Tag Archives: Cape Town

7 Acts to look out for at the Design Indaba 2014

This year’s version of the local and international talent showcase is nearly upon us and with Cape Town being the 2014 World Design Capital, it should prove to be something quite special. The main event will run from 26-28 February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, and these are some of the acts which we believe are worth a closer look.

THE DESIGN INDABA CONFERENCE

1. Scholten & Baijings

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Stefan Scholten & Carole Baijings are a Dutch design duo creating passion driven products.  Blankets, carpets, bed and table linens, ceramics and glass have all been given a new perspective through innovative materials and color. Continue reading

6 Helpful Hints for Renovating your Home

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Renovating can easily be an intimidating process so we’ve put together a couple of handy hints to get you on the right path. The images of the Herlig Residence,  by Cape Town Architects, KUBE, are courtesy of Johann Lourens Photography. Continue reading

Where are discerning home owners investing?

Breda Street by KUBE architecture, Alterations and Additions, Cape Town

Breda Street residence by KUBE architecture , Alterations and Additions, Cape Town.

Many people have been asking what our impression of the state of things in the South African property and construction industry is. So, here are a couple of thoughts…

  • There is an upwards trend in the number of inquiries received regarding alteration-addition type projects, while inquiries for ‘new-builds’ remain low.
  • Real estate values are still dormant and owners who bought at inflated prices have realized that to get a return on their money they need to be patient. The next rung of the real estate ladder will have to wait. Continue reading

Ocean View Drive

Muller-PerspectiveKUBE architecture is helping a couple of friends make some changes to their home in Ocean View Drive, Cape Town. This is one of the directions we’ve explored thus far.

Premier Fires Showroom Update

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Cape Town architects, KUBE have been appointed to re-design the Cape Town premises for Premier Fires (formerly Morso Fireplaces ). Premier Fires is an importer, distributor and installer of Morso, Godin and Heat&Glo fireplaces. The brief is aimed at the creation of a new showroom which will embody and convey the image of luxury and style with which the brand has become associated. Continue reading