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Playful Ideas in Art, Reflection & Subtle Linking

Playful Ideas in Art, Reflection & Subtle Linking

Smac Studio and Van Rooijen Meyers Architects combine to craft a home of considered detail and refinement, capturing the personalities of those who live there. This is the third project that SMAC Studios and client have worked on together and is a double-storey duplex...

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All About Creating Vistas: Pitlochry House Captures the Essence of Contemporary Living

All About Creating Vistas: Pitlochry House Captures the Essence of Contemporary Living

Fabian Architects and Make Studio (FAMA) were recently contracted to breathe new life into this home in Bakoven, Cape Town through an intervention that culminated in a complete renovation and an extension. The project saw the existing home transformed from an old and...

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Material Durability, Passive Energy & Wildfire Resistance Beside an 8,000-Foot-Tall Extinct Volcano

Material Durability, Passive Energy & Wildfire Resistance Beside an 8,000-Foot-Tall Extinct Volcano

Dubbed CAMPout and designed by Faulkner Architects with NICOLEHOLLIS, this 353-sq-metre house is a courtyard driven, earth sheltered, insulated concrete ground form. Outdoor furnishings use materials and tonal qualities that further reinforce a quiet presence to allow...

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A Summer Home for a German Couple of Engineers-Come-Property Developers in Camps Bay

A Summer Home for a German Couple of Engineers-Come-Property Developers in Camps Bay

Up close with three design strategies that follow through every detail: durability, minimalism and practicality, the purpose of this project was to design large enough to accommodate an extended family from both the US and Germany. The original 1980’s structure...

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How Architecture Can Work Towards a Common Vision & Goal From Technical & Social Angles: The Story of Two-Families-Come-One

How Architecture Can Work Towards a Common Vision & Goal From Technical & Social Angles: The Story of Two-Families-Come-One

Spread across two main living levels as well as a basement that opens out onto the pool terrace and a rooftop level with extensive gardens, the program for project Sound House was unique in that it needed to accommodate a large family of two adults and six children....

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Rare Opportunity: 10% OFF All Plantation Shutters ONLY UNTIL Sunday 31st JULY!

Rare Opportunity: 10% OFF All Plantation Shutters ONLY UNTIL Sunday 31st JULY!

There’s good news amidst the load-shedding and winter blues: To strike that classic, chic interior look-and-feel that brings the essential element of immediate style and the function of security to your home, Plantation Shutters holds the key.     These...

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A Dynamic Play of Light Inside a Modern Breezeway House with Mount Glory Views

A Dynamic Play of Light Inside a Modern Breezeway House with Mount Glory Views

Project Dogtrot’s design is inspired by the separate but connected forms of a dogtrot barn. Also known as a breezeway house, dog-run, or possum-trot, dogtrot architecture is a style of house that was common throughout the Southeastern United States during the 19th and...

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Float like a Butterfly (& Decorate Like a Dream): Elevate Your Organisation Game & Optimise Space with these Smart Storage & Display Shelves

Float like a Butterfly (& Decorate Like a Dream): Elevate Your Organisation Game & Optimise Space with these Smart Storage & Display Shelves

  Whether installed for more storage space or as a decorative wall accent to organise your essentials, Castle Timbers floating wall shelves are attractive and functional. They help you save precious floor space in homes that are short on square meterage as they...

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The Reawakening of a Jacques Couëlle Masterpiece: The Iconic Hotel Cala Di Volpe in Sardinia

The Reawakening of a Jacques Couëlle Masterpiece: The Iconic Hotel Cala Di Volpe in Sardinia

  A hotspot in the 60s and 70s, adored by Prince Karim Aga Khan, it was a mythical meeting place for the jet-set. James Bond even stopped there in The Spy Who Loved Me. The interior design agency Moinard Bétaille has completed a sensitive and poetic renovation of...

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Yellowstone Residence: Like a Barnacle Clinging to its Precarious Perch in Big Sky, Montana

Yellowstone Residence: Like a Barnacle Clinging to its Precarious Perch in Big Sky, Montana

  Perched at 2, 470 metres on the side of a mountain in Montana’s Madison Range, the massing and materials of this house are sourced from the powerful landscape – as is its mood. The exterior of the house is a composition of Cor-ten steel and board-formed...

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Cues from the Sea & Sky in this Fusion of Two Styles that Celebrates a Site’s Natural Gifts

Cues from the Sea & Sky in this Fusion of Two Styles that Celebrates a Site’s Natural Gifts

  The expansive vista of wildflower-laden bluffs meeting the churning Pacific where gray whales seasonally leap from the waves is the unique and dynamic setting of this home for a couple with nostalgic connections to their East Coast roots and a newfound desire...

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A 1960s Residence is Reimagined and Hovers Over a Nature Reserve in California’s Bay Area

A 1960s Residence is Reimagined and Hovers Over a Nature Reserve in California’s Bay Area

  Affectionately dubbed the ‘doughnut house’, it had an open area in the centre containing an internal courtyard – entering the home involved first walking through and underneath it, followed by a spiral ascent to the main level courtyard. ‘We’d never seen...

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Dynamic Views & a Tactile Quality of Light Become the Amplified Phenomena at this Latitude Above Miami’s South Beach

Dynamic Views & a Tactile Quality of Light Become the Amplified Phenomena at this Latitude Above Miami’s South Beach

  Ocean Drive is a 568-square-metre single floor condominium unit within a new residential tower overlooking the Atlantic in Miami Beach, Florida. The clients are based in Seattle and travel often, but have deep roots in the panhandle and had been looking to...

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In the Business to Sell Lifestyles, Not Just Homes: Films Location Company Launches Property Investment Division & Equates ‘Normal’ with ‘Luxury’

In the Business to Sell Lifestyles, Not Just Homes: Films Location Company Launches Property Investment Division & Equates ‘Normal’ with ‘Luxury’

  The affluent real estate market in South Africa is vigorously competitive with over 60 estate agencies competing for sole mandates across the country. Buyers and sellers are looking for value-add, not only in the properties they purchase, but in the agency they...

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