Love to Mother Nature

    Working together with Avocado Vision, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) and the Working for Water programme (WfW), Homewood identified an issue that required a swift solution – that of Invading Alien Plants (IAPs) in South Africa. Considering the destruction that these plants cause in the form of soil erosion, reduced…

    02 Feb 2021
    SOPHIA PEER REVIEW: Call for Submission of Entries

    Issue #6: “Visual Spaces of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations” Call deadline: February 2021Expected publication date: December 2021Expected International…

    SOPHIA PEER REVIEW: Call for Submission of Entries

    Issue #6: “Visual Spaces of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations” Call deadline: February 2021Expected publication date: December 2021Expected International Conference: September 2021 In the upcoming 6th edition of Sophia, ‘Visual Spaces of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations’, we are interested in original articles that may address the following issues:…

    21 Jan 2021
    Every drop counts with new rain harvesting panels at the V&A Waterfront

    The V&A Waterfront will be among the first companies in South Africa to test a highly innovative new design in…

    Every drop counts with new rain harvesting panels at the V&A Waterfront

    The V&A Waterfront will be among the first companies in South Africa to test a highly innovative new design in rainwater harvesting technology. The Aquatecture rain harvesting panel collects water by diverting raindrops flowing over the perforations on the surface to the inside of the system.  From there the water…

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    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.

    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.


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