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Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya
Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands, the 35th hotel in its African portfolio..

20 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Switch up your current kitchen décor on a budget

Planning to redesign your kitchen can often mean hours of stress and lots of money spent, however, there are many new options available for you to give your current kitchen a fresh new look without breaking the bank...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Kenneth Main wins place in Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year finals
Kenneth Main wins place in Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year finals

The Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards has been held annually for the past 29 years to reward and advance excellence in the architectural profession countrywide...

18 Apr 2017

Scenic Camps Bay restaurant node fosters sensory experience
Scenic Camps Bay restaurant node fosters sensory experience

Covering a total area of 750m2, the latest restaurant node to overlook Camps Bay was designed by SVA International...

18 Apr 2017

SACAP catapults transformation through RPL programme
SACAP catapults transformation through RPL programme

The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is about to unveil an online platform that will launch its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme...

By Yashaen Luckan 12 Apr 2017

Deloitte's new Gauteng offices
Atterbury awarded Deloitte Gauteng office development tender

After considering more than 15 submissions, Deloitte has awarded the tender to develop its sizeable purpose-developed offices in Gauteng to Atterbury...

11 Apr 2017

2017 trends in SA property and design
2017 trends in SA property and design

Tony Clarke, MD of the Rawson Property Group, shares his list of the top five property trends and features that are likely to make their mark on SA's local scene this year...

10 Apr 2017

JLL SSA launches Future Workplace Award
JLL SSA launches Future Workplace Award

JLL Sub-Saharan Africa has announced the launch of its Future Workplace Award...

4 Apr 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town
Radisson Blu opens upper-upscale Hotel & Residence in Cape Town

Radisson Blu has announced the opening of a new Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Cape Town, making it Carlson Rezidor's 10th hotel in operation and its first mixed-use property in South Africa...

31 Mar 2017

The industrialisation of the natural world
The industrialisation of the natural world

Speculations on the future of biodiversity after the sixth mass extinction...

By Jamie Matroos 29 Mar 2017

Inhouse helps reinvigorate Piza e Vino brand with new interior scheme
Inhouse helps reinvigorate Piza e Vino brand with new interior scheme

Italian pizzeria Piza e Vino recently underwent a rebranding exercise with the development of a new logo that emphasises the 'handmade' aspect of its traditional pizzas...

27 Mar 2017

A vision produced as an outcome of The Density Syndicate (Credit: dhk architects & urban designers in association with Jakupa architects and urban designer)
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...

27 Mar 2017

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

Seat-e
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

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