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8 beautiful houses that prove small can be stylish

It’s common sense that living in a small space can lead to certain difficulties, such as trying to fit everything in. Add to that the fact that we want our (small) homes to look beautiful and it becomes an even bigger challenge.

24 November, 2019

The first-class renovation of a Johannesburg family home

When it comes to the architectural- and construction industry, we are truly blessed with a myriad of professionals: Architects, Landscape Designers, Flooring Experts… these, and more, are all equipped and skilled to help us achieve our dream spaces.

22 September, 2019

Architectural inspiration: 3 modern family houses in South Africa

When it comes to architecture, South Africa is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with. We don’t just mean inspirational structures completed to perfection (like the Bosjes Chapel in Wellington and Alice Lane Towers in Johannesburg, to name but a few…

15 September, 2019

A rough guide on a house construction process

When it comes to building a new home, whether it’s a modern design, a colonial build or something else altogether, there is a strong urge to just jump right in. But fail to plan and you plan to fail, right? With house construction, proper planning is…

26 August, 2019

Adding a house extension: The rules, costs, and ideas

Adding an extension to an existing house can be tricky and costly. But don’t fret if you don’t have any understanding about the rules and regulations (such as Planning Permission, or what type of extension would be best to introduce more natural ligh…

31 July, 2019

How much do shipping container homes cost in South Africa?

It certainly is a great time to be alive for those of us interested in design and architecture. How so? Because we are witnessing one of the greatest architectural evolutions: the rise of shipping container homes.

20 June, 2019

What are the costs of building a house in South Africa in 2019?

Looking to invest in a renovated home or a brand-new build? Good for you, as property is one of the most prime spaces where one can invest one’s money! But before you start dreaming – have you considered all the costs that go into building a house in…

07 June, 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

The future of design: virtual tour software

Technology continues to evolve, paving the way for a more streamlined process regarding… everything! And that includes the worlds of architecture, interior design and decorating, and even property development and –selling.

10 December, 2018

4 of South Africa’s most popular house design styles

Every type of architectural style has a history to it. But as the South African architectural landscape is still relatively young (compared to Europe and America), our country offers fewer house design styles.

05 December, 2018