Located along Cape Town’s mountainside this striking, rectilinear home was designed by renowned local architecture firm SAOTA. Complementing this terraced home, the ARRCC-designed interiors champions a trove of gem‐like materials and custom furniture that pull together the client’s brief for ultimate comfort within high‐functioning entertainment zones. Natural finishes, such as warm woods and burnished metals, offer the perfect foil to the kaleidoscopic use of tone – the result is a space brimming with design synergy and style savvy. Project Photographer: Greg Cox
This apartment designed by Balbek Bureau is located in a remarkable architectural monument. To preserve that spirit, the architects decided to partially remove the interior wall finishes, thereby opening an old brick and load-bearing ceiling beams. White panels along the entire first-floor perimeter, high ceilings and almost complete absence of partitions make the space absolutely cozy and comprehensive. Photo credits: Andrey Bezuglov, Yevhenii Avramenko.
The project designed by Balbek Bureau was completed on a small budget, with tons of love and undefeatable sense of humor. When working on modest budgets we encourage scaling back to a bare minimum, without which a comfortable existence would be impossible. In this case, for instance, we left the walls unchanged, just cleaned and thoroughly dusted them.