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Dutch, SA collaboration to continue on TRUP project

The long-term vision for the TRUP project in Cape Town is to free up 120 hectares of land...

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How man-made structures impact human survival
How man-made structures impact human survival

An art exhibition focusing on buildings, dwellings and man-made structures - and analyses how they impact on human survival - will be open to the public from 4-18 April at the Halifax Art Gallery in Joburg...

24 Mar 2017

PPC Imaginarium Awards announces 2016/2017 regional finalists
PPC Imaginarium Awards announces 2016/2017 regional finalists

Fifty five finalists have been chosen from across South Africa as the PPC Imaginarium Awards reveals its 2016/2017 regional finalists...

20 Mar 2017

UJ creatives recognised in Industrial Design Challenge
UJ creatives recognised in Industrial Design Challenge

Twenty third-year industrial design students from the the University of Johannesburg's Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture (FADA) were recently recognised at an exhibit at the Homemakers Expo Industrial Design Challenge...

17 Mar 2017

May the best furniture win
May the best furniture win

Furniture designers are set to battle it out at the annual Furniture Design Competition hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti)...

17 Mar 2017

Decorex SA Trend House to bring 2017 trends to life
Decorex SA Trend House to bring 2017 trends to life

The Decorex SA Trend House will provide visitors with real-world examples of how 2017 trends can be transformed into a #livingdream home...

13 Mar 2017

Four-star Green Star rating for Windhoek's @Parkside
Four-star Green Star rating for Windhoek's @Parkside

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Africa has achieved a four-star Green Star rating in Namibia for FNB Namibia Holdings' @Parkside building...

9 Mar 2017

Integrating old, new at the refurbished Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
Integrating old, new at the refurbished Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

BILD Architects and Terra Ether Architects partnered to shape the look of the refurbished Menlyn Park Shopping Centre...

9 Mar 2017

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Benches and beyond: taking a closer look at the evolution of street furniture

The rise of outdoor urban recreational spaces has enabled city dwellers to experience the world's busiest cities optimally...

6 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: SA interior designers on par with international counterparts
#DesignMonth: SA interior designers on par with international counterparts

We interviewed ARRCC director Mark Rielly to find out more about the local interior design industry and some of the projects on which the internationally recognised studio has worked...

By Sindy Peters 27 Feb 2017

Streamlining the installation of a complex residential roof - a case study
Streamlining the installation of a complex residential roof - a case study

Every so often, a complex residential roof, of average scale and with relatively small truss spans, arrives for design and estimation at a timber roof truss fabricator...

27 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: How to revive retail interior using Pantone's Colour of the Year
#DesignMonth: How to revive retail interior using Pantone's Colour of the Year

As we all know by now, Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew.”

By Brandon Williams 24 Feb 2017

Darren Sampson won first prize.
UJ student takes top regional award in architecture competition

Speaking ahead of the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards, Dirk Meyer, managing director of Corobrik said that innovation is the standout quality that differentiates design resolutions and helps define architecture as special and appreciated by one's peers...

23 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Creative collaboration central to Blok's Konnect
#DesignMonth: Creative collaboration central to Blok's Konnect

Besides the nine properties Blok has launched since its inception in 2014, the urban property developer has also worked on various urban and design intervention projects...

By Sindy Peters 21 Feb 2017

How to incorporate metallics, without going overboard
How to incorporate metallics, without going overboard

According to Melissa Davidson from The Lighting Warehouse, metallics are making a huge comeback in interior design...

20 Feb 2017

Developer installs bicycle parking system on Sea Point Promenade
Developer installs bicycle parking system on Sea Point Promenade

Urban property developer, Blok, in partnership with Future Cape Town and the City of Cape Town, has now enhanced the Sea Point Promenade cycling experience with the installation of the Blade bicycle parking system...

20 Feb 2017

Reviving brownfield sites to create mixed-use communities
Reviving brownfield sites to create mixed-use communities

The office sector is still firmly entrenched in its recovery phase although this is becoming increasingly fragile...

16 Feb 2017

Breathing cities: China's first vertical forest to combat pollution
Breathing cities: China's first vertical forest to combat pollution

Stefano Boeri Architetti is building another vertical forest to curb the pollution problem...

By Lolita Pukwana 15 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: 'Simplicity in Design'-themed kitchens to display at Decorex SA 2017
#DesignMonth: 'Simplicity in Design'-themed kitchens to display at Decorex SA 2017

Decorex SA 2017, showcasing in KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Gauteng, will feature four expertly-designed kitchen stands in the Franke Kitchen Trends-sponsored feature...

14 Feb 2017

SA design company makes top 100 global interior designers list
SA design company makes top 100 global interior designers list

ARRCC is the only South African design company to be included in an exclusive list featuring the most influential interior designers in the world.

13 Feb 2017

Belgotex launches Design Centre at Century City
Belgotex launches Design Centre at Century City

Belgotex Floors recently revealed its Design Centre in Century City, Cape Town, providing a creative space for the public and industry professionals...

8 Feb 2017

French Polynesia signs agreement for Floating Island Project
French Polynesia signs agreement for Floating Island Project

The French Polynesian government, earlier this year, officially signed an agreement with The Seasteading Institute to cooperate on creating legal framework to allow for the development of The Floating Island Project...

8 Feb 2017

PPC Imaginarium Awards hosts pop-up exhibit in PE
PPC Imaginarium Awards hosts pop-up exhibit in PE

The PPC Imaginarium Awards, together with the artEC Community Art Centre in Port Elizabeth, is hosting a pop-up exhibition showcasing artworks from the Eastern Cape's emerging creatives...

7 Feb 2017

How workspace design can affect the bottomline
How workspace design can affect the bottomline

According to Hassan Shaikh, founder of Revolve, a specialist corporate and retail interior design strategy agency, SA companies are getting workspace design wrong...

7 Feb 2017

Architecture with a twist
Architecture with a twist

A list of cool and quirky buildings from around the world...

By Lolita Pukwana 3 Feb 2017

GVK-Siya Zama transforms PE's Tramways terminus
GVK-Siya Zama transforms PE's Tramways terminus

GVK-Siya Zama has completed the R54m project to transform Port Elizabeth's previously derelict Tramways building into a mixed-use development...

1 Feb 2017

Fort originally protecting Pretoria wins UP regional architecture award
Fort originally protecting Pretoria wins UP regional architecture award

Yvonne Bruinette of the University of Pretoria has been named the regional winner of the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards...

31 Jan 2017

Nominations open for Women in Construction Awards 2017
Nominations open for Women in Construction Awards 2017

The fifth instalment of the Women in Construction Awards is now open for nominations...

27 Jan 2017

Going for gold: Trump, Louis XIV and interior design
Going for gold: Trump, Louis XIV and interior design

Yellow-gold swagged curtains, glimpsed in the first pictures from the Trump administration's official duties in the Oval Office, have fuelled speculation over whether America's new president will bring his signature taste in interior design to the White House...

By Robert Wellington 23 Jan 2017

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