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Observing and Capturing Complexities in Aesthetic Gestures

Observing and Capturing Complexities in Aesthetic Gestures

Artist Roméo Mivekannin The first solo exhibition of Beninese Artist at the Galerie Cécile Fakhoury presents a dozen large format works that have never before been shown to the public. Born in Bouaké (Côte d’Ivoire) in 1986, Roméo Mivekannin lives and works...

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Symmetry, Pops of Colour and Impact

Symmetry, Pops of Colour and Impact

A renovation project for a couple, their two small children and one golden retriever, this 550-square metre family home in Mostertsdrift, Stellenbosch, Western Cape took about 8 months to complete. The house was cold and dark before the renovation, so the brief was to...

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Art Dealer’s Lair

Art Dealer’s Lair

The architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Errill erected this vast white-brick temple to modernity in 1950 and called it Manhattan House. The architecture typifiesNew York in one of its most confident eras, a period of AmericanDesign coming of age on the world...

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Therapeutic Edges of Wise Wood Statement Façades and Surfaces

Therapeutic Edges of Wise Wood Statement Façades and Surfaces

project: Sassen Residence | architect: SALT | photography: JD Van Der WaltFor nature lovers who love the forest, its untamed freedom and its incomparable strength, this kind of building feature and application makes sense. It has the ability to reconnect residents in...

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An Archival Celebration of Immortal Aesthetics

An Archival Celebration of Immortal Aesthetics

The cover of the first issue of Habitat – which appeared in May 1973 – an airbrush work by the renowned South African artist Norman Catherine, Electric Still Life.  In a dingy litho print shop in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, the first printed issue of...

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