Trends

Benefits of building integrated photovoltaics

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is one of the most promising and elegant ways of producing on site electricity directly from the sun — silently, without environmental harm or pollution, and without depletion of resources.

Home automation trends

Never before has home automation, audio or video been more exciting. Here are the top seven trends, combining innovative design and state-of-the-art technology.
Bathroom

Consumers looking for customized bathrooms

Consumers are demanding more from their products, namely for customized bathrooms that are tailored to their own wants and needs.
In-Floor Heating

In-floor heating gaining ground in condo market

In-floor heating is gaining ground in the condo market. And coupled with the smart home technology, it allows owners to be more energy efficient.
Kitchen Frigerator

The refrigerators of the future are here

Many kitchens today are designed around the refrigerator. Trends are now pointing to modern fridges that balance style, technology and capacity.
Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor fireplaces fuelling backyard design

Outdoor fireplaces and pits can be a central part of patio design for homes and businesses.
Bathroom

Designing a bathroom oasis

Bathrooms don't have to be drab. New high-tech features means that transforming small spaces into personal spas is easier than ever.
Informal Kitchen

Kitchen work zone concept

Designing an accessible and efficient kitchen layout for the whole family to enjoy
Kitchen Appliances

The next generation of kitchen appliances

The next generation of kitchen appliances is redefining the the home chef experience through high design and cutting-edge technology.

Colour trends for 2014

With fall in full swing, 2014 is not far-off and it's going to be colourful year. Here's where the contract colour palette is headed over the next 12 months.

Selecting the right hospitality furniture

There are three main criteria for selecting the correct hospitality furniture: placement, style and durability.

Designing with LEDs

With advancements in technology, LEDs are beginning to produce better light quality and offer true colour rendition.

Getting white right

More than 70 per cent of paint sold is white and approximately 50 per cent of the time it is used wrong. Here are eight things to know about this tricky hue ...

Transforming ordinary walls into works of art

Digital wall finishes can transform an ordinary space into one that inspires and stimulates.

Colour trends for the kitchen

This year's overarching theme will focus on clean vertical and horizontal lines, using shades of grey and touches of vibrant colour.

From wine barrels to wood floors

Discerning connoisseurs now have the ability to bring the character of a wine barrel into their cellar by ...

Electronically tintable glass

Electronically tintable glass provides dynamic control over the amount of heat and light that is admitted to the building.