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Medici, in Sandton, has the exclusivity to new technology and product, Reatec. This new product is not only decorative film that comes in 176 designs and 547 colours indistinguishable from wood, stone and leather; but is innovative because of its pressures sensitive adhesive backing. Reatec’s multi-layered printing technology with minute…

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The central theme for the WDC2014 in Cape Town is “Live Design. Transform Life”. This theme challenges all designers, creators, inventors, manufacturers, retailers, professionals and students for sustainable design ideas. It’s a challenge to improve living conditions in low-income households with an incentive of R1.62 million in prizes. The challenge…

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University of Pretoria student, Heidi van Eeden, has taken first place in Corobrik’s 27th Architectural Student of the Year Award with her thesis Machinarium: Architecture as a living machine, a 21st century textile mill. At the prestigious annual event which was held at The Maslow, Sandton, this evening (9 April…

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South Africa’s green building movement has gained significant momentum with the achievement of 50 Green Star SA certifications in only six years. The milestone was marked at an event held in Johannesburg on April 10 by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), which was established in 2007 to lead…

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Having been running for 3 years now, the AfriSam-SAIA awards have gained momentum. The final closing date of 20 March for the 2014 award is around the corner, leaving just a few more days for eligible entries to be submitted for consideration. Apart from the opportunity to raise awareness on…

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Discover how The UIA Congress will celebrate the African architects and the continent’s contribution to global architecture. The event to be held from 3rd - 7th August 2014 in Durban will take place on the twentieth anniversary of South Africa’s rebirth. Architects, engineers, designers, technologists, planners, writers and the general…

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TC Design, Conco Bryan Architects, Cohen and Garson, and Gapp Architects & Urban Designers are the four winners in a countrywide architectural competition to design the University of Mpumalanga in Nelspruit. More than 147 architectural practices entered the competition, which was narrowed down to just 4. The announcement was made…

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The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) was honoured in the Community Category at Eskom’s eta Awards held on 4 December 2013. The praise comes after their Green Street initiative, where the company built greenhouses in the low-income area of Cato Manor, Durban. For the past 23 years the…

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In the upmarket suburb of Hatfield, Pretoria/Tshwane, the Protea Hotel Manor provides a three star stay for guests and business people making use of its 102 rooms in 3500m2 space. During work on the building, drywall partitioning and ceiling specialists DNJ Projects used 12mm and 9mm Lafarge Gypsum plasterboards and…

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