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.

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.

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.

Syros Summerhouse

The design process begins with a thorough conceptual approach and the correlation and interaction between the distinct units of the project.

Iotty – Smart Switch

New to South Africa is Iotty design and technology – designed for smart homes and manifested in a ready to use solution.

Latest Articles

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....

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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.

read more

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"...

read more

@home Celebrates Local Skillbuilding with Rialheim

@home partnered with local ceramic manufacturer, Rialheim, to introduce its latest tableware pieces and accessories in select stores in December. Just in time for the holidays, the collection, exclusive to @home, features beautiful statement pieces that will...

read more

Summer’s coming! Let the light shine in

Looking to update your home with new window coverings? The modern homeowner has a wealth of alternatives, so here’s a look at how shutters stack up against the rest. Shutters vs Curtains It’s pretty much an open and shut case...

read more