TRAVELING TO SOUTH AFRICA AND TRADING HERE IS A BLOG FOR THE DESIGN MINDED ADVENTURER IN: ARCHITECTURE, AFRICAN DECOR AND FURNITURE, TRAVEL, ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION, FOOD, WINE, CURRENT TRENDS AND EVENTS. WE WILL EVEN CROSS THE BORDERS OF SOUTH AFRICA PERIODICALLY TO BRING YOU RELATED STORIES FROM OUR NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES AND ISLANDS ON AND NEAR THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA.
SOUTH AFRICA'S MASTERS IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
Miska | Seychelles
This exclusive resort, spa and group of private residences, is situated on a dramatic peninsula on Mahe, the main island of Seychelles. The reception and leisure facilities form an amphitheatre overlooking the sea edge. The restaurant building is inspired by the huge granite boulders strewn along the site.
First Crescent | Camps Bay
A minimalist home commanding a 270 degree view of Lions Head, Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. All living spaces have a great connection to the covered or uncovered terraces.
The living spaces are highly transparent to take full advantage of the views. The architecture is notable for its use of cantilevers, linear arrangement and limited palette of materials.
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Voelklip | Hermanus
A narrow 14m site was engaged to its maximum to achieve a generous and spacious home arranged around a large garden and pool courtyard. Extensive concrete spans capture the expansive panoramic sea views. Interiors by Antoni Associates.
Zilwa | Seychelles
Zilwa, creole for ‘islander’, is a 5 star luxury Island Resort and Marina situated on St Anne Island, Seychelles. Comprising 2 exclusive Hotels, Marina restaurant and retail facilities,
Beach and Sports clubs, Hillside villas and Fractional units, this development exudes both elegant sensuality and understated chic- - the ultimate in ’barefoot luxury’.
Sow | Geneva
A contemporary residence and office / guest annex on Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Powerful sculptural forms and lines and the use of bold colours and sheer materials result in a taut composition. Interiors by Antoni Associates.
Popenguine | Senegal
The eco-village of Popenguine is an untouched baobab oasis and coastal gem in Senegal, a prime site for a luxury beach and nature resort with an emphasis on sustainability and integration with nature. The dramatic arrival vista reveals a signature building emerging from the landscape. The villa suites nestle in the natural surroundings, each offering unique spa/resort ambiance within the privacy of your own suite.
Medburn 17 | Camps Bay
Cape African in feel, this house focuses around a great outdoor garden space, relaxation pavilion and magical views. Clean lines, punctured openings and a combination of double volume and intimate spaces.
Cove 6 | Pezula Knysna
Inspired by its magnificent setting on the cliff edges of ‘The Cove’, a private estate within the Pezula Estate, this home allows one to experience the spectacular setting. The tactile and warm quality of the materials- rough, honed stone and timber enhance the overall experience.
Victoria 73 | Bantry Bay
A sleek contemporary seaside villa set on a spur of land between Bantry Bay and Clifton this house epitomises elegance, luxury and great outdoor living. Interiors by Antoni Associates.
Just Who Is.... Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
He completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Cape Town in 1985 with a first class pass. In 1987 he set up the architectural practice Stefan Antoni Architects, which today is known as SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects). SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects), is driven by the dynamic combination of Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl and Greg Truen who share a potent vision easily distinguished in their buildings and an innovative and dedicated approach to the execution of projects internationally, nationally and locally. The company has received numerous awards and commendations from some of the most respected institutions worldwide.