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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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Chef Guido Brambilla – Bocca

Born in Milan, Italy, Guido Brambilla studied Business Management and Law in England. Eventually trading his spreadsheets for oven sheets, he enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu London. Rooted in an Italian culture and his entire family’s passion for food and wine, Guido...

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Adam Schlosberg

Gallery owners reckon that the South African art scene is intoxicating currently. It’s a period in which the country is producing wildly impressive talent. One of these up-and-coming artists is a young man who is grabbing the attention of South African art lovers and...

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Electrifying I-PACE

Jaguar has introduced South Africa to the future of motoring with their first all-electric vehicle (EV), launched together with a rapid public charging network to enable long distance travel between city centres. With a range of up to 470km from a single charge, the...

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Chef Amber-May Deetlefs – Bobo’s Brasserie

Currently Executive Chef for The Kove Collection’s array of distinguished hotels, restaurants and bars, Amber-May Deetlefs is an ambitious and talented 29-year-old chef who worked and lived in Beijing, China for seven years before relocating to Cape Town in December...

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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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Lamborghini Urus – Revolutionary Raging Bull 

Many have heard the story: Lamborghini Trattori S.p.A., produced tractors from surplus post-WWll military hardware. Then Ferruccio Lamborghini – already a successful entrepreneur – opted to begin making cars as a result of frustrations he had with a Ferrari he’d...

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Pieces for Paws – Gift for Life

On March 16th 2019, Giving is Living will be hosting the first major project called Pieces for Paws. This event will be a Charity Art Auction, which will be held at Atlantic Beach Country Club, Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. The auction will feature over 60 local and...

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Deepest Darkest by Suzaan Heyns & Krisjan Rossouw

Opening just ahead of the 2019 Cape Town Art Fair, Deepest Darkest is a boutique contemporary Art Gallery in the historical heritage village of De Waterkant, within the Cape Town city bowl. Launching with the exclusive first foray into fine art by the former fashion...

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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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