Worlds first commercially available concrete sunglasses

Nov 29, 2017 No Comments by

South African architect Handre de la Rey was named the 2017 PPC Imaginarium Awards Industrial Design Category Winner for his pair of concrete sunglasses, titled CS Project. Since then, he has launched the design, along with his studio 20 EIGHT, for commercial retail, making it the world’s first pair of concrete sunglasses available to the […]

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Synthetic versus Authentic Building Materials

Oct 26, 2017 No Comments by

In an era where this particular headline could also be translated as “commodity vs niche”, how does the building materials industry look to position itself without compromising standards for lower prices? Perhaps the stigma for synthetic or “engineered” materials deserves review, as historically, sentiment towards such materials has not enjoyed the same airtime as materials […]

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Future cities must be built by current generations – PPC

Sep 21, 2017 No Comments by

As real employment continues contracting in South Africa, its impact is being felt among our the most vulnerable in our communities: our women and youth. With Africa’s urban population growing at a rate of 3.5% per annum and 65% of growth happening in smaller cities and urban areas, local similarities are adding to this pressure. […]

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