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Radisson Blu – Celebrating Summer

Finding cool solace from summer’s consuming heat is a favourite South African pastime and summer is all about chilled days spent outdoors and even more chilled beverages. When mirages of a tropical oasis begin to appear in the distance, it’s time to relax under an...

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Chris Soal – Sticks and stones create a master piece

Chris Soal is an award-winning artist living and practicing in Johannesburg, South Africa. Using found materials as the departure point for his works, Soal’s sculptural and spatial approach to making art is driven foremost by formal concerns such as texture, light and...

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Blancpain celebrates Chinese New Year

Blancpain's Traditional Chinese Calendar is a watchmaking masterpiece combining the fundamental principles of the age-old lunisolar calendar stemming from Chinese tradition with the date according to the Gregorian calendar. To celebrate Chinese New Year, the...

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Poltrona Frau – Auspicious Decades

A hundred years after Achille’s birth anniversary and 50 years after Pier Giacomo’s death anniversary, Poltrona Frau wanted to celebrate Castiglioni brothers with the launch of a Limited Edition of the Sanluca armchair. Presented for the first time in 1960, at the XII...

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Duravit – Oodi Central Library

The new Oode (English: ode) central library in downtown Helsinki opened on December 5, 2018, the day before the 101st anniversary of Finland’s independence. The parliament building, concert hall, Alvar Aalto’s Finlandia hall, and Steven Holl’s Museum Kiasma are all...

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Miele – Dishwasher Buyers’ Guide

We speak to Liam Gawne from leading appliance manufacturer, Miele, on his top tips on what to look for when investing in a dishwasher. There is no denying that a dishwasher can be one of your most time-saving appliances in the kitchen – in fact, it is estimated that...

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Grey Stone

Local architects practising the contemporary vernacular are fortunate to have witnessed the works of modern greats, such as Le Corbusier and Louis I. Kahn, seen in exceptional buildings. India poses very particular challenges, this due to differing contexts throughout the length and breadth of the country.

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Lasting Signature

Architect Nico van der Meulen designed this residence for his family in a leafy Johannesburg suburb in the mid-eighties. He had just inaugurated his practice and worked from his home, opting to specialise from the outset in the design of upmarket, contemporary residences.

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The Restaurant @ The Nek

Since the historic Constantia Nek restaurant was given its major facelift two years ago it has become a deserving destination thanks to the dynamic, local talent, Dylan Laity. ‘We’re serving modern South African cuisine with definite influences from my travels abroad....

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One Stop Aesthetics

A home is so much more than a place to rest, recover and recuperate, it is one which evolves with us. With this in mind, Afrikano has established a culture of comfort, sophistication and modernism. Being a family founded company, Afrikano understands the qualities...

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Vital Visionary

Paola Lenti is a sponsor of Freespace, the 2018 edition of La Biennale Architettura. The theme selected for 2018 focused on an architecture conceived for the human being and his living environment, capable of discerning the most genuine and intimate qualities of...

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Major Contender

In late November of last year, at the iconic Zeitz MOCAA venue in Cape Town’s Waterfront, BMW previewed its new flagship Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the 2019 X7. This is the largest ever SAV from the Munich-based marque, but will be built at BMW Plant Spartanburg...

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Tanja Truscott

Tanja Truscott is a South African artist born in the Netherlands. She began painting late in life, after a degree in graphic design and a few decades in educational publishing and teaching. With hindsight, she says her journey towards abstraction seems a logical...

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Urban Art Space

The sensory nature of this architectural space infuses sleekness with its soulful qualities of place making. This minimalist, ‘single’ space apartment is defined by crafted energy, through a romance with concrete, solid timber, clay brick, mirror planes, white walls and polished stone.

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Architecture – Space Enclosed

‘Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great, original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.’ So, what are the characteristics most appreciated about modern architecture? cover: Kevin Lloyd Architects [gallery type="rectangular"...

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