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.

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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.

read more

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.

read more

Rado DiaMaster Diamonds

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