Tag Archives: design

8 Helpful Hints for House Shopping

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Alteration to Existing Residence, Oranjezicht, Cape Town by KUBE architecture

 It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make and yet, after weeks of sacrificing Sunday afternoons your head is spinning and you are even more confused… House hunting can be draining, and if you make the wrong decision the consequences will follow you around for a long time yet, so we’ve put together a list of things which could help you make the right choice. Continue reading

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

2013 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

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Restaurant or Bar in a Heritage Building: Apero / Dexter Moren Associates

Winners of the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards have been announced.  Totally independent, the UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards receives entries from the UK and world’s top architects, designers and hospitality operators. The award is now in its fifth cycle and has built a reputation for being one of the most prestigious in hospitality. Continue reading

200,000 apply to first ever recruitment for Mars settlement

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On Monday non-profit organisation Mars One closed their first call for volunteer astronauts wanting to travel to the red planet. More than 200 000 from 140 countries applied for a one-way ticket to join a human settlement on mars. Continue reading

Baitogogo by Henrique Oliveira

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photograph by André Morin

A twisted entanglement of tree branches appears to grow organically from the beams of Paris’ Palais de Tokyo museum in this installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira. Designed by Henrique Oliveira to look like an impossibly tangled Gordian Knot, the Baitogogo sculpture is installed within an exhibition space at Palais de Tokyo as a mass of tree-like plywood branches. 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

An LED powered lamp poster by Jean-Sébastien Lagrange

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We just had to share this cross between a poster and a lamp created by French designer Jean-Sébastien Lagrange. The energy friendly LEDs illuminate when a magnet at the bottom right corner is folded up to another, connecting the start and end of a conductive ink trail to complete the circuit. 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.

Fynbloem Packing Facility receives CSR Award for Socially Responsible Development

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The Fynbloem Protea Packing Facility by Cape Town Architects, KUBE architecture was recently awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award by the Investment Fund for Developing Countries. The CSR Award is the industry’s showcase for the most powerful and successful, social responsibility and green campaigns. Christian Friis Bach, Minister for Development Coordination, explains why FynBloem walked away with this honour… Continue reading

How the FynBloem Packing Facility used TABS to cut Electricity costs

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Cape Town based architects KUBE recently completed a sustainable Protea packing facility in Riviersonderend. One of the methods employed towards greening the building is called TABS.  Continue reading