Handling hygiene with touch-free water fittings
Heavily frequented during busy times and then left unused for extended periods, public washrooms are often exposed to extremes and still have to be functional at all times to meet the most diverse demands. Whether it is a small child or an elderly person - everybody should be able to use the sanitary installations easily.
New Material which will change the way buildings will look and perform.
Bricks Grown From Bacteria
A unique biotechnology start-up company have developed a method of growing bricks from nothing more than bacteria and naturally abundant materials. Having recently won first place in the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge, bioMason has developed a method of growing materials by employing microorganisms. Arguing that the four traditional building materials – concrete, glass, steel and wood – both contain a significant level of embodied energy and heavily rely on limited natural resources, their answer is in high strength natural biological cements (such as coral) that can be used “without negative impacts to the surrounding environment.”
FutureSpaces is a platform for South African architects and interior designers and their clients; developers and homeowners.
Architects and interior designers can share their work, be inspired by local and international best practice and share issues they feel are key to the success of architecture and interior spaces. Feature writers highlight key building trends, sustainability issues, the business practice of architecture and interior architecture in the South African economy and celebrate work well done.
For developers and homeowners it provides informative and fresh points of view on alternate building materials and design solutions for the future. Our feature writers will review spaces that have embraced new materials and worked towards efficient approaches that yield high performance and beautiful spaces.
Easylife Kitchens is an established and reputable company, with factories in Johannesburg and Cape Town that make use of modern and constantly upgraded technology to ensure top quality components and value for money. At Easylife Kitchens we do not compromise on quality – we only use first-grade materials, and we offer you a two-year guarantee on workmanship and materials as well as a lifetime guarantee on Blum hinges and runners.
Hot Cherry Signature Spaces is a vibrant and dynamic interior design company offering the full range of interior design and décor services coupled with professional expertise for the hospitality, corporate and domestic markets. Established a little over 5 years ago by Toni-Anne van der Meulen, after 20-odd years in both the graphic and interior design industries including a stint at Northpoint as head of design, Hot Cherry is a company born out of a passion for stylish and impressive-yet-practical interiors with a primary focus being the creation of a uniquely inviting and personalised space.
Stand 47 reimagines the ideal South African Home. It is an evolutionary step for eco building.
Stand 47 is a completely green/eco building. Gavin Rooke, land owner and developer, commented that they wanted, “a diverse team of curious and innovative people who would rise to the challenge of designing and building a high-end luxury concept home using an unconventional creative process.”