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1 November 2023
Glen Villa, Cape Town
Design: ARRCC
Glen Villa

10 August 2023
AI Student Housing, Cape Town
Architects: A4AC Architects
AI Student Housing
image : A4AC Architects
AI Student Housing, Cape Town
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the rapid progression of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have orchestrated a profound metamorphosis across diverse industries, including the realm of architecture and design. This article delves into the profound influence and application of AI and 4IR methodologies within a student housing conceptual design situated in Cape Town, South Africa.

26 Oct 2022
Olive Tree Villa, Yzerfontein, Western Cape Province
Building + interior design: MADDOCK
Olive Tree Villa Yzerfontein Western Cape
photography : Adam Letch and Burger Engelbrecht
Olive Tree Villa, Yzerfontein, Western Cape

7 Apr 2021
OBAN Estate, Summerveld, KwaZulu Natal North Coast
Design: Metropole Architects
OBAN Estate Summerveld Kwazulu Natal
photo : Grant Pitcher
OBAN Estate, Summerveld Kwazulu Natal
Summerveld is located within the lush rolling hills of Shongweni, situated half an hour inland from the port city of Durban, South Africa. This tight-knit horse racing and show jumping community is home to the OBAN Estate, a contemporary residence and equestrian facility named after the Scottish seaside town from where the owner’s family originates.

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South African Architecture News 2019 – 2020

12 Aug 2020
Ilkley Cape Town luxury apartments, Ilkley Crescent, Sea Point, Cape Town
Architecture: KLûK CGDT
Ilkley Crescent, Sea Point Cape Town luxury property
photo courtesy of KLûK CGDT
Ilkley Cape Town luxury apartments
‘Ilkley’ offers bespoke architecture and aesthetics from 3x African Designers of the Year KLûK CGDT, who have dressed Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Beyoncé, Shakira.

7 Aug 2020
La Belle Vue in Llandudno, Cape Town

17 June 2020
South Villa in Clifton, Cape Town

12 June 2020
Westcliff Ridge, House in Johannesburg

4 June 2020
House B on Westcliff Ridge, Johannesburg

27 May 2020
38 Morsim Road in Hyde Park, Johannesburg

27 May 2020
Noah’s Ark Foundation, KwaZulu Natal

22 May 2020
Fox Street Studios in Maboneng, Johannesburg

15 May 2020
Palm House in Kwazulu Natal

4 May 2020
Beyond Residence in Cape Town

3 Mar 2020
78 Corlett, Illovo, Johannesburg
Architects: Daffonchio and Associates Architects
78 Corlett Building Illovo Johannesburg
photograph : Adam Letch
78 Corlett Building in Illovo, Johannesburg
This new architectural design incorporates strong minimalist geometries, with the shading louvers acting as a dynamic façade element.

31 Jan 2020
House of the Big Arch in Waterberg

25 Nov 2019
Barloworld Automotive and Logistics Head Office, Centurion, Tshwane
Design: Nsika Architecture & Design
Barloworld Head Office South Africa
photography : Michael Schmucker for Abland
Barloworld Head Office in Tshwane
The sculptural, contemporary building, which is designed to accommodate 380 staff members over four floors, rests on a podium formed by two naturally ventilated basements.

17 Nov 2019
La Belle Vue in Llandudno, Cape Town

1 Oct 2019
YNE House in Kwazulu Natal

26 Jun 2019
Architect’s Gallery for Design Joburg

15 Jun 2019
Masekela Pavilion in Johannesburg

25 May 2019
Bosjes Chapel in South Africa

23 May 2019
House in Morningside – Johannesburg Property

20 May 2019
The Silo Hotel in Cape Town

16 May 2019
Beachyhead by Plettenberg Bay

10 May 2019
Johannesburg Architecture

7 May 2019
KLOOF 145 in Cape Town

16 Apr 2019
Hillside View House in Cape Town

24 Mar 2019
Pauline’s in Cape Town

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South African Architecture News 2018

23 Nov 2018
KLOOF 119A Residence, Cape Town
Design: SAOTA – Project Team: Greg Truen, Dov Goldring, Jaco Bruwer, Ian Cox and Puja Patel
KLOOF 119a in Cape Town - South African Architecture News
photographers : Adam Letch & Micky Hoyle
Lion’s Head House
A new family home located below Lion’s Head – views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, the city of Cape Town and the mountains of the Boland and the winelands in the distance.

17 May 2018
Oxford Parks, Johannesburg
Design: Solid Green Consulting
Oxford Parks Phase 1 - South African Architecture News
image courtesy of architects
Oxford Parks Johannesburg Building
This development is envisaged to be a sustainable and cosmopolitan medium-density urban environment that brings 300,000sqm of development rights to the Dunkeld Precinct linking Illovo to Rosebank along Oxford Road in Johannesburg.

20 Apr 2018
Manor House in Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Province
Design: Inhouse with Chris de Hart Architects
Manor House in Franschhoek South Africa
photo courtesy of architects
Manor House in Franschhoek

20 Mar 2018
Restio River House, Pringle Bay
Design: SAOTA
Restio River House in Pringle Bay
photograph : Adam Letch
Luxury Home in Pringle Bay

2 Feb 2018
Lion’s View House, Cape Town
Design: ARRCC
Lions View House - South African Architecture News
photo : Adam Letchs
Luxury House in Cape Town
When this two-storey Cape Town property, originally designed by SAOTA a decade ago, was bought by its new owners, they called for a complete renovation with increased accommodation. This left the team of ARRCC interior designers with a challenge that they met head-on and the end result is a statement of architectural and design excellence.

30 Jan 2018
City Villa, Kwazulu Natal
Design: ARRCC
City Villa South African architecture news
photograph courtesy of architects
Luxury House in Kwazulu Natal
Crested on a steep site, ARRCC’s latest architectural design boasts striking city views. Designed as an iconic family home, with modern natural design direction, the KZN villa is an interplay of rectangular forms, perpendicularly opposed with cantilevered concrete elements to create a powerful and sculptural composition.

29 Jan 2018
La Lucia, Kwazulu Natal (KZN)
Design: SAOTA
La Lucia in Kwazulu Natal - South African architecture news
photo : Karl Beath
Luxury House in Kwazulu Natal
This La Lucia beach house perfectly balances luxury and comfort with its uncomplicated spaces. Situated on the Kwazulu Natal North Coast just south of Umhlanga, the house is gently nestled between protected milkwood trees and enjoys beautiful ocean views – both of which inspired the design.

27 Jan 2018
Cape Villa, Camps Bay, affluent suburb of Cape Town
Design: ARRCC
Cape Villa in South Africa
photo : Adam Letch
Cape Villa in South Africa
Overlooking the Atlantic Seaboard in Camps Bay, Cape Villa is set against the impressive backdrop of the picturesque Twelve Apostles mountain range and boasts the perfect balance between luxury and comfort. This glamorous home was completely transformed by ARRCC for an international family who enjoy spending time in Cape Town.

8 Nov 2017
House Invermark – Awarded 2017 CIFA Commendation, Cape Town
Design: SAOTA Architects
House Invermark - South African architecture news
photo : Stefan Antoni
House Invermark
Located in the leafy suburb of Higgovale, set below the iconic Table Mountain, House Invermark overlooks the city and harbour of Cape Town. Forty seven years after receiving a medal for excellence, House Invermark has been awarded a prestigious Commendation from the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA), in recognition of noteworthy contributions to architecture.

22 Mar 2017
Bosjes Chapel, Witzenberg District, Western Cape
Architects: Steyn Studio
Bosje Chapel Building - South African architecture news
photograph : Adam Letch
Bosjes Chapel in South Africa
The new chapel, set within a vineyard in South Africa, is designed by South-African born Coetzee Steyn of London based Steyn Studio. Its serene sculptural form emulates the silhouette of surrounding mountain ranges, paying tribute to the historic Cape Dutch gables dotting the rural landscapes of the Western Cape.

25 Sep 2017
Bar Roc, Bantry Bay, Cape Town
Design: OKHA
Bar Roc Bar Roc
photograph : Micky Hoyle
Bar Roc in Bantry Bay
Quintessentially Ellerman House, BAR ROC’s tailored interior has a tangible sense of distilled calm and languid luxury; here time is irrelevant, the art is sentience. The precisely articulated material palette is raw, brutal, sumptuous. Exacting design allows each finish to express itself with clarity and integrity, revealing and accentuating the linear, rigorous elegance of the space.

14 Sep 2017
6 Leadwood Loop, The Zimbali Coastal Forest Estate, KwaZulu Natal North Coast
Design: Metropole Architects
Leadwood Loop South African architecture news
photo : Grant Pitcher
Leadwood Loop
The architecture of 6 Leadwood Loop was designed in accordance with Feng Shui principles. The square geometry of the floor plan is aligned with the cardinal axis. The shape, position and orientation of all the spaces and bodies of water were guided by Feng Shui protocols.

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Firth Albizia House, Simbithi Eco Estate, Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal
Design: Metropole Architects
Albizia House
photograph : Grant Pitcher
The architects were commissioned to design a contemporary family home on a one acre site, situated at the end of a spur, in Simbithi Eco-Estate. The client desired a home with an overriding sense of simplicity but with a high degree of sophistication.

Firth 114802 Residence
Design: Three14 Architects
Firth 114802 Residence
photo : Adam Letch

Hillside House, Western Cape
Design: GASS Architecture Studios
Hillside House South Africa
photo : Kate Del Fante Scott

OVD 919 Residence in Bantry Bay
Design: SAOTA
OVD 919 Bantry Bay property
photo : Adam Letch

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