keyboard_arrow_upAnnouncement of the winners in the PG Bison 1.618 competition
keyboard_arrow_downAnnouncement of the winners in the PG Bison 1.618 competition

On Wednesday 4th October, the PG Bison 1.618 Awards were held at the MESH Club in Rosebank’s Keyes Art Mile. Guests arrived at the stylish cocktail function to support the Top Ten finalists who had been selected during judging in August. 

keyboard_arrow_upCape Town for 2012 Urban Age Award
keyboard_arrow_downCape Town for 2012 Urban Age Award

Another win for Cape Town – alongside its recent successful World Design Capital 2014 bid – is its selection as the city to receive the fifth Deutsche Bank Urban Age.  The Urban Age Award recognises and celebrates creative solutions to problems and opportunities that face more than half the world’s population now living in cities. The award focuses on projects that benefit communities and local residents by improving their urban environments. It seeks to encourage citizens, policy-makers, private business and non-governmental organisations to take a proactive role in adopting shared responsibilities for the cities of the 21st century – mankind’s first truly ‘urban’ age.

keyboard_arrow_upCape Town for 2012 Urban Age Award
keyboard_arrow_downCape Town for 2012 Urban Age Award

Another win for Cape Town – alongside its recent successful World Design Capital 2014 bid – is its selection as the city to receive the fifth Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award.  The Urban Age Award recognises and celebrates creative solutions to problems and opportunities that face more than half the world’s population now living in cities. The award focuses on projects that benefit communities and local residents by improving their urban environments. It seeks to encourage citizens, policy-makers, private business and non-governmental organisations to take a proactive role in adopting shared responsibilities for the cities of the 21st century – mankind’s first truly ‘urban’ age.

keyboard_arrow_upWinners in DesignHub competition
keyboard_arrow_downWinners in DesignHub competition

The winners in the 2010 DesignHub competition  for architectural students were announced recently at the Midrand premises of Saint-Gobain Construction Products, the lead sponsor of the competition.

keyboard_arrow_upColour can make the difference
keyboard_arrow_downColour can make the difference

The Dulux Let’s Colour project is travelling the world and made its first stop in South Africa in September last year – at the Atamelang Primary School in Naledi, Soweto. The international campaign aims to inspire people in need, in diverse communities and neigbourhoods, to reclaim and regenerate their surroundings – transforming grey spaces by using paint and colour – and to enjoy the uplifting effects that colour can have.

keyboard_arrow_upEPS wall panels simplify residential upgrades
keyboard_arrow_downEPS wall panels simplify residential upgrades

Many old commercial buildings in Johannesburg’s central business district are currently being transformed from derelict offices into secure and comfortable residential accommodation. Craig Paton-Ash of Ikhaya Futurehouse Systems says, “These refurbishment and conversion projects are challenging for building contractors,particularly when it comes to transporting heavy, bulky construction materials, like conventional bricks, in small, passenger lifts.