Babylonstoren hotel in South Africa opens Spice Garden filled with aromatic plants

A farmhouse hotel in South Africa‘s Cape Winelands has opened a plant-filled dining space, designed by Malherbe Rust Architects to pay tribute to the history of the spice trade. The Spice Garden is the latest addition to Babylonstoren, a hotel and wine estate that occupies a Dutch farm dating back to the 17th century. The greenhouse creates […]

ARRCC builds “afro-minimalist” safari lodge in South African wildlife reserve

Architecture and interiors studio ARRCC has completed a safari retreat in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, a South African park that is home to elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, hippos and cheetahs. Cape Town-based ARRCC aimed to create an “afro-minimalist” aesthetic at Cheetah Plains, by combining traditional safari-style architecture with more simple, contemporary details. Smooth concrete […]

David Adjaye creates simple memorial pavilion for South African trumpeter Bra Hugh

British-Ghanian architect David Adjaye has designed a simple concrete pavilion in Johannesburg as a memorial to trumpeter Hugh Masekela, widely known as Bra Hugh. The memorial for the musician, who passed away last year aged 78, has been built at the Westpark Cemetery in the city. Commissioned by the Masekela family, the Design Indaba Trust and the […]

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