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Entries are now open for the 2015/2016 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation. The bi-annual awards recognise contributions that bring sustainable innovation to human living environments through an integrated approach to communities, planning, design, architecture, building practice, natural systems and technology. This year, two new award categories have been…

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Belgotex Floors offer the personal touch in carpet design with an expanded collection of customisable carpets    Two new collections – Touch Design ex stock and the African Collection incorporated into the Tuftweave custom program.   Touch Design is a collection of luxurious patterned tufted carpets available ex stock, ideal…

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OPEN BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. OPEN BIM is an initiative of several leading software vendors using the open building SMART Data Model. OPEN BIM Program The OPEN BIM Program is a marketing campaign initiated…

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Durban’s Lion Match Factory, alongside Kings Park Stadium, is one of the city’s memorable architectural landmarks. Rejuvenation of the 90-year-old site began under the guidance of Dean Jay Architects, one of the tenants based at the premises, following its purchase by property development and construction group, JT Ross, more than…

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Infrared electronics for greater comfort and hygiene GROHE product solutions for semi-public sanitary facilities Electronically controlled faucets and fittings have become the standard in most sanitary facilities at airports, arenas or motorway service stations. But what about washrooms in cafes, doctor’s surgeries or offices? Even though such locations are less…

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Virgin Active Constantia renovates their shower cubicles utilizing Perspex for a durable, executive appeal As Virgin Active is one of the most popular fitness establishments in South Africa, their changing facilities are utilized consistently by a considerable number of members. The shower cubicles therefore take quite a bit of strain…

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Shoppers entering Port Elizabeth’s new Baywest Mall are welcomed into the 90 000m2 building by the vibrant colours of Corobrik’s Constantia and Wheatstone pavers. Opened in May after two years of construction, the R1.7 billion Baywest Mall is set to be the catalyst for development of the greater Baywest City…

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Companies that specialize in customized, made-to-order staircases are going eco-friendly with personalized designs and work ethics that embody the true meaning of “green design” It seems everybody is going green these days. The entire world is making in effort to reduce the impact on the environment, and contractors are no…

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Developed by Hungarian architect Aron Losonczi, LiTraCon (Light Transmitting Concrete) is the world’s first commercially available transparent concrete. The translucent material is created by combining concrete and thousands of optical fiber strands that act like aggregate. The optical fibers form a matrix between the two main surfaces of concrete block, connecting and…

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