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Shipping containers: The best option for a second home in Johannesburg

On 1 February 2019, the new City of Johannesburg Land Use Scheme came into action. This introduced several new rules and processes intended to promote the country’s economic development, attract investment, and represent a more inclusive and integrat…

01 February, 2019

A modern multi-family house by Johannesburg architects

As one of the leading architects in Johannesburg, the professional team of TOP CENTRE PROPERTIES is specialized in civil projects and residential ones. They have acquired extensive experience in creating high density properties as well as architectur…

31 January, 2019

How to make a shipping container home eco-friendly

Economic uncertainties and an increased ecological awareness among the younger generation (especially) have resulted in many more people searching for DIY housing options instead of relying on the usual brick-and-mortar designs.

29 January, 2019

New interior trend: The broken plan layout

Time and trend are both fleeting, and that’s been proven once again with the introduction of the new ‘broken plan’ layout. This is a unique (and dare we say it, refreshing) twist on the age-old open-plan layout, which has become synonymous with moder…

27 January, 2019

Modern versus contemporary design: Which is which?

We’ve all heard the terms “modern interior design” and “contemporary interior design”, especially our avid readers here on homify, but are you aware of their meanings? Is contemporary décor modern? No, because when it comes to design and art, these t…

24 January, 2019

What to know about reinforced concrete

Stone certainly turned out to be a trusty building tool – just think of wondrous structures such as the Great Pyramid of Giza and England’s Stonehenge that have been lasting for centuries.

23 January, 2019

Space planning: What is it and how do I get it right?

The responsibilities of architects and interior designers stretch far beyond the mere task of building a structure and making it look pretty. It is also their jobs to tell a client’s story and promote their vision with innovative design solutions.

20 January, 2019

The top 5 renovation projects for South Africans to invest in

It’s not uncommon to hear of someone renovating their house in order to keep up with modern requirements or increase their home’s value. But don’t think that every renovation project is a good idea!For instance, while a kitchen style-up is recommende…

19 January, 2019

A modern home addition by Johannesburg architects

A4AC Architects are no strangers when it comes to creating beautiful property extensions and makeovers that require their professional and skilled architectural team. These professionals in Johannesburg have helped many clients achieve their dream ho…

11 January, 2019

The best choices for deck materials in South Africa

As South Africans, we love spending time outdoors. But of course in order to enhance our al fresco socialising, decently styled spaces are necessary. And one of the most popular choices (worldwide) is a wooden deck.

30 December, 2018