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Passing of Genius – I M Pei – 1917-2019

I M Pei, the architect behind iconic buildings globally, including the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris (1989), died aged 102 at his home in Manhattan, NY yesterday – 16 May. His was a lifetime of designing structures renowned for their emphasis on precision...

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Design Joburg 2019 – Top 5 Must-see Features

Back for its third edition, Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View is presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, and promises to flip the traditional notion of a décor and design exhibition on its head! From 24 to 26 May, South Africa’s best designers, architects and style...

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Ultimate Townhouse

location: Kensington, London | interior design: Susan Knof | photography: David Cleveland Miami-based KNOF Design recently completed a major London commission: the unification of two separate townhouses in Kensington to create a single, stunning, 700-square metre...

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Flexible Legacy

location: Bardon, Queensland, Australia | architecture: Shaun Lockyer Architects | interior design: Kalka | photography: Cathy Schusler A palette of sandblasted concrete, spotted gum timber and natural stone creates a robust, warm and timeless aesthetic in this...

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Julia Day

Julia Day, interior designer and founder of Generation, returns to Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View with a CoLab stand: For ‘In-Residence’ the designer is creating a lounge that cocoons visitors, a space so convincing one would never imagine it was temporary....

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Funke Media Headquarter in Essen, Germany

A true exclamation-point! The recently opened headquarter of the international Funke Media Group defines a coherent urban-design ensemble, which - like a well-proportioned body - is articulated as a consistent whole. Its head: the Funke Media Tower, which also...

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Coastal Opulence

Hawaan comprises a total of 173 single residential sites of similar size, almost all of which are now completed. This example has been designed in the contemporary style with minimum applied decoration, open-plan living and substantial areas of glass to introduce light and air.

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Contrast of Form

On an open piece of land, with a neighbour’s house to the south and two neighbours across the road to the west, architect Louise O Architects crafted this 750-square metre family home on a 1 300-square metre piece of land at the picturesque, secure and enviably equipped Waterfall Country Estate in Midrand.

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La Vinya Villa

This new villa is one of a number to be built around the perfected landscape of the PGA Catalunya championship golf course. A prerequisite was that it would be unseen from the course, yet provide pristine, upper echelon residential accommodation with extraordinary internal and external living spaces.

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Visionary Platform

This house was a new design in the Waterfall residential development on a stand size of 1 130 square metres, with 42 percent coverage spanning 677 square metres. Although the ‘silo’ is the defining factor of the house, the top lit windows are unique in their angle.

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Elphick Proome Architects – Design for Living

Elphick Proome Architects (EPA) is an internationally acclaimed, Durban-based practice with three decades of experience. Led by George Elphick and Nick Proome, 75 talented staff contribute to the studio’s award-winning oeuvre. Its repertoire covers the full spectrum...

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Plewman Architects – Game Lodge to Cityscape

Nicholas Plewman Architects, based in Johannesburg and having recently opened an office in Stellenbosch, was founded and is directed by Nick Plewman. This architect has combined his life-long passion for the wilderness into two decades of experience in design and...

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California Modern

Forty acres of undeveloped rolling countryside was the site for this modest yet distinctly different build, which from the outset was planned to be visionary but not overwhelming.

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Lay of the Land

location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape | architecture: Hugo Hamity | interior design: by owner | photography: Nicky Coetzee This vacant plot on an estate in Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands measures 910 square metres. Architect Hugo Hamity was tasked with designing a...

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