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PentaFloor Sponsorship at the new GBCSA Offices

When the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) outgrew its offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, a call for sponsorships was sent out requesting contributions from industry to assist with the fit out of the new offices in Rosebank. PentaFloor stepped up … Read the rest

Exports of U.S. hardwood lumber and veneer to South Africa reach USD 11.22 million in 2017

“The continued strength of the US dollar against the South African rand has certainly made American hardwoods less affordable in the past two to three years, but demand has remained high, as they have become increasingly appreciated by the country’s … Read the rest

Exploring Resilience and Innovation at AZA18

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From 3-5 May 2018, #AZA18 will be exploring the journey towards sustainable, adaptive and integrated cities that can respond to growing social, economic and environmental challenges, under the theme ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’.… Read the rest

Norval Foundation centre for art in Steenberg, Cape Town nears completion.

Envisioned by the architects as a modern pavilion for art, it is set against a spectacular mountain backdrop and overlooks an indigenous landscaped garden that integrates a rehabilitated wetland, sculpture park, amphitheatre and picnic site.

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Fabulous Feature Line Up for Decorex Cape Town 2018

The highly-anticipated Decorex Cape Town – sponsored by Plascon – taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 April to 1 May, includes a noteworthy décor and design line-up brimming with a number of new #rhythmoflife … Read the rest

The Hansgrohe savings calculator for professionals:

Saving water protects the environment and lowers energy and water bills – and all this while enjoying the complete pleasurable shower experience. The clever Eco-Smart technology makes this possible.… Read the rest

Public buildings and the right to safety and dignity

Bryan Wintermeyer, an executive in the Port Elizabeth office of SVA International, the architectural firm behind the Bethelsdorp Police Station renovations says:

PORT ELIZABETH – The recent multi-million-rand revamp of the Bethelsdorp Police Station and murders of five police officers … Read the rest

Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa?

Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa?

 The Living Building Challenge is possibly the most rigorous green building certification programme and sustainable design framework in the world. Developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) with the mandate … Read the rest

Drake’s Restaurant Design Project: Maison Valentina Luxury Bathrooms

Canadian rapper Drake has just opened a restaurant in Toronto and it’s called Pick 6ix. Pick 6ix is a partnership between Drake’s record label Ovo and Montreal chef Antonio Park’s restaurant group. The 178-seat restaurant, with a patio that seats … Read the rest

2018 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards celebrating innovation

Johannesburg, 2 March 2018 – Sassda is proud to announce the official launch of its biennial stainless steel awards which this year centre around the theme ‘Celebrating Innovation’ with the aim of rewarding world-class thinking and success at a local … Read the rest