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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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PPC to double every 10 years

Apr 29, 2016 No Comments by

The target of major cement producer PPC to more than double the size of its business every ten years to retain its market share in Africa is based on the continent’s world-leading rate of urbanisation and the projection that the population of Africa will double by 2050. Calculations point to Africa needing to accommodate another […]

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