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London Why Mayfair is seeing the biggest changes in more than a century

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WATCHES

Find out about forthcoming

Take a wildlife

Diamond and gold shoes

Wear your heart on your

How creative lighting

developments, new

photography tour in

for him and exquisite

wrist with a timepiece

can set different moods

jewellery for her

that reflects your true

around your home

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key management

Brazil or play safe at

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home with a beautifully

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We take a look at some of the latest designs and reveal this

Whether you prefer coastal, countryside or city living,

summer’s most popular sailing destinations

French properties offer a multitude of choice

around the globe

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Two award-winning designers advise on how to achieve the best viewing experience from a home cinema

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Celtic Connections Stunning properties in Scotland, Ireland, Wales

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DRIVE

Latest news and reviews from the glamorous world of motoring

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The non-Bermudian freehold property market may be

We reveal the winners of the

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Africa & Arabia Property Awards 2019-2020

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ayfair is moving forwards; no longer lingering in the past, it is heading for a bright new future. Hannah Aykroyd, founder and MD of Mayfair buying agency Aykroyd, explains, "The new proposed Westminster City Plan released on 18th of June sets out planning policies in Mayfair, working toward more open green spaces and an environment that encourages business growth. What this means for the borough is that the old Mayfair passing away. The Mayfair residential property that you see now, will not be repeated. You will not see new Mayfair mansions with double basements. What you will see, what you are already seeing, is an amazing, incredibly high-end selection of new residential property available or scheduled to be available in the next five years. “Mayfair has always been a highly sought-after area, but for many it had lost attractiveness from a residential perspective. However, this has been changing recently with an influx of impressive super prime schemes coming to the market. Taken all together, this is the biggest change Mayfair has seen in more than a century.” Simon Barnes of the buying agent, H. Barnes, agrees that Mayfair has undergone and continues to undergo a radical transformation. “This is creating a unique characterful ‘independent village’ backed by the major landlord – the Grosvenor Estate, which is committed to creating a bespoke shopping and social hub with a distinctive character. As you walk around Mayfair you will often see the front façade of a listed building being propped up by scaffolding, yet behind everything has been knocked down only to be reconfigured and inside everything is brand new creating a perfect layout designed to entice and appeal to the discerning shopper, the happy ‘moocher’ or the fortunate resident.

Balfour Mews This two-bedroom first and second floor maisonette is in the heart of Mayfair village. The first floor is host to an impressive reception/dining room, kitchen and study. The second floor comprises a master bedroom with en suite and a second double bedroom. The £3.15m / €3.49m / $3.97m Carter Jonas

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property also has a loft on the third floor and a spacious private terrace.

Charles Street Beautifully presented, Grade II listed, Georgian townhouse with 276m2 of flexible living and entertaining space. It includes a drawing room, master bedroom with en suite, three further en suite bedrooms, a roof terrace, dining room, lower ground reception area, separate kitchen, utility room and patio courtyard. The property offers considerable scope for further alteration and adaptation (subject to planning permission). There is also separate mews accommodation located to the rear which is available for purchase. The mews house measures approximately 77m2 and comprises an entrance lobby, reception

Townhouse £7m / €7.76m / $8.83m

room, kitchen, master bedroom with en

Mews House £2m / €2.22m / $2.52m

suite, guest cloakroom and storage vaults.

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Greybrook House Five-bedroom dupex penthouse of 4,599 square feet on the fourth and fifth floors with two roof terraces featuring 360-degree roof-top views of central London. Exquisite master bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk-in dressing room. There are a further four double bedrooms, all with en suites. The apartment also includes a separate staff flat of 748 square feet and lift access to all floors. Greybrook House is a Grade II listed, Art Deco building designed by Sir John Burnett and Partners. Redeveloped to an exceptionally high standard, the interior of Greybrook House reflects the Art Deco theme found on the exterior of the building and at Claridge’s opposite. £25m / €27.7m / $31.5m Harrods Estates www.harrodsestates.com

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The area is no longer populated with international residents who live out of London for most of the year

“Little do passers-by realise that behind the period frontages of Mayfair townhouses are generous, long, secluded private gardens to the rear. Practicality, security and desirability of having your own private garden in London are three important factors that will make these properties in demand and prices will carry a premium. Buyers can wait a very long time for such properties to be available and often they are never publicly launched.”

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As far as the ‘Golden Triangle’ is concerned – the prime central London enclaves of Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Mayfair – Patrick Alvarado, director of Nicolas Van Patrick, reports that Mayfair property has performed the strongest over the past few years. Paul Pavlides, sales director, Chestertons (Mayfair), has also noted a 7.2% increase in the number of new applicant registrations compared to the same period in 2018. “This is not currently being matched by increased transaction levels however and there are a couple of reasons why,” he explains. “Firstly, there is still a shortage of properties coming to the market as some vendors wait for values to recover, and secondly, buyers here are predominately from overseas and exchange rates play a key part in their transactional decisions. Brexit has made sterling more volatile and many foreign purchasers are waiting to see whether the pound depreciates further before committing. Having said that, prices have come down circa 15% since 2014 and some buyers are seeing it as an opportunity to grab a bargain.” David Johnson, co-founder and managing director of Inhous property consultancy, believes that Mayfair’s typical buyer portfolio is changing. “The area is no longer populated with international residents who live out of London for most of the year. It is the London commuter who is moving in and looking for a ‘central London pad’ to reside in from Monday to Friday.” A final observation comes from Fred Scarlett, sales and marketing director at Clivedale London, who says, "London is London and despite all the recent political upheaval regarding Brexit, increasing numbers of buyers are keen to purchase now for the right product. Motivation varies buyer to buyer but we are at a turning point in the market cycle. After a period of slower sales, a weak GBP and the best quality new build schemes coming to market, is creating a huge amount of interest which in turn has led to a significant uplift in sales numbers, further reducing inventory.” »

Clarges Mayfair This super prime landmark development now has just a few select three-bedroom, three bathroom apartments remaining. Designed by award-winning international architect, Squire & Partners, it complements the surrounding architecture of prized Piccadilly landmarks, including The Ritz Hotel and The Wolseley, through the use of traditional Portland stone with contemporary detailing. Internationally renowned Martin Kemp Design has spearheaded the interiors throughout the development, including wellness facilities that rival the world’s finest five-star hotels. From £4.25m / €4.7m / $5.4m Wetherell

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£6.95m / €7.7m / $8.77m Chestertons

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55 Park Lane Once two separate properties, a threebedroom apartment and a one-bedroom apartment, this stylish home has been transformed by the previous owners into a spacious lateral residence which has been beautifully interior designed. The restored apartment is within a building opposite Hyde Park which provides a 24-hour on site concierge and security service as well as the option for underground parking. An elegant hallway leads to the four bedrooms, adjoining bathrooms and kitchen area. The spacious reception room opens out to an impressive 36-foot living and dining area, also leading to two private balconies.

£11.7m / €12.96m / $14.75m Harrods Estates

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Mayfair Park Redences With views over Hyde Park, homes at Mayfair Park Residences range from generously proportioned one-bedroom pieda-terre, two, three and four-bedroom private apartments and townhouses to an eightbedroom penthouse with a rooftop pool. Here, developer Clivedale London has partnered with Dorchester Collection to deliver the iconic hotelier's first branded residential scheme. Due to complete in Q4 2019, future residents will have access to world-class amenities including a 10,000 square feet health club with state-of-the-art gym, 24/7 Dorchester Collection concierge, a residents' chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, grocery services, in-residence dining, pet care and dog walking and sommelier expertise. From £4.25m / €4.7m / $5.4m Mayfair Park Residences www.mayfairparkresidences.com

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Bruton Place A beautifully restored and cleverly designed, Grade II listed freehold house located just off Berkeley Square. Set over three floors, the property has a modern, open-plan living space with a large reception and kitchen/dining room on the first floor that leads out to the private roof terrace via beautiful doors. The stunning master suite, with vaulted ceilings, is on the second floor, with bedrooms two and three situated on the ground floor, both with en suite shower rooms and access to a patio. £7.5m / €8.3m / $9.46m Savills

www.savills.com

Mayfair has undergone and continues to undergo a radical transformation creating a unique characterful ‘independent village’

South Street Spread over six floors (with a sizable lift servicing all floors), this five-bedroom, seven bathroom home has been meticulously refurbished. It includes a dining room, cinema room and gym as well as a substantial private garage. The property also features the finest bespoke joinery and technology, including Lutron lighting, a Control4 system, wet underfloor heating system (for instant heat) and Gaggenau kitchen appliances. £17.5m / €19.4m / $22.1m Nicolas Van Patrick

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St James’s Hotel & Club Ideally located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Mayfair, moments

from Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace, this five-star boutique hotel hosts film stars, celebrities, authors and diplomats

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taying at St James’s Hotel & Club is almost guaranteed to be a memorable experience for all the best reasons. It has 60 sumptuous guest rooms and suites, many with private balconies and fabulous views of Mayfair. Balconies are on request only and can be found in Superior, Deluxe and Executive rooms as well as in the Deluxe onebedroom suite. All bedrooms are a harmony between contemporary chic and Victorian elegance with fabric wallpaper, polished stone en suites and contemporary chic decor throughout. Whichever option you choose, the accommodation is beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. And, if you’re looking

for the ultimate in style and elegance, the hotel’s Penthouse even has a private rooftop terrace. Dining at St James’s is an absolute delight for those who appreciate excellent food in an intimate setting. Seven Park Place by William Drabble was launched there in September 2009. William was awarded one Michelin star only a year after opening the restaurant as well as four AA Rosettes. He has created his own inimitable style menu, influenced by classic French cuisine, using the best British ingredients and taking inspiration from the seasons. To reflect the style of his menu, William was heavily involved with the design and décor of Seven Park Place, an elegant space, with only 26 covers and nine tables. The restaurant uses rich colours and natural fabrics in bright, jewel inspired colours, resulting in a stunning backdrop for the perfect dining experience. www.stjameshotelandclub.com

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Artistic flair Dori Hitti, a multi-award winning Lebanese interior decorator, architect and designer, is renowned for creating high-end designs with unique twists all around the world

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Five-star achievement

Due to his vast and extensive assortment of projects, Dori’s influence and style are admired and recognised, making him one of this decade’s leading interior designers. He was selected as one of the Top 50 Middle East Talents by Architectural Digest magazine. His project HD South Villa also received the highest ranking five-star award in the 2019-2020 Best Architecture Single Residence Lebanon category of the highly prestigious Arabian Property Awards. The villa was also nominated to compete for the Best in Arabia category. Designed in collaboration with Dori’s colleague Nabil A Rjeily, HD South Villa is a private residence in South Lebanon, situated at 220 metres above sea level on a 12,000m² piece of land. The villa is built on only 30% of the total area leaving 70% of the surrounding greenery. Its concept was based on simple pure lines with maximum luminosity and skylights. Providing access to green landscaped areas in any location throughout the house, including the upper floor, was of high importance. The villa’s design has been inspired by the famous architect Miles Van Der Rohe’s projects, such as Farnsworth house and Barcelona Pavilion. Taking into consideration the modern design, the tiled roof was replaced by a ‘green’ roof with solar

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panels, to blend even more with the surrounding nature. This project is the third one to win this prestigious Arabian Property Awards’ accolade. Two other projects won last year under various categories: The Patio House: 2018-2019 Best Interior Design Single Residence Lebanon and The North

Villa: 2018-2019 Best Interior Design Private Residence Lebanon. As to the future, Dori’s vision is to grace the halls of celebrity even further. What’s more, he hopes to be able to one day attain an international name for himself that can coincide with the most famous designers of the 21st century.

Dori Hitti Architects P. O. Box 378, Zouk, Lebanon t: +961 9 217 733 e: info@dorihitti.com www.dorihitti.com

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In just three years, Christian has built

Getting restless We talk to Christian Trampedach, a young entrepreneur who has combined his passion for architecture and design with his business knowledge to become one of the strongest Instagram influencers within contemporary architecture

an audience of more than 1.1 million architecture-interested followers from all over the world. “Right now, I am growing about 9,000-10,000 followers a week on average while having one of the strongest engagement rates within the field of architecture on Instagram.” Since the Instagram magazine was founded, it has featured countless interesting architectural projects from

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and photographers. Christian advises that

was trying to find inspiration on Instagram for his work as a creative designer.

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on the content and the commitment of

content on Instagram always lacked fundamental information about the

the audience.

architects, photographers and locations. “It basically lacked information about elements

“When the content follows the essential

which could allow everybody to find more in-depth inspiration,” he explains.

rules of photography and videography, has

Christian launched Restless Architecture back in 2016 with an aim of creating a digital

one clear idea, and captivates the viewer

movement for contemporary living on Instagram. “It took quite a while to perfect the idea,”

immediately, Instagram posts and stories

he says. “I created a thorough strategy which I modified along the way. It took a lot of testing

can have a strong impact,” he says. “As an

to see what worked and what didn’t; especially because it was necessary to understand

example, I once created a story tour of a £19

Instagram's ever-changing algorithm. But, after half a year and with 100,000 followers, I really

million home in London. The architect got

felt like the idea started to be embraced by the people.”

1,600 followers from the story, and the real estate agent who was selling it got 700. So, Restless Architecture Instagram: @restless.arch www.restless.dk

it can be powerful if the content is targeted to the specific audience.” So, what are Christian’s plans for the future development of Restless? “It has to operate independently from Instagram,” he explains. “Right now, I am getting talented people onboard to create an international media hub where the vision is to make the artistic communication easier for architecture firms by being a single provider of the market's best photorealistic visualisations, award-winning architectural photographers, PR and SoMe.”

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Moving forward

Established in 1997, the real estate agency AFIL was founded on the solid skills and experience acquired by its founder Antonio da Fonseca. At the time, this amounted to more than 10 years in the real estate sector in Luxembourg and Portugal

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the solid and dynamic team is at clients’

properties for sale, rental and promotion.

disposal seven days a week, offering

After 20 years of success in Luxembourg,

services of the highest quality. Since

the agency has constantly adapted to the

its creation in 2018, AFIL Luxembourg

changing market and competition. This

continues to meet the expectations of

resulted in Antonio da Fonseca and his

a predominantly international clientele

daughter Jennifer da Fonseca opening the

by offering exceptional properties for

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sale or rental. The key to the agency’s

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the capital of the country in October 2018:

success comes from its know-how and

AFIL Luxembourg.

the satisfaction of customers throughout

A young and different company, it thrives

the years.

on innovation in the field of real estate. After eight months of opening, AFIL Luxembourg

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has joined the VIP members of the national

155, Route d’Esch, L-1471 Luxembourg

real estate media internet portals, as well as the Luxembourg real estate board. Consequently, in July this year, the agency

t: +352 26 12 38 99 e: contact@afil.lu www.afil-luxembourg.lu

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Property portfolio

Leading real estate agents across the world showcase their specially selected prime properties for sale

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Stromboli, Sily

Owned by the famous designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, this villa is on one of the most beautiful islands of the Aeolian archipelago and can be accessed by helicopter as well as by boat. The property is right by the sea with a breathtaking view of both the islet of Strombolicchio and of the volcano – famous throughout the world for its ‘Sciara di fuoco’ (Stream of Fire). The residence was created as a fusion of three typical Aeolian dwellings and follows the progress of the jagged coast of volcanic rock, surrounded by terraces and lush gardens. It covers over 500m2, including 235m2 of indoor space with seven suites, each in a different colour, and 300m2 of lawn. The villa has been renovated according to the style and taste of the two designers, who have furnished it with the same love and passion that they put into designing their collections. £5.8m / €6.328m / $7.06m Lionard Luxury Real Estate

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ENGLAND

11 Queen Street, Mayfair, London

This classic Mayfair townhouse represents the pinnacle of prestigious living and a rare opportunity to acquire an exquisitely refurbished five-bedroom residence in the elegant heart of London’s West End. It has been a private home since being built in the mid-18th century. Today, the residence has been tastefully redesigned and lavishly furnished for 21st century living by Juliette Byrne. The townhouse is now one of the greatest modern representations of London’s grandest residencies. It consists of six floors of sophisticated luxury; including a recent refurbishment of modern features that meet a variety of requirements of contemporary city living. All five bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Additionally, the house incorporates a reception room, living room, a bespoke handpainted kitchen, games room and panic room. Due to the modernity of the house, it also encompasses a lift and Smarthome system and has been expansively decorated and furnished in the most opulent manner. The many desirable features include black walnut parquet flooring, period style marble fireplaces, notably commissioned art and sculpture, silk wallpapers and a custom-made billiard table in the games room.

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As the address indicates, this is a location

Mayfair; Le Gavroche, Hibiscus and The

that is recognised worldwide as London’s

Greenhouse, to name but three. Grand

finest. For centuries, Mayfair has enjoyed

hotels, upholding standards of old-style

the reputation of an aristocratic playground

glamour, include The Connaught, The

and is the prestigious setting for private

Dorchester and The Berkeley; all of which

mansions, embassies and luxurious hotels.

have Michelin-star restaurants too.

It is surrounded by London’s famous parks,

As for shopping in ultimate style, Harrods

shopping streets and cultural landmarks,

and Harvey Nichols are within one mile,

thus being conveniently accessible to

and there are more temptations in the

and from all of London’s airports for

exclusive boutiques of Bond Street, Jermyn

international connections. Despite being

Street and South Audley Street. The Royal

conceived in the mid-18th century, 11

Academy provides a taste of high culture,

Queen Street expresses the modernity of

while London’s Theatreland is just a short

evolutionary generations.

hop by cab.

Mayfair is highly sought after, and

Price on application

for good reason. Few other London neighbourhoods can count such a celebrated array of restaurants, shops and hotels as local attractions. Many of

11 Queen Street t: +44 7888 888 865 | e: aj@11queen.com www.11queen.com

London’s Michelin-star restaurants are in

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SPAIN

Sa Puntassa Redences, Mallorca

In a wonderful location between Port d’Andratx and Santa Ponsa in Mallorca's south-west, this exclusive residential complex is being built with a total of 72 high-end units in an open and non-formal design. The Sa Puntassa Mar complex includes three buildings with 28 residences, while Sa Puntassa Island has six buildings with a further 44 residences. The 36 units with two to four bedrooms have floor spaces ranging from 138m2 – 226m2. The 20 garden units with two to four bedrooms also have their own private gardens ranging from 131m2 – 584m2. There are also 16 top-designed three to four-bedroom penthouses which range from 326m2 – 437m2 with attractive outdoor features such as roof terraces and private pools. Under each building in Sa Puntassa is a spacious underground parking facility linked

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to the residences by a lift. This enables

If walking is difficult, the magic of the

easy access as well as safe, year-round

complex can still be enjoyed because the

parking in cool conditions – a vital feature

pathways are accessible to the disabled

in Mallorca.

and easy to traverse.

Sa Puntassa has been developed by

Visitors to Sa Puntassa, not to mention

teams of experts from around the world

its residents, will become immediately

and at a consistently high level of quality.

aware of the value designers have placed

Almost all units in this excellent location

on perfectly integrating the entire complex

have both sea and mountain views from

into the beautiful natural landscape. The

their elegantly styled, private terraced

flowers and scent of local olive, almond,

areas. South-facing units look out on

lemon and apricot trees create a lush

to the beautiful island of Malgrats. All

Mediterranean-oasis atmosphere, and

amenities such as restaurants, bars and

pathways lined with water features lead to

beaches are within walking distance, while

a large, attractive pool area with chill-out

extensive landscaping, meticulous planting

areas and daybeds that invite residents to

of native greenery and attractive interior

relax and enjoy a cool drink at the pool bar.

designs offer a unique level of comfort.

In Sa Puntassa Island, residents can enjoy

Walking along Sa Puntassa's beautifully

both an upper pool and lower pool with

laid out pathways with their glorious views

sunbeds, daybeds and a pool bar, giving all

is a sheer delight at any time of the year.

the comforts of a five-star resort.

PeakOne Group Port Adriano, Local 2, 07180 El Toro, Mallorca, t: +34 971 418 820, +34 699 115 595 e: team@peakone-group.com

The same applies for sports activities along the fitness trail or time spent in the

Price range from £856,000 / €995,000 /

securely laid-out children's playground.

$1.1m to 2.5m / €2.95m / $3.3m

www.sapuntassa.com

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BLISSFUL BEACHFRONT RETREATS Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

Escape to the beach at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, an exquisite seafront destination nestled on Thailand’s golden gulf coast. Less than 200 km south of Bangkok, this exceptional low-rise resort features modern rooms and suites, captivating culinary experiences and exciting family activities, all overlooking the soft sand and glistening sea.

Nestled on the pristine shores of Phuket’s northwest coast, overlooking the endless Andaman Sea, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach provides a peaceful retreat, away from the tourist crowds. Experience authentic local culture and graceful Thai hospitality, combined with a lively pool concept, soothing spa treatments and delectable dining.

MARRIOTT HONG KONG SKYCITY 107/1 Phetkasem road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand T: +66 (0) 32 904 666 E: bookhuahin@marriott.com www.huahinmarriott.com

MARRIOTT HONG KONG SKYCITY 92, 92/1 moo 3, Sakoo, Talang, Phuket 83110, Thailand T: +66 (0) 76 625 555 E: booknaiyangbeach@marriott.com www.phuketmarriottnaiyang.com

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SECRETS OF SUCCESS

From his father’s arrival in the UK with only £2 in his pocket, to

the secrets of other successful people

interests in a £300 million plus property and business portfolio and

and the best way to capitalise on every

receiving a CBE for his services to business, a new publication, ‘Brick

opportunity. Providing property advice

by Brick: Success in Business and Life’, charts the fascinating life of Paul

and debunking myths, he passes on the

Bassi. More than the story of his career as a businessman and property

knowledge garnered over 35 years in

investor; it could be the story of any immigrant’s journey in the UK but

business to show that it is possible for

it is also an exploration into the nature of success, the secrets behind

anyone to be successful with the right

entrepreneurship, and the importance of work/life balance.

mindset and principles.

Mr Bassi uses his life experiences, from race riots and recessions to family and philanthropy, to share his philosophy on success,

Congratulations to our Salon Pvé winner!

New beginnings

We are delighted to announce that Fiona Barrett of Hermitage, Berkshire has won our free draw for a pair of

Bloomsbury Publishing £16.99 – all profits will go to Bond Wolfe Charitable Trust

Canary Wharf Group has released details of the final 75 apartments within its 10 Park Drive development in Wood Wharf. Designed by leading architects

Stanton Williams, this 345-apartment scheme is at the heart of Canary

full hospitality tickets for Salon Privé

Wharf’s new district. Due to complete at the beginning of 2020, purchasers

at Blenheim Palace. On Saturday,

will be among the first to live on the Canary Wharf estate.

September 7th, Fiona and her

Brian De’ath, Director of Residential Sales at Canary Wharf Group, comments,

companion will experience a fabulous

“Canary Wharf is already one of London’s best run estates, with a vibrant

day at the UK’s most exclusive

calendar of events and state-of-the-art facilities. Now 10 Park Drive will become

automotive garden party as well as

a striking addition to Canary Wharf’s already globally recognisable skyline, and

afternoon tea at the Palace and a

residents will soon be able to say they were there when it all began.”

guided tour of its State Rooms.

www.canarywharf.com/residential

Apex makes key hires Pioneering airspace developer Apex Airspace (Apex) has appointed Andrew Powell as Finance Director and Jonathan Smart as the Head of New Business. The appointments come as part of a rapid expansion of the company and the opening of a new central London office for the expanding workforce. Apex’s innovative approach to development is shaping the future of real estate as it has secured over £28m from the Business Growth Fund (BGF), Homes England and the Mayor of London to date. It has pioneered the use of airspace for the creation of new homes, identifying and promoting a new residential market in London worth an estimated £54bn. www.apexairspace.co.uk

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Quintessentially appoints new Director of APAC The global lifestyle real estate company, Quintessentially Estates has appointed Hong Kong-based Jonathan Benarr in the role of Director of APAC. This follows on from their recent successes, with Quintessentially Estates’ Hong Kong office approaching the HK$1billion mark in terms of real estate purchased for their clients globally. With Mr Benarr now on board, the team is aiming to close 2billion HKD of property sold in the next 12 months. He comments, “There is a huge appetite in Hong Kong for the elite level of service Quintessentially Estates provides and I am excited to be leading our growth in APAC. We will continue to pursue prestigious properties for our clients, seeking off-market and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities not available elsewhere. We will be the only London-focused letting and management company in Hong Kong, securing the highest calibre of tenant for our clients, and offering peace of mind to investors who own properties in the English capital.” www.quintessentiallyestates.com

LEADING THE WAY FOR LEEDS

Developer and asset manager, MEPC, has unveiled its newly

approved masterplan for phase two of Wellington Place. This major city centre commercial development, which is currently home to over 30 businesses, has now received permission from Leeds City Council for six further development plots. Phase two will see the addition of 830,000 square feet of Grade A office space and 250,000 square feet of residential. The confirmed plan will also see the addition of retail, health and community facilities, a 230-bedroom hotel and a multi-storey car park. When complete, Wellington Place will become one of the largest city centre regeneration projects in the region – a place where over 16,000 people will work and representing a total investment of £600 million in the city of Leeds. Paul Pavia, Head of Development at MEPC, says, “It’s fantastic news that we’ve been given approval for the updated plans for the second phase of the Wellington Place development. The site has already had such an incredible social and economic impact on the Leeds city region, with an investment of over £300 million to date and almost 5,000 people already working at the development.” www.wellingtonplace.co.uk

New CEO for Humberts Formerly Chief Operating Officer of Humberts, Tim Simmons, has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Bringing over 29 years of extensive property industry experience to the role, he has successfully been part of the growth and operations of the premier, multi-disciplinary property company for 20 years. “I was originally attracted to the Humberts' brand for its portfolio of luxury homes and heritage” says Mr Simmons, “and I am proud to be working closely with Chairman, Matt Spence, to achieve company growth and new acquisitions and partnerships, as well as keeping Humberts relevant to the modern-day consumer.” www.humberts.com Keep in touch Please email details of latest appointments, new property developments, book launches etc to news@ipropertymedia.com

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dubai

Branching

OUT

Ask anyone what image immediately comes to mind when they think of Dubai and the chances are Palm Jumeirah will be at the top of their list. We find out more about the Palm Tower Residences, Nakheel’s latest addition to this ever-evolving, stunning destination

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Residents of The Palm Tower will enjoy the very best of the high life, be it inside or outside their apartment, at ground level or 240 metres up featuring one of the world’s highest rooftop infinity pools on the 50th floor, a 51st level fine-dining restaurant and, at level 52, a public observatory called The View. The Palm Tower Residences includes spacious studios and one-, two- and threebedroom apartments, each with carefullycurated furniture, premium home appliances and high-quality finishes, with awe-inspiring views across Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s world-famous landmarks. The uppermost residences, on floors 46 and Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and

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Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, under his

room and a private balcony, offering the

vision to turn Dubai into a world-class hub

ultimate location from which to admire The

for investment, living, business and tourism.

Palm Tower’s beautiful views.

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Residents of The Palm Tower will enjoy

Dubai by adding 78 km of beachfront to the

the very best of the high life, be it inside

city’s original coastline, paving the way for

or outside their apartment, at ground level

the development of hundreds of seafront

or 240 metres up. With the five-star St.

homes, resorts, hotel and attractions.

Regis Dubai – The Palm occupying the first

Using world-class designers and

18 floors, there is no shortage of premium

engineers, Nakheel set about delivering one

dining and leisure amenities, including top

of the world’s most recognised landmarks,

flight restaurants and unrivalled health

starting with land reclamation – on a scale

and fitness facilities. The St. Regis Beach

never attempted before – in 2001. Five years

Club, with a seafront infinity pool, state-

later, the island was complete, with the first

of-the-art fitness facilities and a range of

residents collecting the keys to their new

waterfront dining options, is also nearby.

waterfront homes.

Residents can also swim with a view at the

Since then, Palm Jumeirah has continued

50th floor infinity pool, which borders all

his award-winning, globally-

to evolve, with a multitude of luxury

four of the building, or dine in the sky at the

recognised symbol of Dubai’s

residences, resorts and attractions. As

rooftop restaurant.

energy, growth and ambition

well as 1,500 beachfront villas and around

is one of the world’s most

6,000 apartments, there are 21 world-class

Mall and its 350 shops, restaurants and

sought-after places to live, work and

hotels in operation, with another 16 under

amenities, providing on-the-doorstep

visit. Spanning 560 hectares – enough to

development. There is also an abundance of

shopping, dining and entertainment, and

house 600 international football pitches

leisure destinations by Nakheel such as The

has its own Palm Monorail station offering

– Palm Jumeirah is one of the largest

Pointe, Club Vista Mare, Golden Mile Galleria,

convenient connectivity to the rest of

manmade islands on the planet, and a

The Boardwalk and Al Ittihad Park, the UAE’s

Dubai. Palm Jumeirah’s ever-increasing

vibrant, ever-growing residential, tourism

first indigenous park, which opened in 2012.

attractions and facilities, including Al Ittihad

and leisure destination. Palm Jumeirah is

The Palm Tower is connected to Nakheel

Park and its 3.2 km jogging track, are also a

a landmark in engineering, with a growing

Heights of hospitality

number of luxury residences and retail,

And now, Nakheel is taking luxury living

hospitality and leisure facilities that provide

and leisure to even greater heights with The

A limited number of apartments in The

accommodation, entertainment and

Palm Tower, a new, hotel and residential

Palm Tower is available for investment.

amenities for 78,000 residents and the

landmark at the heart of the island. This

millions of tourists who visit each year.

stunning, 240 metre, 52-storey tower

The master developer behind Palm

comprises a 289-room St. Regis hotel and

Jumeirah is Nakheel, which was appointed in

432 luxury apartments, topped off by a

2001 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin

roof level dining and recreation complex

stone’s throw away.

Nakheel t: +971 4 390 3333 www.thepalmtower.com

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Fair play Starkly beautiful and completely functional, this table has been designed to provide the best possible gaming experience

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he Statesman games table incorporates the classical great games of chess, backgammon and bridge games that are seamlessly revealed within seconds of each other. Designed and made in West London, it comes complete with score cards and stylish silver pencils. Its creator, bespoke furniture designer Stephen Skolnik, says, “With The Statesman I have

been fortunate enough to work with my team of extraordinary engineers to create a unique and functional piece. Having won the highest awards from The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers in London, Skolnik-London is excited to offer this harmonious piece to lovers of games, craftsmanship and elegance.” As its name suggests, the table has a strong presence. It is made from the very finest materials – macassar ebony veneers, highly polished nickel with traditionally suede-lined drawers, all encased in an elegant form.

Table £29,500 / €32,350 / $36,300 | Chairs £4,500 / €4,925 / $5,525 for a pair www.skolnik-london.com

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A walk on the wild side

Photos © Paul Joynson-Hicks and Exceptional Travel

This exceptional photography tour in August 2020 guarantees a unique and personal experience, offering both a rare and intimate understanding of the environments, wildlife and people visited

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apture the very best of

to return with a small group of guests who share his love for nature and wildlife.

Brazil's Pantanal alongside

Whether you are an experienced photographer looking to explore the next level

world-class photographer,

of skill or an amateur taking your first steps, this journey is designed to allow the

Paul Joynson-Hicks. Paul's

best possible chance to see jaguars in the wild as well as all the treasures of these

inimitable enthusiasm for wildlife and photography is utterly infectious. In his

extraordinary wetlands. The journey begins in Porto Jofre, one of the Pantanal’s most famous regions for

words, "I love photography, taking pictures

jaguar spotting. Staying at the simple but charming Pantanal Norte lodge, guests

and seeing the results, I love seeing a

are taken on a 20-minute boat journey to the best jaguar spotting area around and,

beautiful thing repeated on the screen.

while it can never be guaranteed that you will see these elusive creatures, in peak

It's my passion."

season to maximise the chances.

To give you a taste of what to expect,

From there a one-night stop in Campo Grande between destinations takes you to

the images on this page were taken by

the exclusive reserve of Caiman Ecological Refuge. A four-night stay here gives you

Paul during his last visit to the Pantanal

the chance to meet some of the most exciting jaguar conservationists on the continent

a few years ago. He was captivated by

and discover their strategy and plans for the future of conservation in Brazil.

what he saw and it has been his dream

www.exceptional-travel.com

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lifestyle conerge

At your SERVICE Cevalon is ushering in a new era in elite private and corporate concierge, chauffeur, travel and lifestyle management services. We meet the company’s directors who ensure that every need is met smoothly and efficiently by an extensive team of professionals

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Commenting on the company’s contemporary international concierge and lifestyle management services, Roberto Colantuono, Cevalon’s Executive Services Director, says, “We focus our individual attention to the unique requirements of our clients and their families. From holidays to education, family office to medical care Roberto Colantuono Executive Services Director, Cevalon

or the perfect gift, our experience and insight ensures nothing distracts you from enjoying your personal and family life to the full. We also believe our clients’ corporate life should run seamlessly. So, we ensure

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all office services, business arrangements, additional organisational resources and

oday, our journeys through life are more complex and intricate than ever. Even

travel are delivered at the perfect time and

for the world’s most accomplished citizens, smooth and successful progress in

place by people who are intuitively always a

business, life, nation or family is a constantly evolving challenge. Cevalon clearly

couple of steps ahead.”

understands every aspect of this challenge, with its newly expanded service

private and corporate concierge services

management services to the world’s most influential people, their businesses and families.

our executive assistants can support our

Manfred Spies, Cevalon’s Managing Director explains, “With European headquarters in

a range of discrete seamless lifestyle

new category of business. It uniquely combines contemporary international concierge with

management services. To do this we have

seamless travel and limousine services and intuitive executive assistance. This streamlines

an impeccable and trusted network of

the lives, time and travels of the world’s natural leaders and their families.”

professional services partners ranging from

“Our corporate and personal clients value our different style with its emphasis on Often before our clients know it themselves. For them, our extraordinary know-how and Managing Director, Cevalon

private, family and corporate clients with

Munich and through a network of offices in London, Riyadh and Dubai, we have created a

intuitively anticipating, understanding and delivering exactly what every moment demands. Manfred Spies

“In addition to Cevalon’s bespoke

offering which provides elite private and corporate concierge, chauffeur, travel and lifestyle

exemplary service puts them at ease and at home wherever they are in the world.”

legal to financial advisors to property and recruitment consultants.” Working seamlessly with its highly trained and professional chauffeurs, Cevalon also provides a range of bespoke, discrete and

Trouble-free travel

scalable security services. From close-

Overseen by a team of executive assistants, Cevalon operates a unique combination of

protection and body guarding teams for

luxury travel management services and an exceptional yachting and aviation charter

individuals and groups to event and property

service. The aim is to move clients, families and businesses around the world, or around the

security, the company’s expert team is

corner, in timely and efficient luxury. Cevalon’s unsurpassed global know-how ensures each

always perfectly placed to answer clients’

t: +49 89 20 500 8360

client’s destination is perfect. Be that a private island to be away from it all, or the most

needs. So wherever you are in the world, and

e: munich@cevalon.com

efficient location for a business liaison. Alongside its specialist travel and private charter

wherever you need to be, Cevalon’s best-

portfolio, Cevalon operates a best in class fleet of Mercedes limousines. Always at clients’

in-class services will surely get you there

disposal with highly trained, multi-lingual, discrete and knowledgeable drivers.

effortlessly and on time.

Cevalon

www.cevalon.com

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Limitless training These innovative fitness solutions enable you to take your workout with you wherever you go

SPACE STRETCH MAX lthough it has been designed for training

in the conditions of weightlessness, Space Stretch is also perfectly suited for the use on Earth. It enables you to carry out resistance training for eight muscle groups. This product is ideal for personal training, group training, as well as exercises performed at home or at a hotel. It takes up little space and weighs almost nothing, therefore it can easily be taken on a trip or outdoor training. Its bridge structure allows you to implement comfortable training with an individual selection of the load, while the use of an additional bar provides the possibility of diversifying the exercises.

£36 / €39.90 / $46 www.space-stretch.com

Balans Bag This multi-functional training device can be very easily unfolded, folded and taken along for a trip. The appropriate amount of water is filled with the use of a scale (from 0 to 20 kg). Contrary to what might seem, the exercises with Balans Bag are not all about weight. Due to the constantly unstable fluid, the balance of our body is permanently disturbed. The deep muscle groups, involved in this training, are constantly working on maintaining the balance. Moreover, in addition to the training of balance and coordination, which is useful during rehabilitation and for various occupational groups, such as helicopter pilots, Balans Bag also allows you to carry out a safe form of inert training, as well as classic training with the selected load. £105 / €115 / $133

www.gipara.com

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Finery

Our latest collection of fabulous pieces ranges from men’s diamond and gold shoes to stylish and elegant jewellery

Delicate drops These Mada Primavesi earrings by Kohinoor are in white gold with sapphires in three tones of pink and two kunzites which give the appearance of being violet-pink or even clear,

Going green

depending on the angle from which you look. The earrings then cascade into long drops

This fabulous ring features a sugar

with deep blue sapphires and sparkling white

loaf cabochon cut Colombian emerald

cabochon diamonds.

weighing 8.59 carats. The emerald is

£12,100 / €13,580 / $15,360

set within a halo surround of single cut

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diamonds between shoulders set with bullet cut diamonds, all in a hand-crafted platinum mount. Historically, the very finest quality emeralds have been found in Colombia, in particular three key mining areas - Muzo, Coscuez and Chivor. Stones from these locations are widely regarded to be the most beautiful and intense in colour with a purity of green unmatched by those from any other source. £155,000 / €173,900 / $196,750 www.hancockslondon.com

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL nspired by Cleopatra, the original powerful, independent woman, Cleo by New York jeweller Marli evokes her heritage, elegance and courage. With a colourful array of options, the collection features signature pyramids set into 18k gold. This full diamond Cleo slip-on bangle is available in three different sizes and a choice of yellow, rose or white gold. £22,450 / €25,200 / $28,500 www.marlinewyork.com

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OFF THE CUFF ith characteristic wit and verve, Fabergé has brought its passion for craftsmanship and inventive design to the realm of cufflinks and accessories. Impeccably crafted from the finest materials and gemstones, the collection draws inspiration from the many cufflinks, dresssets and famous cigarette cases created by Fabergé in the early 20th century. These striking cufflinks feature cabochon ruby centre stones, with red guilloché enamel, set in 18k fluted rose gold. £3,500 / €3,930 / $4,445 www.faberge.com

Out of the blue This stunning gala cocktail ring has been named the Blue Tulip. It has been crafted in 18ct white and yellow gold and set with glittering fine diamonds and a

Stepping up

mesmerising royal violet-blue Tanzanite as

Although we can’t promise diamonds on the soles of these shoes, they do have diamond encrusted AG (Angelo Galasso) logos set within 24 carat white gold on each one. They sport a classic slip-on design, which is synonymous with the label,

its centrepiece. £40,000 / €44,910 / $50,800 www.tivonjewels.com

and are made from black suede and crocodile. £22,800 / €25,595 / $28,955 www.angelogalasso.com

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Shades of nature Being a vivid green in colour, emeralds resemble the beauty of nature and are symbolic of new beginnings. This delicate

Colombian emerald and white diamond necklace is part of HYT Jewellery’s Verdure collection and resembles lush green shoots and droplets of ice on a spring morning. £118,160 / €132,600 / $150,000 www.hytjewelry.com

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Time sensitive Your choice of watch speaks volumes about your character and personal style so never settle for anything less than the best

Sporting moments The flagship of the new Design Watch Collection from Mercedes-Benz is the new Automatic-Chronograph watch for men, which is as sporty as it is functional. Its affinity to motorsport is clear from the solid black stainless steel housing and the PVD coating. The dial in black carbon fibre with a CD facet in the counter gauges impresses with steel-coloured, appliqué indices, a superimposed bezel with blue highlights in the top right quarter and also the Mercedes star in the three o'clock position. £1,416 / €1,575 / $1,765 www.daimler.com

POPS OF COLOUR

eerson has presented its first limited edition: Pop’Art. With this series of watches, French designer Alexandre Meerson fuses the design and craft of Meerson’s Altitude dress watch with his daring and vibrant interpretation of Pop Art. A maximum of 100 numbered Pop’Art pieces will be handcrafted in Switzerland to create this 2019 limited edition release. Owners can

From £23,000 / €25,660 / $28,785 in titanium

choose from six original dial designs, two different case materials

and £34,500 / €38,400 / $43,00 in solid gold

(solid gold or mirror-polished titanium), plus select their made-to-

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measure strap and personal engraving.

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WHEELS AND WAVES reitling took to the Wheels and Waves festival in Biarritz for the launch of its Premier Wheels and Waves Limited Edition watch. The brand also celebrated its links to two thrilling sports – motorcycling and surfing. The watch has been produced in both an 18k red gold version, limited to 100 pieces, and a stainless-steel version issued in a series of 500 pieces. They are set apart by their anthracite dial with golden hour markers, hour and minute hands and a red central seconds hand. From £6,100 / €6,800 / $7,630 www.breitling.com

Starring role The stars, and the time they measure, have seen many stories start and end. To mark 100 years after the start of the Russian Revolution, Fabergé presents a chronograph of revolutionary significance in the horological cosmos, paying homage to the unfinished Constellation Egg of 1917. The Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph features hours and minutes at the periphery of the dial while the chronograph function takes centre

Black to black

stage. The automatic calibre 6361,

Mysterious and discreet, the Regent Royal Black Knight is a steel

developed in partnership with Agenhor,

masterpiece set with 2,106 black diamonds on its case and bracelet

offers a new intuitive chronograph display.

using the serti neige technique. This is where different sized

It is the modern-day analogue to a Fabergé

diamonds are set side by side, playing on variations in diameter; a

egg — a mechanical opus with wonder at

skill requiring the experience of only the best craftsmen. The watch

its heart, encased in an 18k rose gold and

is elegantly completed with Backes & Strauss’ signature white ideal

titanium case. £26,200 / €29,235 / $32,800

cut diamond in the crown, known as the Jewel in the Crown.

www.faberge.com

£80,000 / €89,335 / $100,165 www.backesandstrauss.com

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Fashionably feminine The women's Sport Fashion M3 wristwatch from Mercedes-Benz combines the stainless steel housing with a feminine rose goldcoloured PVD coating, white leather strap and a white ceramic bezel. On the dial, also in white, there are highlights in the form of rose gold-coloured appliqué sections and hands, Swarovski crystals on the hour indices and the Mercedes star at 12 o'clock. £273 / €300 / $340 www.daimler.com

Silvery sunburst

The ultra-thin self-winding Ladies First Perpetual Calendar is now available in a new white-gold model that complements the rose-gold version. The diamond-set bezel deflects the light on a silvery sunburst dial with applied numerals and minute pearls in gold. A Grand Complication with incomparable feminine appeal. £74,400 / €84,360 / $93,750 www.patek.com

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Create different moods and show your home’s interiors in the best possible light with these fabulous chandeliers, pendants and lamps

Never-ending story Ancient legend paints a picture of the phoenix as a magical bird that is reborn from the ashes after dying in a show of flames. Inspired by this myth, the Phoenix ceiling lamp has different Swarovski crystal layers that create the idea of an unfinished process. The wide colour range of these crystals, as well as the possibility of combining multiple colours, allows the ideal ambiance to be created for the surrounding space. £33,090 / €37,295 / $42,080 www.castrolighting.com

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Muc to the eyes This mid-century, modern chandelier is inspired by one of jazz’s most renowned pianists, Dave Brubeck. Influenced by his piano playing ability while creating this piece, the designers have given it a timeless feel. The main body is made out of brass and covered with a gold-plated finish, which can be easily customised if wished as it’s fully handmade by skilled Portuguese artisans. £13,060 / €14,730 / $16,615 www.delightfull.eu

CENTRE OF ATTENTION classic and sleek fixture that is often used as a centrepiece, the Globe collection is of Scandinavian design and available as a one,

Moonlike glow

three, five or seven wire light. It can be

The new Luna Liberty collection is a tribute to Art Nouveau, inspired by

displayed in a variety of formations, allowing

the moon’s mysteries. Each piece is constructed of Nebulite, a specially

you to add a personal touch and creative flair to any design

developed material made of resins and fibres that mimics the uneven,

scheme. The fixture is made of the finest materials, including

softly luminescent qualities of the moon’s surface. It is available in either 35cm or 50cm dimensions in a choice of floor or pendant versions.

pure copper and brass, and the black twisted drop shown here

From £285 / €323 / $362

can be changed to a colour of your choice free of charge. £699 / €769 / $875

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Card tck Inspired by a house of cards, this Puzzle Chandelier is made of sheets of solid brass layered into a dynamic composition. Its architectural, modernist feel is warmed up by the luminous metal, making it ideal to be hung above a circular table or in a foyer. £1,950 / €2,150 / $2,450 uk.jonathanadler.com

Creative chandelier This 12-light chandelier is in the shape of a truncated octahedron and made up of 14 mild steel and brass sides. The steel

Shapely shades

A stunning modernist arrangement of converging x-y axes in an aged brass finish, the Fleming pendant light contains a slight allusion to the Bauhaus in the oblate spheroid shape of its shades. With 16 bulbs pointing in various directions, this designer piece will maximise the visual impact of an interior by increasing the light source significantly. £3,070 / €3,395 / $3,865

tiles have been given a hand-painted black

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finish which contrasts beautifully against its antiqued brass tiles. £4,500 / €4,980 / $5,665 www.blackbird-bespoke.com

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Swirling sculpture Alongside her own collections of bespoke furniture and lighting that revive the most beautiful examples from mid-century French design, Victoria Stainow continues to champion the work of new and global designers. Her latest collaboration is with New Yorker, Bill Sullivan who for more than four decades, has created sculptural pieces in a range of materials from carved wood to cast bronze and plaster. Sculptured

Perfect balance

lighting forms such as this Rochelle pendant light in cast plaster resin

The ultimate in the art of urban living, De Padova creates

£5,760 / €6,375 / $7,260

can be hung singly or in tiers of graduate sizes. www.victoriastainow.com

a magical mix of Italian craftsmanship with Scandi cool and Japanese minimalism. This Elementi light designed by Elena Ossino is a metaphysical balance, available in multiple different shapes and sizes to suit any space. £2,462 / €2,782 / $3,130 www.depadova.com

GOLDEN GLORY arkus Benesch looked for inspiration in the Greek mythology of the Golden Fleece when designing this stunning light. The myth is that a prince named Phrixus was given a golden ram as a gift from the king of gods, Zeus. When it died, Phrixus wove the most magnificent and precious drapery of all – the Golden Fleece. Using simple yet refined raw brass elements, this installation pushes the boundaries of brass manufacturing and latest LED technology. The result is an interwoven chandelier featuring rigorous architectural forms. £19,320 / €21,390 / $24,350

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The Elite, Green Retreat by the Sea

Presenting Al Murooj, a high-end district within King Abdullah Economic City, offering luxury residential properties paired with world-class leisure and lifestyle amenities. Winner of The International Property Award, Saudi Arabia – Best Mixed-Use Development. Situated within the desert of Qadimah, Al Murooj enjoys a uniquely spectacular setting in a prime location beside the crystal blue waters of the Red Sea. It is a premium, gated mixed-use development comprising of three residential communities – Golf, Beach and Al-Manazel – each offering their own unique benefits, as well as a distinct lifestyle experience. Al Murooj is located in the heart of the city, easily accessible from Jeddah and the surrounding region via a number of transport links like the Jeddah Highway and the Haramain High Speed Rail (HHR) network. Numerous public transport options are available within the city, including buses, taxis and bikes.

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Andrea Marechal Watson harvests autumn exhibitions in Giverny, Aarau (Switzerland), Edinburgh, London, Venice, Oxford and Hamburg

Ker-Xavier Roussel In the meadow of L'Etang-la-Ville | ca 1928 Private Collection

Private Garden, Dreamed Garden A group of young American artists descended on Giverny, the home of the great impressionist Claude Monet, at the turn of the 19th century establishing a colony there. One indeed, Theodore Butler, was lucky enough to woo and marry the great man's stepdaughter Susanne Hoschede. So many came to paint haystacks and poppy fields that the American Terra Foundation built a museum in Giverny to

Photos © Anne-Claude Barbier

Ker-Xavier Roussel Moonlight on the Sea | 1941 Pastel on paper Private Collection

house their works. In 2005 this was transferred to the French government and renamed (somewhat oddly) the Giverny Museum of Impressionisms. A new exhibition devoted to Ker-Xavier Roussel (1867–1944) includes 100 paintings that take you from his decorative Nabis period works to strange pastoral scenes of half-naked woman, children, nymphs and fauns in the lush and now lost landscapes which the impressionists so adored. Of course, you will be bound to visit the home and gardens of Monet which are on the doorstep. Until November 11th at the Museum of Impressionisms, Giverny, France

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Oil on Canvas Private Collection

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Christoph Hefti World Mask 2014 | Dyed wool, natural wool and silk

MASKS IN PRESENT DAY

Courtesy MANIERA

Gauri Gill

eople have worn masks since the dawn of history. Hunters

Untitled | Pigment print on archive paper

adopted the fearsome horns of animals, carnival goers delighted

Cindy Sherman

in the secrecy they lent to their revelry, actors and playwrights

Untitled

make endless use of the mask. Ethnographic art is a particularly

Cibachrome Until January 5th at the Aargauer

rich place to look for examples but the Aargauer Kunsthaus

Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland.

show avoids ethnological and historical examples and focuses on

Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures

www.aargauerkunsthaus.ch

contemporary works to explore all levels of this interesting subject.

Baselitz – Richter – Polke – Kiefer

THE EARLY YEARS OF OLD MASTERS

The figurative paintings of Baselitz, Richter, Polke and Kiefer challenged the primacy of abstraction in the 1960s and as we learn from this show helped pave the way for a new positive image of post-war Germany. Curated by Götz Adriani, a close friend of the

Distribution of bread Fresco wall panel in House of the Baker | AD 40–79 Pompeii Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

Until January 19th at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK www.ashmolean.org

artists, the 100 works reflect and explore an era that we look back on nostalgically as the Swinging Sixties. From September 13th to January 5th 2020 at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

www.deichtorhallen.de

Gerhard Richter Nurses | 1965 | Oil on canvas | Kunstmuseen Krefeld | © Gerhard Richter

Last Supper in Pompeii When Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, the

Even in death, they were obsessed with

people of Pompeii were doing what

food, burial chests show them as reclining

Romans loved best – eating, drinking

banqueters feasting in the afterlife.

and producing food from the many

The exhibition includes a recreated

kitchen gardens and vineyards serving

Roman dining room or triclinium with

the city. Last Supper in Pompeii explores

frescoes from the House of the Golden

this ancient Italian love affair through

Bracelet, mosaics, silver dinnerware and

exquisite mosaics, wall paintings, statues

a statue of Apollo bearing a tray of food

and objects, many never seen outside

as well as a filthy kitchen where the food

Italy before.

was prepared by slaves. The exhibition

They range from the spectacular

closes with the now-famous ‘resin lady’ of

furnishings of the Roman dining room to

Oplontis who had taken refuge in one of

food carbonized as the volcano erupted.

the storerooms – a gruesome relic.

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Olafur Eliasson Beauty | 1993 Spotlight, water, nozzles, wood, hose, pump Photo: Anders Sune Berg Courtesy of the artist

Olafur Eliasson

In Real Life Those lucky enough to have seen the Tate's Turbine Hall installation The

Weather Project in 2003 have a second chance to experience the magic of the Icelandic artist. His genius is in creating immersive installations using light, water, colour, mist, mirrors, smoke etc in which the interaction of the visitor can be as important as the work of art. More than two million people visited The Weather Project – many returning to experience it a second time. Eliasson, who now lives in Berlin, a city he says has gone from being radical to

Olafur Eliasson

'conventional', engages closely with issues of climate change and the environment as Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Einar Thorsteinn | Model room | 2003 Wood table with steel legs, mixed media models, maquettes, prototypes Photo: Anders Sune Berg | Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Until January 5th,

to re-take a series of photos of glaciers in

Tate Modern,

Iceland. You can guess the outcome of the measurements.

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well he might. A recent undertaking was

London, UK www.tate.org.uk

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Martin Margiela Sale

ART FAIRS

Dates for your diary this autumn Berlin Art Week 11th – 15th September Venues across Berlin, Germany Martin Margiela Sale 20th September Sotheby's Paris Exhibition Online sale 19th September – 1st October Art on Paper 25th – 27th October Bozar Centre, Brussels, Belgium Art International 27th – 29th September Kongresshaus Zurich, Switzerland PAD 30th September – 6th October Berkeley Square, London, UK The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 30th September – 6th October Battersea Park, London, UK

Joana Vasconcelos Gateway at Jupiter Artland Photo by Allan Pollok-Morris

A Bigger Splash in Scotland A swimming pool as art? Portuguese

Gateway was commissioned for the Jupiter Artland sculpture park

artist Joana Vasconcelos has gravitated

created by philanthropist art collectors Robert and Nicky Wilson.

toward 'fairground art' in her rise to fame

The 100-acre park is reputed to contain leylines connecting

since the 2005 Venice Biennale where

ancient sacred and spiritual sites. "Gateway is a big splash that

she made headlines with her 20 foot high

invites the public to immerse in a joyful and spirited dimension,

chandelier composed of 25,000 tampons.

leading to a connection with the energy of the Earth," says Ms

Now heading a celebrated atelier in Lisbon

Vasconscelos. The pool, a permanent commission, was briefly

with 60 artisans, she has helped revive

open to the public for swimming during the August Edinburgh

traditional local crafts.

festival but has now reverted to a permanent exhibit that brings

The pool, Gateway, is a vibrant mosaic

the vibrant colours of Portugal to Scotland.

of 11,366 hand painted and glazed tiles

Until September 29th at Jupiter Artland, Near Wilkieston,

from a 100-year old Portuguese factory.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Frieze & Frieze Masters London 3rd – 6th October Regent's Park, London, UK

www.jupiterartland.org

SCULPTURE IN VENICE

Northern Antiques Fair 3rd – 6th October International Centre, Harrogate, UK

isiting Venice at any time of the year poses problems and the biannual Biennales

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 3rd – 6th October Somerset House, London, UK

make matters worse. Getting a hotel, booking a table at a decent restaurant, negotiating the crowds, avoiding the increasingly daunting acqua altas are all part of the fun. With climate change, the high waters have become

Ink Asia 4th – 7th October Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

increasingly unpredictable but usually they don't begin until

Asia Now Paris Asian Art Fair 16th – 20th October Paris, France

foremost hyperrealist sculptor – is showing 12 new outdoor

October so September is the perfect time to catch the last rays of the famed art festival. This autumn, New York based artist Carole Feuerman – a sculptures in the Giardini Marinaressa. My personal favourite is The Thinker, a homage to Rodin but with a climate change twist most suitable for Venice – this thinker is a swimmer

Affordable Art Fair 31st October – 3rd November Amsterdam, Netherlands

wearing a golden bathing cap lost in contemplation and – a whimsical thought – preparing to dive into the troubled waters of another year of climate change. Until November 22nd at the Giardini Marinaressa, Venice

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Two award-winning interior designers offer advice on creating the perfect home cinema environment

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Taking centre stage

Mohamed Mahmood, founder and managing director of Beckett Interiors

Blackout blinds were added to allow the living room to be transformed easily into a space perfect for movie nights

A focal point is one of the most important features of any design; it adds balance to the room and draws the eye into a space before allowing it to wander around and savour the rest of the space. In today’s day and age, the media unit tends to be one of the biggest and most important focal points, especially in a family living room. For this project, we wanted our client’s gadgets to be incorporated into a media unit that looked stylish and which also hid all unsightly wires. Another vital aspect of the design was making sure that the TV itself was positioned at the perfect height and ideal angle in order to ensure the best viewing experience for the family. Blackout blinds were added to allow the living room to be transformed easily into a space perfect for movie nights. To offset the TV screen and create an alternative focal point, we made sure it was surrounded by plenty of family photos, books and items that the clients have collected during their travels around the world. » www.beckettinteriors.com

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Personaling your viewing

Zoe Allen, design manager of Swiss Bureau Interior Design Designing a home cinema is all about tailoring the space to the people using it. It is as much about aesthetic as it is about function that is uniquely you. Creating a private home theatre presents the opportunity to personalise any movie experience distinctive to the user’s personality and includes an enthralling mix of video display options, lighting, and loudspeakers - all components that are essential to creating a truly authentic cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home.

Key things to consider even before drawing out the design concept are whom you will be designing the space for: is it for a family with young children who can’t seem to sit still for long periods of time? This might mean copious amounts of space will be needed for them to roll around and play. Will they be playing Wii Fit or is this an idea sprouted by a modern young couple’s dream of an entertainment centre, where they might request integrated wine coolers into the seating? Who will be using it? These are the type of questions we ask when designing a home cinema fit for our client’s wishes and lifestyle needs. For our recently completed chalet in Megéve, France, we wanted to create a warm and cosy environment throughout the space with sleek wooden interiors and warm colours. The space, which emulates a modern ski resort intended for multiple families or group of friends getting together for a snowy escapade includes a full movienight option located in the basement. The home cinema room provides a spacious sophisticated addition to the rest of the chalet with darker colours and vital blackout curtains. It is fully encased with wooden wall panels and decorative acoustic wall panels to further absorb the hidden surround sound systems incorporated into the design. To further portray a comfortable home-like setting, large spacious sofas and wall art were embraced to create a pleasantly inviting home cinema fit for everyone. www.sb-id.com

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Bright IDEAS

The award-winning interior design company Alexander Valentine Atelier takes pride in adopting a multidisciplinary approach to its wide array of projects

E AVA Alexander Valentine Atelier 558 King’s Road, Fulham, London SW6 2DZ, United Kingdom t: +44 20 7371 8356 | e: office@alexandervalentineatelier.co.uk www.alexandervalentineatelier.co.uk

stablished 15 years ago, Alexander Valentine Atelier (AVA) creates immersive environments and has a passion for exploring the unknown. The company has been providing an interior design and build service to companies all over the globe, and crafts a wide array of project types. These range from hospitality, residential and food and beverage to product, yacht, and set design. Creating a unique and individual concept for each project is fundamental to AVA’s successful design approach. From the big picture to the last detail, the aesthetic story informs and drives the design. The seamless synergy of technology, craftsmanship and design is reflected in the firm’s creative environments that often combine high-end technology, hand crafted objects, special effects, bespoke fixtures and furniture. Key to the atelier’s success is the unique design and build service that AVA provides to businesses, developers and home owners. The company’s discerning clientele takes advantage of a full scope creative and project management service that allows them to receive a turnkey solution with every last detail included. In order to offer its full scope of services, AVA employs a full-time staff of 31 people. Currently the team is handling build projects including high-end residential, hotels, restaurants and bars, at locations such as Los Angeles, London, Germany and Norway. The firm’s recent awards include the International Hotel Awards 2019-2020; A’Design Awards 2019; the German Design Award 2020 and the Restaurant and Bar Awards.

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Fuel economy and CO2 results for the Maserati Levante Trofeo in mpg (l/100km) combined: †20.6 (13.7) to 21.4 (13.2). *CO2 emissions: †319 - 308 g/km. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. *There is a new test used for fuel consumption and CO2 figures. The CO2 figures shown however, are based on the outgoing test cycle and will be used to calculate vehicle tax on first registration. †Data corresponds to tests executed in compliance with Regulation (EU) 2017/1151, however homologation as of 9th August 2019 is not yet completed, consequently data may be subject to further adjustment.

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he Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations-developed XE SV Project 8 has demonstrated its breadth of performance capability by setting the fastest Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time for a four-door

production car again: 7 minutes 18.361 seconds. This new officiallyverified time on the 20.6km (12.8-mile) lap is 2.9 seconds faster than Project 8’s previous benchmark set in November 2017 and seven seconds faster than any other four-door production car has achieved. The production-specification two-seat Track Pack version of Project 8 had its height-adjustable twin-spring coil-over suspension set in ‘track’ ride height, with adjustable front splitter and carbon fibre rear aerodynamic wing positioned for maximum downforce and stability. Powered by the most highly tuned 600PS version of Jaguar’s 5.0-litre Supercharged V8, the all-wheel-drive Project 8 is capable of 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 200mph. It also features a fully-enclosed flat underbody for enhanced aerodynamics. Production of the limited-edition Project 8 will finish this year with three distinct four-door specifications available. From £149,995

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ELECTRIC BEATS PETROL at Goodwood Festival

oodwood Festival of Speed is the world’s largest automotive garden party. The first took place in 1993 with a small crowd attending, 26 years later the four-day event sees hotel rooms nearby charge over £1,000 due to the scale of demand. Over 600 cars powered by steam, petrol, diesel and electricity take part with famous racing drivers hoping to secure the record for the fastest time up the hill. The record was taken this year by the Volkswagen ID.R driven by two-time Le Mans 24 Hours-winner Romain Dumas in just over 41 seconds. The record had remained unbroken since 1998 when a Formula 1 McLaren driven by Nick Heidfeld managed the same hill half a second slower.

and tell us which car or cars you would most like to experience.

There was a special tribute to Michael Schumacher with a large collection

You can include up to three cars

of F1 cars he drove over his illustrious racing career on display. Other highlights included the Moving Motor Show, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar

and we will do our best to get

Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, Cartier Style et

you behind the wheel of the car of your choice.

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Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.

motorsport/goodwood-revival

If you missed the Festival of Speed tbut still want to enjoy motorsport at

Race

Goodwood then attend the Revival taking place on September 13th to 15th.

Ferraris flood North Yorkshire racetrack

Flying Scot relives his 1969 Btish Grand Px victory

The newly resurfaced Croft circuit in North Yorkshire saw more Ferraris turn up than probably

As one of the major highlight’s at this year’s record-breaking Silverstone Classic, racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart returned to the home of British motorsport to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his

any time in the racetrack’s history. An impressive 488 Challenge cars had to deal with numerous showers which made driving conditions very tricky.

first British Grand Prix victory at the Northamptonshire circuit back in July 1969. Marking the golden anniversary of that magical milestone – a win that propelled the Flying Scot

The weekend racing was pure Ferrari and The

towards the first of his three world championship titles – Stewart was back behind the wheel of his

Ferrari Owners Club organised additional races

race-winning blue Matra MS80-02 for some evocative laps on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

with a host of modified road and track cars built

The Scot was also happily reminiscing with some of the 100,000+ visitors to the Classic and back on the Silverstone podium, this time to present prizes to the winners of the event’s pair of blue-riband retro F1 races featuring glorious DFV-powered Grand Prix cars dating back to the sport’s

between the 1970s and 1990s.There is one more chance to see the cars race at Silverstone on September 21st and 22nd.

halcyon epoch between 1966 and 1985.

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you find yourself on a greasy field or in a

Also does TRACKDAYS

flash flood it will leave almost all the other cars behind while still being able to turn muddy heads and faces. Downsizers leaving behind their mansion and five-car garage for an apartment can trade in all their other cars

Stuart Shield reports his findings on the new Lamborghini Urus

and just have the Urus. It will do all the tasks of the most eclectic collection of cars. I cannot think of one other SUV that would

amborghini is famous for producing

mountains and other obstacles. The

the most striking supercars and

result is usually agricultural. Although

one of its first is still, to many, the

Lamborghini has built outstanding tractors

FACTS & FIGURES

racing circuit on a track day.

most beautiful car ever designed, the

for many years, only one of its cars has ever

Miura. So why did Lamborghini think it

resembled a utility transport – and it is not

4-litre V8, bi turbo powerplant

the Urus.

delivering 650hp

could also produce the world’s most beautiful SUV? Many car companies

The car is a revelation, it’s a pumped-up

through eight gears

have tried and failed to produce an

supercar and not only looks amazing, it also

attractive off-roader.

performs brilliantly both on and off road. I

4-wheel drive

am sure owners will not be heading for the

system weighted

The problem stems from the ground clearance required for a vehicle to climb

Himalayas the first chance they get but if

be completely at home tearing around a At the 2019 Silverstone F1 Grand Prix, I was directed across a farm track to get to the single track was rutted and lumpy. Any

hospitality parking and the rough concrete normal supercar would have grounded its carbon fibre diffuser or rear splitter en route. I decided to take a detour straight across the field and it was surprisingly hilly. The Urus

toward the

ANIMA dynamic driving selector offered me

rear wheels

everything from racetrack to sand and bog settings and I was able to navigate the 4-litre

3.3 seconds to 60mph

bi-turbo, 650 horsepower, eight-geared supercar to my parking area ahead of the pack. It was amusing to watch the faces of

Capable of

the drivers stuck in the queue as I sailed off

19 miles

into the long grass to park.

to the gallon

On my return from enjoying excellent hospitality and watching a rather dull race,

UK price around

£167,000

I noticed the parked-up Urus had attracted a crowd of admirers. The striking red and carbon fibre bodied Lamborghini had captured the hearts of F1 fans. Perhaps Lamborghini should also consider Formula 1

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SALON PRIVÉ

Cars, charisma & champagne

Now in its 14th year, Salon Privé is the UK’s most exclusive automotive garden party, located at Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family

aking place from Thursday,

It is a spectacular setting for this

September 5th to Sunday, September

boutique automotive occasion where the

8th this year, Salon Privé is a must-

latest two and four-wheeled innovations

attend event for any car enthusiast or aficionado. As a partner Concours

are shown in all shapes and sizes – super cars, classic cars, hyper cars and even

to the elite Peninsula Classics Best of the

flying cars are presented alongside

Best Award which recognises the finest

a fabulously eclectic mix of luxury

classic car events in the world, Salon Privé

sectors. These include fashion, jewellery,

welcomes some of the most respected and

accessories, helicopters, boats, gunsmiths,

renowned classic car collectors from across

pens, private yacht and jet charter and

the globe, all of whom compete for the

many others.

prestigious Best in Show. Alongside them, more than 80 of the

Now a firm fixture on the social calendar, Salon Privé is an elegant, relaxing social

finest automotive and luxury brands

occasion offering its guests the finest dining

present their very latest products on

experience with lobster served for luncheon,

the beautifully manicured lawns of this

Pommery Champagne and afternoon tea

fine stately home which is referred to as

and, with four days to choose from, it has

‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’.

something for everyone.

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Starbuckers and joined my table to drink his latte. Before long we swapped some stories and discovered we had some mutual contacts. He had another Rolls-Royce kept in Marbella – two more than me as my press

QUIET OPULENCE Taking the wheel of the new Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge is quite an experience as Stuart Shield discovers

I

t’s hard to believe there is a V12

car was only on loan. The Dawn Black Badge has the most

twin turbo engine under the

powerful engine in the range which

bonnet; I pushed the start button

develops just under 600 HP from the 12

then thought I needed to call the

cylinder engine. The huge torque thrusts

RAC. No need, the engine was fired up and

you from standstill in the same way as

idling yet I could neither hear nor feel it.

an electric car, yet refuelling takes much

Although rain was forecast, the roof came

less time than the many hours needed to

down and tucked neatly away while the 6.6

recharge. It is also surprisingly fuel efficient

litre engine soon delivered warm air from

and there was plenty left in reserve when

the classic chromed vents.

we crossed the Tyne Bridge.

We headed north and I still couldn’t

The route south two days later was

hear the engine – but what’s the need? A

broken by an overnight stay at Grimston

long journey can be tedious if the engine

Park, a Grade II* mansion dating from the

interferes with your favourite radio station

early 1600s designed by the architect

or the sound of the breeze. The rev counter

Decimus Burton. My host was so impressed

displayed power left in reserve and quite

with the car, he called a good friend of

often sat close to the 100 per cent marker,

his who is a long term Rolls-Royce owner

even at speeds that could set off the

and enthusiast. Just 30 minutes after our

dozens of speed cameras along the A14

arrival, Trevor Komaromy and his 1927

bypassing Cambridge.

‘Twenty’ rolled up the drive. His car is one

A comfort break was needed and

of only 30 built and has an electric phone

a roadside Starbucks appeared in the

for passengers to talk to the chauffeur.

distance. I sat by the window and admired

Trevor has owned his car over 47 years

the view of the car’s satin black bodywork

and proudly told me that it has never

which contrasted well with the red soft top.

once ‘failed to proceed’, including a recent

It was the only Rolls-Royce in the car park

2,000 mile run to Venice and back. Having

for about five minutes until another pulled

driven the Dawn for just four days I can

in and parked next to mine. Somehow the

understand why any owner might not want

owner picked me out from all the other

to let a car like this go.

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Ocean-going

HOMES

With today’s state-of-the-art designs, there’s no reason why your floating abode should be any less comfortable than your residence on dry land

Picture: Winch Design

uying a boat is very much like choosing a property, there are many things to take into consideration before making a final decision. Jim Dixon, Winch Design’s Director of Yachts and Aviation, advises that, first and foremost, it is most important to think of the function of the superyacht. “Due to today’s technological advancements, they can be anything you choose them to be,” he says. “We consider design from a 360-degree perspective.”

Established in 1986 by Andrew Winch and his wife Jane, Winch Design has grown to be an awardwinning multi-disciplinary design studio. Beginning its design journey with a 36-foot sailing boat, the company has now designed and delivered some of the world’s most iconic superyachts, private jets and residences. Today, the team comprises of over 100 designers, naval architects, 3D visualizers, merchandisers and support staff. Winch Design holds a number of awards and records having designed and delivered the largest yacht in the world by volume, the biggest private residence in London as well as the largest private jet to hit the skies.

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“This summer we have three yachts delivering, each of entirely different character to one another and each one industry leading in its own right,” explains Mr Dixon. “The iconic 80m M/Y Excellence features a striking and angular American Eagle bow and her silhouette is more synonymous with that of a spaceship rather than the typical superyacht. The 111m M/Y Tis is an unequivocally elegant superyacht; her palatial interiors taking inspiration from iconic residences around the globe. Last

but not least, the 67m M/Y Aurora Borealis takes inspiration from nature and the surrounding skies.” He says that the superyachting landscape is unrecognisable from 10 years ago as the fleet is larger, more capable and more luxurious. Curved interior corridors and spaces are taking the place of long corridors with adjoining cabins. Typically, dark, high gloss wood has been used on the interior of yachts, however now you can expect to see a huge diversity of materials on board, including rare marbles, agates and aluminium. “Clients now expect their home at sea to be able to function in the same way as their home on land,” continues Mr Dixon, “they expect a synergy and flow between the two and are more

ambitious when dreaming up their design. Some of our clients are no longer content with simply mooring up in the most beautiful parts of the Mediterranean, but want their superyachts to be robust, explorer type yachts, with hulls capable of cruising through ice, a higher crew capacity to facilitate extended periods of time at sea, and the capability to house the most adventurous of exploration toys such as helicopters, tenders and submarines.” Finally, and most importantly, Mr Dixon highlights the recognition and investment being put into ecologically viable and sustainable methods of yacht production and propulsion. “Our designers are seeing a resurgence in the interest of luxury sailing yachts which produce no carbon emissions when under sail. The future of superyachting lies in hydrogen fuel cell technology and Winch Design has recently signed a deal with an internationally recognised and pioneering technology leader who develop and deploy energy-efficient products and systems. Pending the right project and client, Winch Design would be on its way to deliver the first hydrogen fuel-cell powered superyacht on the market.” www.winchdesign.com »

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Although we welcome seasoned sailors ready to take the helm, no previous sailing experience is needed as many of the boats can be rented with an onboard captain RATINGS The most popular sailing destinations this summer according to Click&Boat bookings were: For UK clients Joint 1st Spain and Italy

25% each 3rd France

17% 4th Croatia

13% 5th Greece

10% 6th Other destinations

10% (including Malta, Portugal, UK, Turkey and USA) For US clients 1st Italy

31% 2nd France

28% 3rd Croatia

14% 4th Spain

10% 5th Greece

7% 6th United States

4%

Vacational voyages If the thought of a sailing holiday appeals but you’d rather not take the plunge and invest in your own boat, both experienced and novice sailors, or those with no previous experience at all, can hire boats via Click&Boat. The company’s co-founder, Edouard Gorioux, explains, “For those interested in taking to the seas during their holiday, Click&Boat has over 30,000 boats available to rent in over 50 countries worldwide. Although we welcome seasoned sailors ready to take the helm, no previous sailing experience

is needed as many of the boats can be rented with an onboard captain.” With unspoilt bays and charming villages, Spain and Italy have been revealed by the online boat hire platform as the most popular destinations for British travellers taking a sailing holiday this summer. Looking at the bookings of 3,300 UK boating enthusiasts, 25% planned to travel to Italy and the same percentage to Spain for a boating trip, with the picturesque island of Ibiza claiming the top spot as the most popular destination overall.

7th Montenegro

2% 8th Other destinations

4%

According to Click&Boat, the average length of a sailing trip for UK holidaymakers is four days, with those travelling to Croatia and Greece usually hiring a boat for longer than those who visit Spain. The most popular type of boats for UK holidaymakers this summer were motorboats and sailboats, but the website has also witnessed an increase in the demand for catamarans, especially by those who are planning to spend an extended period of time at sea. As for the US, the most popular destinations for sailing are Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Marina del Rey, Seattle, Newport Beach, Annapolis and Chicago. Although the percentage of bookings in the US is relatively small as Click&Boat has more boats located in Europe, the number of US boats is rapidly increasing. www.clickandboat.com

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Celtic connections We explore a number of nations that are renowned for their Celtic history and culture

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here are six Celtic nations – Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man - all with their own languages. Each one is rightly proud of its heritage and offers stunning locations and fabulous properties. Here, we look into the appeal of four of those listed and highlight some of their homes currently on the market. 

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Why Scotland?

“Scotland as a whole is highly sought after as the countryside varies dramatically and all purchasers have their own preferences from the remote Highlands to the rolling Perthshire countryside and down to the Borders,” says Emma Chalmers of Galbraith. “The west coast is always of great interest with its beaches and dramatic scenery. “The appeal of the Scottish estate endures and on average there are about 12-15 estates changing hands per year. The weak pound can be attributed by some as the reason for the increased appeal of the Scottish estate by foreign buyers but equally the undisturbed remoteness held by most are a big attraction, not only from the foreign purchaser but also those from the UK. “More and more estates are sold privately as owners do not wish the sale to be accompanied by intrusive media coverage, speculation or general comment. The most soughtafter estates are those with a sporting element such as a stretch of fishing, a low ground shoot and some hill ground, with a principal house or lodge in a good state of repair. “The country house with perhaps five to 25 acres, also continues to appeal. Those commutable to the cities are in great demand as the country life with perhaps horses, gardens, beekeeping or indeed some livestock has grown in popularity. Perthshire is in high demand as it is generally highly convenient for Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee with its rolling countryside and good proximity to small towns; Auchterarder is very popular and has the five-star Gleneagles Hotel with Michelin-starred restaurant and three championship golf courses on its doorstep. “Other towns with the draw of golf are St Andrews and Troon, both very desirable with their famous golf courses and costal locations. In Inverness-shire the Black Isle is in demand and properties with access to a loch or river will command a premium. Buyers also choose Scotland for its traditions and history being one of the draws of Ayrshire where there are several places with a connection to Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard, who was born in Alloway. “Currently the market is very buoyant, with fierce competition for realistically priced property in scenic rural locations. Country properties with five to 10 acres of land offer an enviable rural lifestyle at a price which is far more affordable than for example, parts of the south of England, with a pace of life difficult to beat.”

The Garabal Estate, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Garabal includes 4,367 acres and offers an opportunity to develop and capitalise on the inherent potential of the estate as well as enjoying the benefits of a maturing productive forest. It has a mixture of mainly afforested lower slopes running the length of its southern and eastern boundaries and open hill deer forest which dominates the northern two thirds of the estate. There are also two elevated lochs, Lochan Srath Dubh-uisge and Lochan Beinn Damhain, which offer wild trout and char fishing opportunities. Garabal also has sporting potential and permission to build a new house overlooking Loch Lomond which is within a National Park and steeped in the history of Scottish clans. £2.85m / €3.13m / $3.51m Bidwells

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Holme Rose, Croy, Inverness

Once home to war hero Lord Gordon Campbell of Croy, who became Prime Minister Edward Heath's Secretary of State for Scotland between 1970 - 1974, Holme Rose is an A-listed Georgian country house and amenity estate. Within the beautiful Nairn Valley, close to the Moray Firth, it has stunning views over the estate grounds to the River Nairn. The accommodation includes three

Also included in the sale are three estate cottages, the Gate Lodge and two detached

reception rooms, eight principal bedrooms

dwellings, along with two further cottages

and four bathrooms, as well as two flats

which require complete refurbishment.

located on the first floor with a further six

£2.35m / €2.58m / $2.894m

bedrooms combined.

Galbraith

www.galbraithgroup.com

Robgill Tower, Kirtlebdge, Dumfes & Galloway Located in an idyllic setting near the historic Scottish town of Gretna, famed for its runaway weddings, this six-bedroom house has been sympathetically restored to create modern interiors, yet with a period feel. It includes extensive equestrian facilities and about 38 acres of land, as well as an indoor pool and gym facilities. Ideal for entertaining, the lower ground level has a magnificent kitchen and breakfast room. The vaulted dining room provides a wonderful traditional backdrop to contemporary dining and creates a truly historic ambience. The ground floor has the principal reception rooms including a beautiful drawing room. A separate twobedroom gate lodge and six-car garage complete the picture. £1.9m / €2.08m / $2.34m Galbraith

www.galbraithgroup.com

Glenborrodale Castle, Acharacle, Highland An A-listed Scots baronial mansion in grounds of about 132.99 acres including the Isle of Risga. The five-storey castle, with panoramic views over Loch Sunart and the Isles of Carna and Oronsay, dates from 1902 and is built of red Dumfriesshire sandstone. On its south front the ground floor is high above ground level and opens on to a balustrade terrace. Curved flights of stairs descend to further garden terraces. Additional buildings include a Gate Lodge, detached Coach House, gym, boathouse and jetty. Offers over £3.75m / €4.1m / $4.61m BellIngram

www.bellingram.co.uk

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Scotland as a whole is highly sought after as the countryside varies dramatically and all purchasers have their own preferences

One of the most iconic buildings in Edinburgh just moments from Haymarket station, this former college is set amidst 18

The Playfair at Donaldson’s, Edinburgh

acres of grounds dominated by the central Playfair building. A stunning quadrangular construction built in the 1840s, it is designed in the style of an Elizabethan palace. Now sensitively restored, this majestic building has been converted into a range of outstanding apartments and communal spaces; all within a landscaped setting. From £252,500 / €277,260 / $310,950 – £1.695m / €1.86m / $2.09m City & Country

www.cityandcountry.co.uk

Apartments range from studios to three-bedroom residences and marry the best of the old and the new, with a mix of original features such as large historic windows, fireplaces and cornices, alongside a contemporary specification. Facilities include underground parking, full use of the maintained grounds and a concierge service.

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uk & ireland SCOTLAND STAY

Kinross House Steeped in history and grandeur, this five-star mansion and

its fabulous estate on the banks of Loch Leven provides one of Scotland’s finest and most beautiful destinations

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he intimate setting of Kinross House offers an unparalleled gourmet experience, catering for guests individually, depending on their every need. It has 14 uniquely designed en suite bedrooms and is ideally suited to host gatherings, parties and meetings for up to 28 guests. Small, elegant dinner parties can be held in the dining room for up to 34, while banquets for up to 90 can be staged in the Grand Salon. The Coach House on Kinross House Estate was built in 1680 and actually pre-dates Kinross House. Extensive refurbishment of this historic stables courtyard was completed in 2015. The Coach House comprises a baronial dining hall for up to 60 guests, a tartan library bar, picturesque courtyard garden, walled kitchen garden and a further 10 bedrooms for up to 20 guests. It also offers a boutique day spa complete with treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pool, sauna and relaxation areas for guests to enjoy. Kinross House can create bespoke itineraries with daytime activities both on and offsite. These include helicopter rides, cultural trips, fishing and boating, cycling, walking, clay pigeon shooting, archery, croquet, falconry displays, chocolate tasting, Highland games, golf, shooting and stalking parties. During the evening, spectacular entertainment can be arranged such as bands, magicians, whisky or gin tastings, pipe bands, Highland dancers, casino and murder mystery nights. www.kinrosshouse.com

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Why Ireland?

“This year, the average value of Irish established homes rose by 0.3% during the second quarter of 2019, bringing growth in the year to date to 0.6%. This compares to growth of 3.2% recorded in the same period in 2018,” says Rosanne De Vere Hunt, agent at Sherry Fitzgerald affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. “We predict the market to increase by around 3% or 4% a year. “Many of the trends evident in 2018, have carried over into the opening quarter of the new year. Transaction activity continues to develop nationally. While new home sales remain the primary stimulant of this growth, there was a slight bounce in the number of second hand units sold in the final quarter of 2018. “Kinsale in County Cork has seen one of the highest house price increase outside of Dublin and in 2016 alone prices increased 40%. In the regional centres outside of Dublin, Limerick recorded the highest increase of 2.2% during the year to date, while prices in both Cork and Galway increased by 0.8%. and 0.7% respectively.”

Caisleanui, Castlefreke, Rosscarbery, West Cork

Set on eight acres with panoramic ocean views, Caisleanui translates from Gaelic as ‘Little Castle’, taking its name from one of the many headlands adjacent to this property. The original house was built approximately 30 years ago but an extension added in 2008 has more than doubled its size. Although integrated, the old and the new are two very distinct entities with their own separate entrances. The original house is accessed via a welcoming entrance hall where stairs then lead up to the two large bedrooms and family bathroom. There are also stairs leading to a lofted attic room. The design of the extension is distinct from the original house through the impressive use of American cherry wood timber floors. It has three large double bedrooms which all open on to the sun terrace and lawn. Outside, a seating area is positioned just above the secluded beach where the everchanging marine activity from minke whales, basking sharks and dolphins to fishermen dropping their lobster pots can be viewed. £892,700 / €995,000 / $1.11m Charles McCarthy

www.charlesmccarthy.com

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Sandycove, Kinsale, Cork

Avalon marries cutting-edge contemporary comfort with a sense of peace and relaxation. Commanding views across the

£2.782m / €3.1m / $3.45m Christie’s International Real Estate www.christiesrealestate.com

sweep of the Kinsale coastline and the Sovereign Islands beyond, the focal point of the house is the flowing reception rooms. There are four double bedrooms, including a generous master suite, with a signature en suite. There is a small harbour at Sandycove, where residents are exclusively allowed a private mooring in the estuary. Today's tight planning conditions make it unlikely that such a house will ever be created again, making Avalon an exceptionally rare opportunity to live an enviable life-style. Found off a quiet roadway, electric gates lead to a drive that brings you down through a grass amphitheatre. To the front of the house are flat grass areas for family games of football or a helipad subject to planning, and a large parking area, with a very generous double garage, workspace and extensive outbuilding. There is a fire pit and a hot tub.

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uk & ireland IRELAND STAY

Ballyfin

Home to the illustrious Coote Family for 100 years, Ballyfin which opened as a hotel in 2011, has long been admired as one of the most distinguished late Georgian houses in Ireland

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ocated at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, a 90-minute drive from Dublin airport, Ballyfin has just 20 individually designed bedrooms and its newly renovated Gardener’s Cottage. This latest addition to the hotel’s accommodation provides a private residence environment with the comforts of an international hotel. The Gardener’s Cottage is located adjacent to the main house with accommodation spread over two floors with glorious views out across Ballyfin’s 614 acres of private parkland, walled gardens, ancient wood and 28-acre lake. The theme and aesthetic is similar to that of the main house but with a slightly more relaxed feeling, reflecting its scale and location. Furnishings are grand yet contemporary blending seamlessly with the soft furnishings and carpets. On the ground floor, guests can relax in a refined and comfortable sitting room featuring cosy open fireplaces at either end of the room and with large double doors which can be opened directly on to the outside lawn in the warmer months. Upstairs, there is one guest bedroom, which can be set up either as a double or twin, plus two bathrooms.

The Gardener’s Cottage will appeal to couples who are looking to enjoy all the amenities and luxuries afforded by a stay at Ballyfin yet who also wish to have a little more privacy. Although the cottage is just a short stroll from the main house, guests staying here will also have access to their own golf buggy to drive themselves around the estate at leisure or they can be driven by one of Ballyfin’s butlers. www.ballyfin.com

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A Magical

Romantic Getaway! The authentic Zanzibar experience Discover the Magic of Bluebay

A luxury beachfront resort with traditional Zanzibari charm, Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on 500m of the finest beach on the East Coast of Zanzibar. One of the Island’s most prestigious properties, Bluebay offers the ultimate in beach comfort excellent accommodation; fine wining and dining; a host of sports and leisure facilities; the famous Oasis Spa; and award-winning service delivered with warm swahili smiles.

To book: please call your preferred agent or Call: + 254 716 959 958 Email: reservations@bluebayzanzibar.com | Take a tour: www.bluebayzanzibar.com

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Wales is a real option for the part-time London commuter who can work some of the week from home

Why Wales?

“Wales attracts property buyers who are looking over a wide price range as it offers an excellent lifestyle balance,” says Matthew Jones of Watts & Morgan. “Close by there is nature in abundance: beaches, waterfalls, mountains, woodland, historical sites and more. You can collect the children from school and head straight to the beach or walk in rural valleys. Wales provides a healthy work/life balance. Prices are lower than London and the Home Counties, and with the everimproving transport links Wales is a real option for the part-time London commuter who can work some of the week from home. Trains from Cardiff can now reach London in about two hours. “The Vale of Glamorgan alone offers rolling green pasture land, coastline with beaches of outstanding natural beauty, and the vibrant city of Cardiff close by. Wales is also an extremely popular second/holiday home choice for many, including those living in Birmingham and other Midlands’ cities. “It was a difficult market last year due to the introduction of Land Transaction Tax in Wales in April 2018. This replaced Stamp Duty and was intended to be more equitable (but is generally more onerous for buyers purchasing properties over £400,000). Multiple Dwellings Relief – available on appropriate properties – on the other hand can mean a significant saving. There’s a much better market this year, with activity increasing, both in terms of properties coming to market and people looking for larger properties to buy.”

PeterstonSuper-Ely, Vale of Glamorgan

Trehedyn House is a character family home with extensive gardens and a paddock, its own barn and a renovated coach house. All the principal reception rooms have a southerly aspect looking out over the gardens and grounds, while the kitchen, looking to a rear courtyard garden, includes a two-oven Aga. It has an adjacent breakfast room with dining room and conservatory beyond, a swimming pool complex, lawns, an arboretum and tennis court, totalling about 13.5 acres. £1.95m / €2.14m / $2.4m Watts & Morgan

www.wattsandmorgan.wales

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Celtic Manor Resort Featuring four outstanding hotels and multiple

award-winning restaurants, each stay at this five-star resort in Newport, South Wales is entirely bespoke

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ome of the 2010 Ryder Cup and host venue of the NATO Summit 2014, the Celtic Manor Resort is set in more than 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland at the gateway to Wales. There are four hotel options – a 330-room Resort Hotel, an historic 19th century Manor House dating from the early 1860s with 70 rooms, the 148-room Coldra Court and the Newbridge on Usk, a 200-year-old country inn with six bedrooms. In 2014, Celtic Manor also opened 10 new Hunter Lodges to offer luxurious self-catering to guests with all the amenities of the resort at close hand. Extensive facilities include seven restaurants, two exceptional spas, two state-of-the-art health clubs, a large new convention centre, fishing, adventure golf, treetop high ropes course and tennis courts. The resort also offers the challenge of three 18-hole championship golf courses, including the Twenty Ten course, the first course in history to be designed and built specifically to host The Ryder Cup. After a long round of golf or for those who

like ultimate relaxation, the newly refurbished Forum Spa offers a full range of treatments for men, women or couples. The Celtic Manor Resort is within easy reach of an abundance of local attractions including the capital city Cardiff, the outstanding beauty of The Usk Valley and Wales’ cultural castles. www.celtic-manor.com

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Why Cornwall?

“There are many reasons to come and live in Cornwall,” says Andrew Jeffery, regional associate director at Webbers Fine & Country Cornwall. “Reasons for buying are predominantly for a lifestyle change, often for retirement but also as second homes in the premium market with the intention of finally retiring into these. A third but growing sector is for those who can work from anywhere in these high-tech days and be able to switch off at the end of the day into a relative relaxed environment. “Potential buyers are local but others are from away from the county looking for a better quality of life. We are located in a prime area for those wishing to relocate not only from elsewhere in England but from Europe and also for those seeking a safer environment in these sad days of increased levels of terrorism. Demand is also fuelled by the sense of escape to Cornwall with its hundreds of miles of Atlantic and Channel coasts and some benefitting from a sub-tropical climate and the sheer beauty of contrasting scenery and sought after coastal as well as inland village haunts. Other very important factors are the sheer ease of access from many parts of the country by air into Newquay Cornwall airport, close to the heart of the county with its ever-expanding range of internal and international links and daily services now into Heathrow. This makes Cornwall an attractive commuter proposition for many. “Here in the south west, growth, whilst modest in the last 12 months nevertheless has increased by 1.3%, far higher than the South East of 0.3%. and this has also applied to Cornwall. Recent Cornish instruction levels are healthy and prices are holding well. Despite Brexit still not being settled, we are finding buyers and sellers saying enough is enough and have decided to move on positively resulting in good premium and country market sales in Cornwall this spring and early summer.”

Two Waters Foot, Liskeard Surrounded by partly landscaped gardens and grounds of about 2.5 acres in a valley setting, this four-bedroom property is a substantially extended conversion from an original chall barn. The spacious entrance hall has engineered oak flooring which extends through the majority of the first floor and there is a galleried landing with glass balustrade and full height window offering views over the garden. The property also includes a separate coach house-style block containing garaging and a one-bedroom annexe above. £810,000 / €889,500 / $998,250 Fine & Country

www.fineandcountry.com

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The Fitzroy, Falmouth This newly launched collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments has panoramic views of Falmouth Bay and Pendennis Castle. Available exclusively to those over 60, the apartments are open plan, spacious and flooded with natural light. Each has its own private balcony with incredible views over the sea. The five-storey building has been designed as a modern interpretation of the grand apartments and hotels, such as The Falmouth and The Royal Duchy, which line Falmouth's seafront. There is a communal lounge at the centre with views over the bay through floor-to-ceiling windows. Double doors open out on to a terrace which adjoins the maritime garden at the front of the building. From £400,000 / €439,230 / $493,000 PegasusLife

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Tregaddock, St Mabyn, Bodmin This beautifully designed six-bedroom property, converted from an original coach house, has a pretty enclosed courtyard garden and a large landscaped garden almost opposite with a field shelter, garden shed, two greenhouses and a summerhouse. Wide steps lead down from the hall to the first reception room. Here there is a mock fireplace, an original beamed ceiling and built-in shelving and window seat made from reclaimed timber. Off the kitchen is a large dining room with double aspect windows. The main living room is spacious and light with a vaulted ceiling and exposed roof trusses. There is a large fireplace opening with inset multi fuel stove and a gallery overlooking the dining room below. £625,000 / €686,400 / $770,100 Fine & Country

www.fineandcountry.com

Demand is also fuelled by the sense of escape to Cornwall with its hundreds of miles of Atlantic and Channel coasts River House, The Moongs, Saltash Within an exclusive development of seven modern homes, this property has magnificent views across the River Tamar to Plymouth, to the Tamar Bridge and up and down the river. The properties are some six miles from Plymouth City Centre and are at the end of a quiet road, protected by security gates. Standing apart from the rest of the development, River House has its own private electric gates and extensive grounds which run down to the banks of the Tamar where there is access to the shore and beach. The accommodation is very versatile and can be adapted to suit the owners. On the ground floor, there is a hallway, kitchen/living room, a dining room and snug, all with full length picture windows and doors to enjoy the views and access the terraces. The lower ground floor includes the master suite with en suite and dressing room. There also three additional en suite bedrooms. £1.6m / €1.76m / $1.97m Lang Town & Country Estates

www.langtownandcountry.com

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uk & ireland CORNWALL STAY

St Edmunds House

Owned by the famous chef Rick Stein, this beautifully restored Georgian townhouse in Padstow offers the finest in hospitality and seafood cuisine

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et in a private garden with fabulous views across the Camel Estuary, this delightful hotel with just six superb rooms designed by Jill Stein provides a true taste of coastal charm. The highly luxurious accommodation features beautiful bathrooms with powerful showers and, in some cases free standing baths. Four poster beds, oak flooring, double French doors and American shutters all combine to complement these light-filled, stylish rooms. Breakfast is served in Rick Stein’s flagship seafood restaurant, just a short walk down the hill, with a choice of speciality dishes such as smoked haddock kedgeree, grilled kippers or the classic English breakfast. Alternatively, if preferred, a continental breakfast can be served in the privacy of your room. Talking of the locality of St Edmunds House, Mr Stein comments, “I love Padstow for its strong sense of identity. There are Cornish coastal towns that seem to exist almost solely for the summer season, and all

but die at the end of October, but Padstow is very different. There’s a year-round community here, which makes the town feel very much alive, even in the depths of winter. A big part of this is that Padstow is not a seaside town, but a working fishing port – it’s a beautiful place to come for a holiday, but it has a purpose that is distinct from tourism, giving the town a defined character rooted in the traditions of the fishing industry.”

www.rickstein.com

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Frenchfancies If the idea of a château in the countryside, a sumptuous villa in the Cote d'Azur or a plush Paris apartment takes your fancy then look no further

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he benefit of a wide range of property styles in an equally broad choice of stunning locations proves a massive attraction for buyers looking for a place in France. In fact, as Jane Berry, head of Prestige Property, Leggett Immobilier, reports, “The high-end property market in France has hit new heights as demand soars and a record 970,000 property sales were recorded last year – an increase of 71% since the depth of the Crise Financiere.” Strong demand from domestic (French) buyers has increased prices in Paris by around 5% in the last year. “However, over the last 12 months,” continues Ms Berry, “international buyers have jumped from being 9% of the prime market in Paris, to 14%, as investors appreciate the value of property here, compared to other global capitals such as London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong (where the price per m² is double that of Paris). “For our Prestige buyers looking for a country property, there is always a wonderful choice to be had throughout France, and Leggett currently have listed over 170 beautiful chateaux and country homes, at under €2 million. The most important factor by a long way, is as always, ‘location, location, location’, but even that is no longer enough it seems, as buyers are now also demanding high-speed internet access, not only for international communications but also for taking advantage of the multiple energy saving and hi-tech home management/security devices on the market today. So clearly, technology will play an increasing role in what buyers are looking for in the years to come.”’ Despite Brexit, Tim Swannie, director of buying agency Home Hunts, tells us that his company still helps more Brits to buy in France than any other nationality (currently, around 35%). “As a whole, the French property market hasn’t really been affected,” he explains, “and we have had more clients from mainland Europe over this past year or two, particularly from Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavian countries and Benelux.” Prime property markets in France are on the up, with prices slowly rising in the South and the Southwestern regions, and very rapidly in Paris. “Interest rates in France are low and competitive at the moment,” says Mr Swannie, “so many British buyers look to take a mortgage rather than spend all of their sterling. That way they will be able to pay off their mortgages if the exchange rate strengthens in the future.” He advises that Cannes is the number one place to buy apartments to rent out on the French Riviera because of its events held all year around. “Nice is also »

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great for buyers looking for a good long-term investment, especially as improvements to public transportation mean that you can now literally land at the airport and walk out straight on to a tram and be downtown in 10 minutes or so. The back country of the Riviera is popular with families who want a more laid-back way of life whilst having access to the sea (and also the mountains in winter), and we have seen a real increase in budget for buyers in the Mougins, Valbonne and St. Paul de Vence areas. “Paris has been booming for the past few years and it is really benefitting from Brexit currently. This is particularly true with buyers from outside the EU, such as the Middle East, China and USA, who are now choosing Paris instead of London as the best city to have their European base. The 6th and 7th arrondissements are still extremely popular but we have found the largest amount of interest has been in the 8th and 16th districts, because these two areas are well known to the wealthy and offer high financial security for investors. Prices keep increasing for Haussmannian-type building apartments in particular, and there is a rising trend in buyers looking for spacious apartments to renovate to add value to their property and take advantage of the rising house prices.” Mr Swannie is also noting an increase in demand for more rural locations in France. “This is where you can get more for your money, especially in the south-western part of the country,” he explains. “It particularly appeals to retired couples as well as families who look to relocate and create an income from holiday rentals. Areas like Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie offer varied property styles and lifestyle choices, from tiny hilltop villages, to international cities such as Bordeaux or Toulouse and stunning rolling countryside. Prices have remained quite stable for the past two to three years, but some locations are seeing a rise and we expect sales to increase in this part of France in the second half of 2019.”

Near Châteauroux, Indre Exceptional 15th century château with foundations dating back to the 12th century located on the outskirts of a small village. It has been restored over recent years and retains beautiful period elements. Registered as a Historical Monument (as are some of its outbuildings), the château offers a living area of 1,000m2, including 22 main rooms and nine bedrooms. The property is set on a two£3.516m / €3.95m / $4.43m Groupe Mercure

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hectare enclosed park and also includes ramparts, towers and a gallery.

St Remy de Provence On the outskirts of St Remy with unspoilt panoramic views up to the Alpilles

£3.3m / €3.695m / $4.15m

mountain range, this property has been the subject of an exacting refurbishment

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featuring state-of-the-art materials and fittings throughout. It offers

www.knightfrank.com

approximately 325m2 of accommodation and comprises a vast reception room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room and spacious basement. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and dressing room, while two guest bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. There is also an independent studio of approximately 35m2 and a swimming pool with pool house.

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16th Arrondissement, Pas Located on the first floor of a turn-of-the-century building on the prestigious avenue Foch, this apartment offers 200m2 of living space. It includes a dining room with an adjacent fully fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, a study, and shower room. Extra storage space, a dressing room and a cellar are also included. It has classical Parisian features such as a large marble fireplace, intricate mouldings and parquet flooring and is exceptionally bright thanks to large windows with views over the leafy avenue below. Offering convenient access to a great school and well-connected transport links, the property has investment potential, with an estimated monthly rental return of €10,000. £2.48m / €2.782m / $3.12m Home Hunts

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france Gairaut Estate, Nice, Cote d'Azur Stunning new development in the hills set in five hectares of landscaped gardens overlooking Nice, yet just 20 minutes from the airport. Three-bedroom apartments have panoramic views of the Mediterranean and private terraces. The whole estate is designed to be secure but at the same time encompasses a county club appeal with tennis courts, golf and an infinity outdoor swimming pool for residents. From £1.6m / €1.805m / $2m – £1.77m / €1.99m / $2.23m Erna Low Property

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Cannes, Riviera Just minutes away from the city centre and its world famous Croisette, this villa offers over 600m2 of fully renovated living space. This includes seven bedrooms, a large living room, and a lounge/office space complete with a fireplace. There is also a large entertaining space on the ground floor which can be used as a home cinema or bar, as well as a games room and a wine cellar. The pool area is framed by elegant colonnades, while the whole property is surrounded by 620m2 of beautifully landscaped Mediterranean vegetation and unbeatable views of the bay of Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea. Owners can also make an additional income as both a onebedroom apartment and an independent studio are on site for guest or rental use. ÂŁ17.8m / â‚Ź20m / $22.44m Home Hunts

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Pégueux, Aquitaine, Dordogne Superb listed château with beautiful views, ramparts and a large courtyard. Formerly the seat of an eminent family, it comprises three parts built from the 12th to 18th century: the medieval wing from the 15th century, a Renaissance wing and a central body called the Dome. The medieval castle on the left is the oldest part with 500m2 of renovated living space on three floors. It retains original features (fireplaces, terracotta floors, stained glass and interior shutters), a tower and 15th century door. Modern comfort runs throughout the Renaissance castle on the right which also has 500m2 of living space but across two levels. State rooms feature a guards' room of nearly 200m2 with period tiling, French ceiling, stained glass windows, listed Renaissance fireplace. The King's room has a French ceiling, stained glass and listed fireplace. The Duke's room is similar to the £4.5m / €5.15m / $5.8m Groupe Mercure

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King's room while the Dome built in the 17th and 18th century connects the two wings.

Ile Saint Louis, Pas This apartment of 85.97m2 is on the fourth floor of a beautiful, well maintained Haussmann building, with a caretaker and lift access. Set in the heart of the most exquisite district of Ile Saint Louis/Notre Dame, it features an entrance hall, living room with marble fireplace, reading room, dining room (possibility of a second bedroom), master bedroom, well equipped kitchen and marble bathroom with Italian shower and basement. Facing due south, the apartment has seven windows overlooking the River Seine. £2.3m / €2.6m / $2.9m Leggett Prestige

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Château De Montcaud This stunning hotel in Provence is celebrating its rich history by encouraging guests to explore France’s fascinating silk story from the 19th century to present day

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uilt in 1848 by silk trader Alexandre Eugène Collain, Château De Montcaud has strong ties to France’s historic, thriving silk industry. More than half of the production of silk cocoons came from nearby Cevennes National Park and Collain set up his production site on the estate. However, a virulent epidemic progressively wrecked silkworm breeding, and while the founding family kept up appearances by entertaining in the château and remaining benefactors of the region, wealth slowly diminished alongside the disappearance of silk production in the area. Now the château is collaborating with pioneering silk company, Sericyne, to offer guests a fascinating journey along the Silk Road in France’s rural Cèze Valley. This exciting partnership will include the inauguration of an exclusive silk masterpiece made using an innovative, new, patented technique in the château’s fine-dining venue, Restaurant De Montcaud. Guests will also have the chance to discover how the silk trade is woven into every aspect of the region, from mulberry plantations to museums. Each of the 29 bedrooms and suites offers fabulous views of the surrounding park as well as a large framed panel of silk on the wall behind the bed, as unique pieces of art. The spacious bathrooms come complete with rain showers, large mirrors and, in some cases, chandeliers, to ensure guests enjoy ultimate comfort and relaxation. www.chateaudemontcaud.com

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One Park Taipei / Sectors: Residential

ONE PARK TAIPEI One Park Taipei comprises two high-rise residential towers adjacent to Da’an Park, in the heart of the Da’an district, Taipei. It is a 26-hectare site which contains a vast area of public green space — a popular destination within the local area.

The apartments are elevated above a 12m tall entrance lobby to give uninterrupted west-facing views over an adjacent elevated road and towards the popular Da’an Park. Each floor is flexible and can be used as a

Currently the two highest residential buildings in Taipei, the development has achieved the 'EEWH' green building certification system in Taiwan - with buildings assessed on their

single apartment of around 600m2, or can be divided in half to create two smaller units of approximately 330m2 each. All apartments have panoramic views of the park from generous external terraces, while residents have access to a rooftop terrace. The larger apartments come with double height terraces. Whilst the park elevations are articulated by external terraces, the north and south elevations are articulated by projecting windows and external shading elements. The east elevation alternatively offers unique city views of Taipei CBD and the iconic Taipei 101 tower.

biodiversity, carbon emissions and construction waste reduction, daily energy conservation, greenery, indoor environment, water conservation, water content of the site, and sewage and waste disposal facility improvement. Acting as pavilions in the landscape, the design has set a new benchmark in high-rise residential projects in Taiwan, in terms of location, views and aspect, spatial quality, landscape design and public amenities.

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WE MAKE SPACES SPACES MAKES US DILEKCI Architects (DDA) is a Istanbul based architectural practice with 16 years of experience founded by architect Durmus Dilekci. Durmus Dilekci was nominated prestigous awards such as International Property Awards,WAF, Mies Award, Aga Khan Award, and German Design Award.They received several awards for excellence in architecture.

Durmus Dilekci and his colleagues at DDA, work on projects with diverse function for both public and private sector mostly consisting of Hotel, Residential, Mixed Use and Offices. They have a wealth of knowledge and perspectives on urban and architectural problems.

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The 21-square mile island of Bermuda is renowned for its pink sand beaches, crystal caves and wealth of natural beauty. If all this sounds appealing, the non-Bermudian freehold property market is small but well worth pursuing

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merican writer Mark Twain was famously quoted as saying, ‘You go to Heaven if you want to, I’d rather stay right here in Bermuda’. There’s no doubt that the island has much to tempt those who favour a relaxed lifestyle surrounded by a fabulous coastline. Karin Sinclair, agent at Sinclair Realty, affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate comments, “As a British Overseas Territory uniquely located just two-hours from New York City and six-plus hours from London, Bermuda’s gracious way of life, sophisticated business infrastructure, quality schools, and semi-tropical climate make it the quality choice for today’s international purchaser who values being near (but not necessarily ‘in’) the United States.” Ms Sinclair goes on to explain that few people (including many real estate agents) understand just how small the Non-Bermudian house market really is - and has always been. “Based on our 25-year data analysis,” she says, “with rare exception, between six and nine freehold single-family houses typically sell in the Non-Bermudian category in any given year. Of those six to nine houses, one or two will have purchase prices in excess of $10 million; between one and three will be in the range of $6 million - $9 million, and the rest will be under $5 million. “Last year performed at the upper end of average with eight completed sales (a further three Non-Bermudian category houses had pending contracts but did not make it through the immigration approval process in time to be counted in 2018). Some people mistakenly believe the luxury market is ‘down’ because eight is a small number. But, in fact, that’s very average in a pattern that has remained steady for over two decades. There are no great peaks and valleys in the NonBermudian freehold house market, just slow, steady growth.”

Ms Sinclair points out that, if you consider luxury homes as a global asset class, Bermuda’s luxury properties offer exceptional value for money when compared to other jurisdictions where the wealthy choose to live. “As an example,” she explains, “let’s look at the very top of the market. In Bermuda, a $35-million guide price buys Chelston, an ultraprime 14-acre beachfront estate with a 10,000 square foot; main house, four cottages, a swimming pool complex, and beautiful park-like grounds leading to a spectacular pink sand beach – all within minutes of the City of Hamilton. In the Hamptons, you’ll get only four acres of beachfront for the same price; in Cayman, a supersized home on a smallish waterfront lot. And in London – even with its downturn – you’ll be fortunate to acquire a five-bedroom lateral apartment at £35 million…albeit in Kensington Palace Gardens.” »

Bellevue Estate at Grape Bay Beach, Paget Pash Comprising over five acres within minutes of the City of Hamilton, along with ownership of the road and access leading to coveted Grape Bay Beach, this magnificent Grade I historic estate was originally constructed sometime after 1871. Located in one of Bermuda's most elegant residential enclaves, the renovated property has eight bedrooms and five bathrooms with elevated city and harbour views, as well as far reaching South Shore vistas. A two-storey, one-bedroom guest cottage with an upper fire-lit sitting room said to have been the writing den for the likes of Eugene O'Neill and Terrance Rattigan completes the accommodation. Amenities include a tennis court, swimming pool and several outbuildings. £7.94m / €8.86m / $9.95m Christie's International Real Estate

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The Redence, South Shore This newly constructed waterfront estate on 5.5 acres of land has its own tennis court as well as a private beach. With eight en suite bedrooms including two his/her bathrooms for the master bedroom, The Residence includes a professional chef's kitchen, private pool and media room. The covered bar, outdoor kitchen and verandahs also allow for full enjoyment of the exceptional ocean views. The property is next door to Bermuda’s new boutique hotel, The Loren at Pink Beach. This offers world-class resort amenities including oceanfront restaurants,

£17.15m / €19.14m / $21.5m

a spa, pool, beach club and neighbours

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Bermuda’s world-renowned golf courses.

Camelot, Tucker’s Town Adjacent to both the world-famous Mid Ocean Club golf course and the more recent Tucker’s Point golf course, every room in this house has stunning golf and ocean views. The very private well-maintained grounds slope down to a newly refurbished swimming pool with patio and pool house. A double sitting room with a wood burning fireplace and a more casual sunroom are ideal for entertaining. A staircase in the sunroom leads down to a guest apartment which consists of a bedroom, sitting area, bathroom and kitchenette. The double living room, dining room and kitchen all have doors opening on to the spacious covered verandah. A split staircase leads up to two guest bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, while the master suite includes a private patio, dressing room, small office and grand bathroom. £3.8m / €4.23m / $4.75m The Property Group www.property-group.com

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Windsong House was originally built in 1720 and recently extensively refurbished. The three-level main house has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, a large drawing room, cedar library, lounge, multiple gallery spaces and a garden room accessing the bayside swimming pool. The master bedroom suite includes a sitting area, dressing room, bathroom, and private verandah. A beautiful Bermuda cedar staircase leads to the cedar bar, formal dining room and chef-designed kitchen. In addition to a sheltered mooring, the large £12.7m / €14.15m / $15.9m Christie's International Real Estate

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The Paddocks, Paget Pash Built in 2007, this single-family home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The grounds on which The Paddocks is sited were once a horse pasture that formed part of a larger estate. In the 1970s, a contemporary home was constructed, while decades later, the current owners recognised its vast potential and engaged in an extensive rebuild and addition project. Clean lines, quality European fixtures and finishes, overland views to the City of Hamilton and its harbour, and a convenient location just minutes from Hamilton make this one of Bermuda's most attractive homes. With 5,000 plus square feet of interior living space, The Paddocks is further enhanced by a 2,000 square feet travertine-tiled pool terrace, of which almost half is covered. £2.8m / €3.12m / $3.5m

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Tropic Waters, Warwick Pash Immaculately renovated four-bedroom home with separate guest accommodation in a superb location with unobstructed harbour views. The open plan design showcases its beautiful contemporary architecture which is further enhanced by natural lighting from floor-to-ceiling doors and windows. Highlights include a commercial grade kitchen and extensive entertaining spaces, such as a large family room and designer bar adjacent to the pool, a purpose-built gym, paddle tennis court and private dock. £4.75m / €5.3m / $5.95m Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty www.bermudarealty.com

There are no great peaks and valleys in the non-Bermudian freehold house market, just slow, steady growth Leaminon House, Hamilton Pash On 1.734 acres of land, this property has around 8,000 square feet of living space, including a guest cottage. It has water rights with a dock on Castle Harbour and a wonderful pagoda and ruin in the grounds. An entrance gallery leads to an open dining room with fireplace and to the living room with another fireplace and a large covered verandah. The sumptuous master suite also has a fireplace and his and hers dressing rooms and bathrooms with a steam shower and Jacuzzi. The first guest bedroom is very large, again with a fireplace, a large dressing room and superb bathroom with a whirlpool tub and steam shower. Two other bedrooms share a bathroom. Amenities include a large entertainment room with wet bar, wine cellar, workshop, pool house with shower and changing area, heated swimming pool, central music, security and vacuum systems. £6.22m / €6.94m / $7.8m The Property Group

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for a family holiday, multi-generational family gathering and getaway with friends. The hotel offers a mix of rooms and suites, including the two-bedroom Club Suites all of which have sea views. Some two and three-bedroom suites are also available for purchase. Highlights of the hotel include thee restaurants, including Coconuts which is one of the few places in Bermuda where you can dine on the beach, an infinity pool, full service Elemis spa and tennis courts. www.thereefs.com

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THAILAND

Hua Hin, Banyan Estate ENGLAND

Beautiful villa of 400m2 on two connected plots with a total area of

Haselour House, Harlaston, Staffordshire

1,739m2. Leased for 30 + 30 years, it has three bedrooms with annexed

Set in 14 acres, this is considered to be one of the county’s prettiest houses

remote online CCTV with eight cameras, well-maintained garden with LED

and dates from around 1734. The classic Georgian house has a Queen Anne

lighting and automatic sprinkler, salt water swimming pool with chlorinator

bathrooms and a 180m2 U-shaped covered terrace. Features include a

influence, with its mellow brick beneath a pitched tiled roof.

and a pond with professional filter and UV light.

Grade II listed in 1982, the seven-bedroom property retains many of its original

Owners have lifetime golf membership at Banyan Resort and Golf Course,

features including the Derbyshire flagstone floor in the hallway, cornices in the

Hua Hin. Additionally, antique artworks and furniture, two VESPA scooters

drawing room, fireplace in the main bedroom dating back to 1785 and dining

and full garden equipment are available by negotiation.

room fireplace made of rare Colombian marble.

Villa £464,400 / €520,200 / $579,450

£1.9m / €2.13m / $2.4m

Land lease £311,400 / €348,800 / $388,450

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Halfmoon Heights, St Kitts On a 10,400 square feet plot of land, this property is in the residential area of Halfmoon Heights, about 3.5 miles south-east of the island’s capital, BALI

Basseterre. It comprises of two levels, the main upper floor is wheelchair

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friendly and has a kitchen, dining room/living room, master bedroom with master bathroom and a bedroom with bathroom. There is also

Four new contemporary villas with private infinity pools and

an office, a laundry area and large patio.

freehold certificates. Currently being set up for the villa hotel business as

The lower floor is a separate apartment with a bedroom and bathroom,

well as for private use, one and two-bedroom options are available,

another bedroom, living room/dining room/kitchen, and a large patio. Other

each complete with designer furniture.

features include an infinity pool with ramped access, a drive-through garage,

From £250,200 / €280,000 / $313,400 for one-bed

store room with large generator and a well-stocked garden with fruit cage.

From £339,580 / €380,000 / $425,320 for two-bed

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Crystal Waters Blue Diamond, Mykonos This exquisite white washed property is located in Lia,

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mind, the villa’s interior is inspired by the Cycladic architecture and has sea views from every room. This spacious property is separated on several levels. There are three expansive master bedrooms and two double bedrooms with

A historical Georgian, baronial estate designed by

en suite bathrooms and a guest studio with a bathroom.

Herman Albrecht and built by local craftsmen with almost 15,000

£8.93m / €10m / $11.186m

square feet of living space. £1.9m / €2.13m / $2.4m

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France, and bought the farm in 1694. The H-shaped manor house was built in

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The farm is situated against a mountain, beyond which lies level land

1791 and is one of the few remaining heritage homesteads.

located at the prestigious Perdana Lakeview East. The freehold

for the cultivation of olives and vineyards. The building of three new cottages,

12,393 square foot property is designed in a country style and benefits

and restoration of old building and an excellent road system, has

from being within a security guarded compound.

formed a small, self-contained village.

£1.23m / €1.4m / $1.55m

R110m / £6.33m / €7.1m / $7.9m

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architectural projects and single properties. We also seek each region’s most accomplished real estate agents and property consultants to determine those with the most impressive portfolios, strategic marketing and outstanding customer service.

Dubai, Africa and Arabia now have the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise and professionalism across all categories. Following our judging panel’s deliberations, here are just a few companies that have been awarded multiple international nominations: Pam Golding Properties in South Africa has won three of these coveted accolades in the categories of Real Estate Agency over 20 Offices, Marketing and Website. Uptown, a residential development in Saudi Arabia by Alkhoyool Alarabia, has won three awards, two of which are international nominations for Multiple Residence Architecture and Development Marketing. The First Group has then demonstrated its diverse ability admirably by winning four for its mixed-use project Ciel Tower in Dubai. These range from Commercial High-rise Development and Residential High-rise Architecture to Hotel Architecture and New Hotel Construction and Design. These and many other highest scoring entrants will now compete against other equally successful companies from Europe, the UK, Asia Pacific, Canada, the USA, Central and South America and the Caribbean to determine the World’s Best in each category. This year’s grand final will be held on December 2nd at London’s Savoy Hotel where the ultimate winners will be revealed. Visit www.propertyawards.net for further information. Many congratulations to all those listed in this publication.

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Index 06 Judges 08 Supporters 12 WA International 14 Kart Group FZ-LLC 16 Broadway Interiors 20 Abdul Latif Jameel Lands Co. Ltd. 22 Bentel Associates International, CP Power E.A and MDM Developers 24 Spring Interiors Ltd 25 Waterfall Management Company 28 QHC Architects & Engineers 29 Al Hamra Real Estate 30 Balwin Properties 31 Jacket Interiors 32 Ayla Oasis Development Company 33 CESAF LIBERIA LTD 36 Masingita Properties 37 Hortela Design de Interiores 38 Prime Lands Real Estate Development 39 Hayer One Limited 40 Molders - Design & Build Limited 41 Mariam El Alaoui 42 Al Nakhla City Company 43 Kirei Studio 46 Mawad S.A.R.L for Trade and Construction 47 Dar Al Omran Engineering Consultants - KSA 48 iki design group 49 Arab Architects 50 Hatem Attiya - Darwasa Designs 51

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The Judging Panel The judging panel for the International Property Awards is composed of experts and experienced members across a wide range of disciplines and property-related specialities. The Earl of Liverpool Chairman of the International Property Awards Lord Caithness Chairman of judging for Development categories Lord Best Chairman of judging for Real Estate categories Peter Anscombe Senior Corporate Director, Edwardian Group

Dawn Kitchener Managing Director, Blocc Interiors

Judith Baker Writer & Editor

Mia Kitsinis Design Director, Accouter Design

Kunle Barker Property Expert, Journalist & TV Presenter

James Lawrence-Felton Head of Land Operations, Securewest International

Rhian Barker Design Director, Accouter Design

Nick Lee Founder and PR Director, Niche PR

David Bentheim Founder, Bentheim London

Paul Lewis Founder, Altham Lewis Architects

Nick Bentley Founder & Creative Director, Uniform

Roy Ling Managing Director, RL Capital Management

Richard Billett Managing Director, Maisons Marques et Domaines

Hugh Lumby Partner, Head of Global Real Estate. Ashurst LLP

Li Boatwright Managing Director, Storrington PR

Duncan MacArthur Principal, Hotel Solutions

Peter Bolton-King Global Property Standards Director, RICS

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Doreen Boulding Hotel and Leisure consultant, DMB Associates

Guy Medd Property Consultant

Russell Bragg Managing Director, Bragg and Co

Shalini Misra Founder, Shalini Misra Ltd

Xavier Calloc’h Director, Yacht Investor

Christian Morris Architect, Yotomo Architecture Studio

Lucy Cann Contract & Luxury Manager, Dedar UK

Katherine O’Shea Associate, Strategic Solutions, Coutts

Victoria Chazova Negotiator. Knight Frank LLP

Helen Oldfield Director, Affinity PR

Matthew Clare Director, Trident Building Consultancy

Ed Park Director, PARKdesigned

Andrew Cockburn Creative Director, International Property Media

Penny Patterson Interior Designer, Make It So Design

Katrina Craig CEO, Hotel Solutions Partnership

Gregory Phillips Owner, Gregory Phillips Architects

Kevin Crawford Managing Director, Crawford Architectural Design Services

Hilary Philpott Director of PR/Communication, JW Marriott Grosvenor House

Geoff Cresswell Architect, RDG Planning and Design

Richard Rawlings Estate Agency Consultant

Max Davidson Freelance Property Editor, The Telegraph

David Reynolds Director, Bloomsbury Project Management

jon Eaglesham Managing Director, Barr-Gazetas

Philippe Rossiter Master Inn Holders

Imtiaz Farookhi Chairman & Consultant, LAND-DATA

Nadya Ruvinsky International Projects, Design and Consultancy

Nick Farrow Chairman, Farrows

Julien Sannier Commercial Director, Lombok

Frederick Fischer Senior Director, Lalique

Sophie Sannier Founder, Jack & Tara

Lucy Fox Director, Storrington PR

Celia Sawyer Interior Designer, Celia Sawyer Luxury Interiors

Will Gibbs Managing Director, KLC School of Design

Jeanette Schuchmann Deputy Director, German National Tourist Office

Ian Graham The Hotel Solutions Partnership

Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel

Nishant Grover COO, Asset World Co Ltd

Jill Starley-Grainger Editorial Director, Inscribe Content

Jo Hamilton Owner, Jo Hamilton Interiors

Patrick Story Design Director, Sequoia London

Simon Hamilton Studio Manager, Reddy Architecture

Paul Tayler Consultant Valuer

Annie Hampson Chief Planning Officer & Development Director, Department

Mark Taylor Area Manager, Silent Gliss

of the Built Environment, City of London

Stacey Taylor Associate, Kent Design Studio

Jennifer Hardi Senior Lecturer in Architectural Technology, London South

Sue Timney Interior Designer

Bank University

Tricia Topping Director, Carlyle Consultants

Richard Hartshorn Regional Director, NHBC

Paul Vick Partner, Paul Vick Architects

Sean Hatcher Design Director, MCM Architecture

Dean Wade Property & Construction Group Executive, London Chamber

Niall Healy Chartered Architectural Technologist & Chartered Building

of Commerce

Engineer, CIAT

John Walker Independent Planning Consultant

Steven Hedley Managing Director, Hedley Design

Andrea Watson Property Journalist

David Hind President, Asia Pacific Institute of Events Management

Eddie Weir Vice President Practice, CIAT

Justin Hogbin Interim Manager, Richard Mille Watches

Gillian Wheatcroft Head of PR & Marketing, Janine Stone

Del Hossain Managing Director, Adrem

Ed Williams Partner, Fletcher Priest Architects

Rebecca Johnson Media and Hotel Consultant

Stuart Wilsdon Interior Designer

Mike Jordan Chairman, Cornish Stairways International

Jan Wilson President, RPW Design

Jill Keene Editor, International Property & Travel

Georgina Wood Head of Interior Design, Taylor Howes Designs

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PREFERRED SUPPLIERS GROHE is a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings and has a total of over 6,000 employees, 2,400 of which are based in Germany. GROHE has been part of the LIXIL Group Corporation since 2014. As an international brand, GROHE pursues the brand values of technology, quality, design and sustainability, seeking to offer the “Pure joy of water”. Innovation, design and development are closely aligned with one another and are enshrined in the German site as an integrated process. As a result, GROHE products carry the seal of quality “Made in Germany”. In the last ten years alone, GROHE has received over 300 design and innovation awards as well as several top rankings as one of “Germany’s most sustainable large brands”, confirming the success of the brand. GROHE was the first in its industry to win the German government’s CSR prize and was also featured in the renowned Fortune® magazine’s ranking of Top 50 that are “Changing the World”.

w: grohe.asia As one of the most iconic brands in sanitary ware, American Standard has earned the trust of its customers by constantly delivering style, quality and reliability to their bathrooms. Backed by more than 140 years of pioneering legacy, American Standard leads the way in developing purposeful bathroom solutions that continue to raise the standard of living healthily, responsibly and beautifully around the world. Placing customers at the heart of everything it does, American Standard brand combines thoughtful designs and innovative technologies to create bathroom solutions that offer ultimate hygiene, comfort, safety and convenience.

w: www.americanstandard-apac.com GANI Ceramics Co., ltd, founded in 2002, pioneered a new porcelain category of Marble Tiles in 2009 and has now become the world’s leading company in the marble tile industry. With over 500 items in its exclusive stone gallery, GANI develops hundreds of marble tiles reflecting unique marble patterns and veins. The sales network covers 72+ countries including Italy, France, Russia, USA, Australia, Japan, Thailand, UAE, etc. With 600+ global franchised stores, GANI delivers its quality products and solution to world-famous hospitality, residential and commercial projects, including Hilton, Marriott and many prestigious commercial buildings.

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PREFERRED SUPPLIERS Preciosa Lighting – Cultivation of Chandeliers – Since 1724 Cultivation of Chandeliers is the expression of a Bohemian crystal glass making tradition that dates to 1724. Preciosa Lighting cultivates and manufactures chandeliers, but more importantly, keeps them dynamic, ensuring they always reflect genius loci, a lifestyle, and make a statement for the future. Preciosa has strengthened and deepened its knowledge of the characteristic properties of crystal glass to masterly perfection, producing and cultivating chandeliers according to original Bohemian traditions. The very highest standards of craftsmanship and unique technical knowledge make Preciosa one of the world’s leading producers of fine crystal and glass chandeliers. Our lighting styles range from individual luxury lighting to dynamic and interactive bespoke installations. As a global company, Preciosa cooperates with renowned designers worldwide to create exclusive lights that reflect our spirit. Our historic chandeliers and contemporary projects can be found in hotels, resorts, fine restaurants, palaces, cultural institutions and on board yachts and cruise ships in locations as varied as New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Moscow and London.

w: www.preciosalighting.com Redefining the future of access. Designed to value-add to your properties, igloohome offers a suite of devices and software to help you strategically manage access over your property or business space. Our access management solution is customised to your needs to make property management simpler, safer, smarter. Manage multiple locks on one centralised dashboard and we also provide APIs and SDKs for seamless third-party integration. Our products work offline so there are no worries about WiFi hacking or disruption. Unlike other bluetooth smart locks, users also do not need to download an additional app to unlock the door as our unique PIN code system uses technology similar to the banking token’s OTP. igloohome products have been rolled out to over 90 countries, to great reviews. Our products have received the CES Asia 2017 & 2018 Innovation Honoree Award (IoT), and our Keybox been featured in The Huffington Post as ‘Best Tech Products of CES 2017’, and GQ’s ‘The Best Stuff of 2017’.

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With its 10 production plants in Germany, France, Italy, China and the USA, KME is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of copper and copper alloy products. As a leading supplier for the building industry, KME offers a broad spectrum of outstanding product solutions in copper and copper-alloys for roofing and cladding under its brand TECU. The decision to design building cladding with copper leaves plenty of opportunities for creativity. Durable TECU® copper products from KME offer many unique possibilities. The striking natural surfaces in copper and copper alloys allow for singular design. Prefabricated system elements offer a wide range of solutions, from free-form designs to the simple and economic cladding of larger areas. TECU® products for external cladding of buildings are manufactured exclusively from copper and copper alloys. Thus, the idea of sustainability is “in their very nature”.

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been designed to reflect both the abundant pearl diving waters of the Gulf as well as the stunning patterns seen in the vernacular architecture and its detailing. WA International’s greatest influence for this project was from Sheikh Isa Bin Ali Al Khalifa’s beautiful heritage home with its intricate Bahrani patterns. These wonderful layers of complex designs have been etched in rows in marble, wood, plaster and on glass. The overall colour scheme of the hotel features luminous marble and pearlescent specialist paint finishes. Almost white chenille fabrics have also been selected to further reference Bahrain’s lustrous pearling industry. Royal blue and purple accent cushions are then added to provide a pop of colour throughout the interiors to great effect.

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Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa

The new Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa is located off Meskel Square which is the centre of the city, connecting artery roads to the heart of the capital. Within walking distance of the United Nations Conference Centre, the Hyatt Regency offers something not seen before in Addis Ababa: luxury with a design rooted in history, nature and the people of Ethiopia. The property offers 188 keys including Regency Suites and Royal Suites, an all-day dining and speciality restaurant, wellness centre and state-of-the-art fitness centre, an outdoor heated swimming pool and exquisite landscaped areas. The client’s brief was to create a five-star hotel with modern amenities, contemporary in design with a sense of location and Ethiopian pride. Catering primarily for the delegates of the African

Union and other diplomatic summits, the hotel had to provide a unique experience. When translated, Addis Ababa means new flower and so WA International created a multifaceted concept with inspiration from nature. The lily, which is the national flower of Ethiopia, contrasting landscapes of the country’s vast highlands, valleys, rivers and the source of the Blue Nile have all helped to shape the design concept. Bird colours and characteristic feather markings also transcend conceptually into the interiors in a subtle and sophisticated approach. Last but not least, woven into the concept are beaded Ethiopian jewellery, indigenous body painting adornment and traditional Tibeb fabrics. The ensuing interiors have not only met all the necessary requirements but also created a truly exceptional guest experience.

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WA International 1st Floor NGI Building Port Saeed, Dubai United Arab Emirates t: +971 4 266 3050 e: info@wai.ae w: www.wa-international.com

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   UAE since 2005, Kart Group has become renowned for providing the highest quality modern design and services. The company collaborates closely with its clients to realise their aesthetic ideas and practical needs while adhering to their established budgets. Kart Group firmly believes that interior design is much more than being ‘just about space’. Interior design is about finding creative design solutions for interior environments while supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of occupants and enhancing their quality of life. While elegance and uniqueness is the company’s first objective, its utmost pride comes from the fact that every environment Kart Group reflects the personality of the owner, making no two projects the same. The firm’s award-winning interior design for the General Secretariat of the Cabinet

in Dubai was created to form a distinctive working environment. Featuring the local heritage of the past and the multi-cultural diversity offered in the present, the translation of these notions through design convey an idea of movement and dynamic activities. Feng Shui interior design principles have also been carefully included to provide a vital work space and a positive energy perspective throughout the building. Bespoke artworks were specifically designed to customise the décor, celebrating Dubai patriarchy figures and the vitality of emblematic symbols. For example, the profile of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is incorporated via the implementation of a creative installation of gradient colours superposed on different layers. This image has been designed to be visible from one angle while displaying an abstract artwork from another.

Award Winner OFFICE INTERIOR DUBAI General Secretariat of Cabinet by Kart Group FZ-LLC

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Many of the components of the offices’ interior design portray an industrial style but used in an elegant way. These include open spaces, weathered wood, metal grids, concrete building systems, exposed industrial lighting and ceiling fixtures. Diverse exotic plants, strawberry shoots, colourful fixtures and patterns on modular plant pots reinforce the energy flow and encourage playfulness, productivity and enthusiasm amongst staff members. One of the many highlights of the offices’ interior design is a central preserved tree with a clear mirror symmetrically installed above on the ceiling and below on the floor. This creates an infinite reflection, grounding the roots of the boundless development and growth of the United Arab Emirates. The Gallery Lounge is a creative, hand-made installation of marine ropes forming a semi-enclosed structure with seating inside. The twisted net of natural jute

represents the Dyyeen, a woven bag that pearl divers used to hang around their necks to save their treasures. The overall interior design of the General Secretariat of the Cabinet revisits the standard codes of a conventional and corporate environment. The executive wing was designed with luxurious marbles, wood and clean lines and provides comfortable Majlis lounges within the convenience of the work space. On the other side of the building, the general staff areas are designed in contrast featuring a more contemporary, industrial and playful design. Multicolour accents and zones stimulate a friendly and creative atmosphere including a tropical lounge surrounded by exotic plants. By introducing nature into the built environment through biophilic design, an investment has been made into the employees’ health, wellbeing and performance.

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Kart Group FZ-LLC Dubai Design District

Bldg. 1B Unit 101, P.O. Box: 122110 Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 564 6422 f: +971 4 564 6082 e: info@kartgroup.net w: www.kartgroup.net

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Broadway Interiors

1512 Grosvenor Business Tower PO Box 31644, Barsha Heights, Dubai, UAE

  , Broadway Interiors specialises in unique solutions across the F&B/hospitality, office, government, leisure and residential sectors. Its award-winning leisure interior project ‘Crank’ is Dubai’s newest and most exciting spin studio. This modern space is underpinned by a strong, trendy design vernacular and attracts young professionals in the region. Crank’s cutting edge, professional sound system and neon lighting creates a high energy, high impact fitness experience unlike any other. Serious fitness enthusiasts are able to take full advantage of tracking and maximising their physical performance while enjoying a highly motivating, electric atmosphere. By creating a V-shaped elevated stage for the instructor in a central position, all riders are provided with a

strong connection and sense of togetherness throughout the class. One of the most important aspects of Broadway Interiors’ design has been the mezzanine floor. This exceeds the client’s expectations by providing an additional revenue generating fitness and yoga space. Facilities include well-equipped changing rooms with ample showers and lockers as well as a café and chill-out lounge for socialising. Recycled features such as bikes on the wall, wooden crates hanging on chains, logs and recycled pipes for hanging rails to display Crank merchandise add to the studio’s character, storage, revenue and branding opportunities. Bespoke mesh storage and lockers add to the overall industrial aesthetic whilst doubling up as seating, while custom made mirrors framed with mesh continue the theme throughout.

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Abdul Latif Jameel Lands Co. Ltd. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  J, Abdul Latif Jameel Lands has won an award for its latest project J One. This pioneering residential development for both Abdul Latif Jameel Lands and Saudi Arabia is part of a key milestone in delivering the residential goals identified in the Saudi Vision 2030. The vision is built around three goals, a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. Located just 10km from King Abdul Aziz International Airport and close to the business district, retail centres, international schools and the Red Sea coast. J One sets itself apart from other residential complexes by providing high quality, comfortable and modern apartment living for its residents.

The development is composed of six main buildings over five floors with 242 apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms, including a penthouse. A step inside reveals bright and airy accommodation, tastefully decorated throughout with light wood and porcelain flooring. Beautifully landscaped gardens, including a roof garden are perfect for residents to relax and unwind after a busy day. Stunning, modern communal facilities are also housed within the complex and these include a swimming pool, health club, cinema, beauty salon and nursery to name a few. J One has set the standard high for compound living by encouraging interaction between the tenants, who share common interests to create an integrated and vibrant community.

t: +966 508 051 028 e: info@joneresidence.com w: www.joneresidence.com Award Winner RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SAUDI ARABIA J One Residence by Abdul Latif Jameel Lands Co. Ltd.

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Bentel Associates International 1st Floor, BDO Building,

The Wanderers Office Park, 52 Corlett Dr, Illovo, Sandton 2196, South Africa t: +27 10 590 7900

  S A in 1960, Bentel Associates International (BAI) is a well-established, award-winning architectural practice, based in Johannesburg (South Africa), and Mumbai and Bangalore (India). The practice has developed over the years into a leading emerging market professional architectural firm, providing innovative and practical solutions for the built environment across Africa, India and the Middle-East. Inclusive of architectural, master planning, interior design, store-planning and green building services, BAI’s expertise covers multiple sectors, including retail, office, residential, hospitality, mixed-use, education, healthcare and infrastructural projects. Grandview Addis is an award-winning, landmark mixed-use development located in Bole sub-district, a prime area in Addis Ababa City. Here the most iconic, historical and prestigious establishments including foreign

missions and international organisations can be found. The project is being implemented by MDM Developers, a subsidiary of CP Power E.A which is a leading market player in real estate, construction and project management in the Eastern Africa region. With architecture and interiors by BAI, it has been designed to be a landmark differentiator in the market. Comprising of 700m² of retail, 5,000m² of office space, it also includes three residential towers which are separate, yet intrinsically linked. These towers range from 13 to 16 storeys high and contain a total of 182 luxury apartments – 24 studios, 47 one-bedroom, 50 two-bedroom, 56 three-bedroom and five penthouse apartments. The basis of the development’s design was influenced primarily by context, orientation, topography, certain pre-determined site parameters and a sensitivity to how it

f: +27 10 590 7922 e: bentel@bentel.net w: www.bentel.net Award Winner MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE ETHIOPIA Grandview Addis Mixed Use Development by Bentel Associates International and MDM Developers

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responded to the surrounding urban fabric. Consequently, the office building has been located along the highest point, addressing the road side in a sculptural form whilst also creating an active edge and entrance to the site. Slightly north of this is the piazza which is framed by a split-level retail offering. The overall design has been multi-layered with an emphasis on the horizontal progress of functionality. Thus, the architectural language of the office building is one of an iconic form, introducing a slightly ‘wavy’ and curvilinear form to articulate and provide a contrast between itself and the adjacent geometric residential buildings. Externally, the buildings are modern and simplistic with clean lines. They feature a combination of concrete finishes, timber composite, plaster and glazed curtain walls. Natural lighting has been encouraged via large apertures, whilst aluminium louvres will be

used on the southern façade of the building to enhance its aesthetics and reduce glare and sunlight penetration. Spaces between the buildings are landscaped to form an attractive pedestrian interface including the piazza, terraces between the three buildings and the floodplain zone between the site’s boundary and the water’s edge. A communal pool and clubhouse are conveniently located between the two and three-bedroom buildings. Grandview Addis is capitalising on an urgent and growing demand for high-end, secure, luxury housing and offices in a city that hosts over 130 diplomatic missions, multinationals and a fast-growing number of young professional and upper-middle class residents. Comprising an intricate mix of living, shopping, working, leisure and visiting, the project’s palatial design embraces light and shadow, rising over the city to create a silk lining of architectural marvel.

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Keystone Park, Riverside Drive, P.O. Box 1550-00621, Nairobi, Kenya t: +254 735 337 841 e: info@cppowerea.com w: www.cppowerea.com

MDM Developers (Ethiopia Office) Rwanda Street, Bole Sub-site

P.O.Box 100715, Addis Ababa t: +251 911 512 778 e: info@grandviewaddis.com w: www.grandviewaddis.com

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Spring Interiors Ltd

Plot 116, 3rd Avenue, Gwarimpa, Abuja, Nigeria

  N, Spring Interiors is a one-stop interior design company dedicated to providing its clients with creative concepts and high-quality design. The first of the company’s two latest awardwinning designs is Project S, a world-class retail store. The client’s brief required space for each item to be showcased beautifully in a calming colour palette. Spring Interiors used a variety of different dividers to complement the goods featured alongside. These elements helped to avoid monotony and included some divisions made of marble to give a rich ambience to the store. The ceilings were given an intricate design to provide an additional point of attraction while 3-D wallpaper offers fabulous textures. Careful attention was also paid to designing effective lighting

throughout the store, enhanced by natural daylight through large windows. Project A involved the complete interior design makeover of a residential property in just five weeks. The client wanted to make optimum use of the available space and also placed great importance on the textural appearance of the walls and ceilings. Therefore, Spring Interiors applied carefully selected wallpapers, screeds and textural paints to each designated area. Contrasting textures have also been added to certain sections of walls to give a dominant feature. The master bedroom includes mood lighting on the ceiling, reflective floor tiles and the use of gold enhancements to exude a touch of royalty to the room. Quality furniture, furnishings and fittings were also chosen throughout to suit the class of home being designed.

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 M C has won two awards for Waterfall, the largest mixeduse development in Africa as well as the largest property development in South African history. It will ultimately combine over 28,000 residential units with approximately 2.5 million square metres of GLA for commercial, retail and office space. Located on a 2,200-hectare tract of land in Gauteng, Waterfall is extraordinary in the sense that it is a ‘greenfield’ development, unaffected by the constraints of older developments and existing infrastructure. This has allowed developers and planners to create a new city from a blank slate, utilising the latest

urban design principles for infrastructure, services, open public spaces and the buildings themselves, all within the development’s secure perimeter. With both a hospital and a cemetery on site, Waterfall is literally a ‘cradle-to-grave’ development, where a community of diverse individuals can live, work and play in an environmentally conscious and technologically advanced haven. The development’s aim from its outset 26 years ago was to raise the benchmark for urban design on both a local and international level and to remain on the forefront of innovation. Having been named the World’s Best MixedUse Development for the last two years, it seems as if Waterfall is achieving this goal.

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Waterfall Management Company

Ad Outpost Building, Woodmead North Office Park, 54 Maxwell Drive, Waterfall, Johannesburg, South Africa t: +27 11 253 9222 e: info@waterfall.co.za w: www.waterfall.co.za

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA Waterfall by Waterfall Management Company Award Winner MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE SOUTH AFRICA Waterfall by Waterfall Management Company Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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DUBAI & SHARJAH

J-One Mixed Use Residential Complex

Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa

E 2019-2020

QHC Architects & Engineers Dubai, United Arab Emirates P.O. Box 2089 t: +971 4 2959490 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates P.O. Box 65000

  D , QHC Architects & Engineers operates through offices in Dubai and Sharjah and has won awards for two of its latest projects featured here. The first project, J-One, is a mixed-use residential complex located in the Downtown Burj Khalifa district of Dubai. Named after the most elegant and valuable type of pearl found in the UAE, the project features two high-end residential towers. J-One’s striking design concept mimics the dynamic lines and rugged strength of an oyster shell which contains a lavish and beautiful pearl at its heart. The development includes public and private swimming pools, fountains, shaded seating areas, state-of-the-art gym facilities, an attractive panoramic sky restaurant and roof gardens facing the canal wharf and three levels of secure basement car parking.

The second project, the five-star Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa, faces the Arabian Gulf with beachfront infinity pools, modern Arabic landscaped areas, children’s pool and playgrounds. The hotel offers 349 rooms of different sizes including a lavish Presidential suite with private pool and roof gardens. Four restaurants suit every taste, while banquet halls and meeting rooms meet all needs of business guests. QHC has included highly detailed architectural elements throughout its design featuring many ornamental and decorative external and internal works created by specialised artists. By integrating traditional symbols and details with modern forms and ideas, the Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa exudes a true sense of grandeur to meet 21st century heights of hospitality.

t: +971 6 5743555 e: qhc@eim.ae w: www.qhc.ae Award Winner ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE DUBAI J-One Mixed Use Residential Complex by QHC Architects & Engineers Award Winner HOTEL ARCHITECTURE SHARJAH Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa by QHC Architects & Engineers

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  K C’ bustling business district, Al Hamra Real Estate Company provides premium shopping, culinary, entertainment and office space experiences of the 21st century through a forward-thinking mindset, cutting edge technology and personalized services. Its iconic Business Tower, at 413 metres high, remains the tallest tower and a modern landmark of timeless elegance in Kuwait. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, the Tower is a recipient of 10 international awards, including an impressive trio of world records for the tallest carved concrete tower, first asymmetrical skyscraper; and tallest stone cladded tower. The design inspiration for its stunning asymmetrical form came from a desire to maximise the views of the Arabian Gulf, while minimising solar heat gain.

Calling to mind the traditional robes worn by Kuwaitis, the tower is an iconic symbol of contemporary Kuwait, heralding a new era of development and prosperity in the country. Like an enshrouded figure with its delicate glass veil, the apex of the tower with its carved flared walls depicts a continuation of the sculptural form infinitely upward. The results reveal a rich, monolithic stone at the south wall framed by the graceful, twisting ribbons of torque walls, which define the iconic form of the tower. Al Hamra Business Tower has created a modern office space environment specifically designed to meet the highest international standards, revolutionising the way work is executed in the new age and forming ‘the’ business hub par excellence in Kuwait.

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Al Hamra Real Estate

P.O. Box 83 Safat, 13001 Kuwait AlSharq, Block 8, The crossroads of Jaber AlMubarak Street and AlShuhada’a t: +965 182 9000 f: +965 222 33 050 e: info@alhamra.com.kw w: www.alhamra.com.kw

 BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT KUWAIT Al Hamra Business Tower by Al Hamra Real Estate  BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE KUWAIT Al Hamra Business Tower by Al Hamra Real Estate Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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SOUTH AFRICA

Ballito Hills

The Blyde Riverwalk Estate

B 2019-2020

Balwin Properties

Block 1, Townsend Office Park No 1 Townsend Avenue, Bedfordview

 P  a multi-award winning company that designs, builds, markets and sells high-quality residential apartments throughout South Africa. Its Ballito Hills development is a secure 1,320 apartment estate with an array of world-class facilities. Meeting all demands for 21st century living, everything from the design of the apartments to the appliances fitted are practical, sleek and modern as well as convenient for residents. Apartment 37 is one of the premium options within Phase 1 and features two bedrooms and bathrooms, open-plan living, private patio, sleek interior design and fabulous mangrove forest views. The Blyde Riverwalk Estate is located in the rapidly expanding suburbs East of Pretoria in Gauteng. It is the first development to bring

the beach to Pretoria, creating a water-lover’s paradise by incorporating a Crystal Clear Lagoon for swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding. With open park areas, picnic sites and biking trails, The Blyde also includes an on-site Lifestyle Centre. This provides Wi-fi, Amici restaurant, CSPA Wellness Spa by Camelot, a cinema and games room, function room, boardroom and concierge service. This exclusive development also offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments with private gardens for ground floor units and private balconies for all those above. The company’s award-winning website www.balwin.co.za provides a user-friendly, fully comprehensive hive of information regarding all of its projects with functions for 3-D property tours, virtual site maps, e-brochures and location maps.

Johannesburg, South Africa t: +27 11 450 2818 w: www.balwin.co.za

 BEST APARTMENT/CONDOMINIUM SOUTH AFRICA Ballito Hills by Balwin Properties  BEST LEISURE ARCHITECTURE SOUTH AFRICA The Blyde Riverwalk Estate by Balwin Properties Award Winner LEISURE DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA The Blyde Riverwalk Estate by Balwin Properties Award Winner DEVELOPER WEBSITE SOUTH AFRICA www.balwin.co.za by Balwin Properties

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Worker’s Cottage Cape Town

Four Seasons Hotel - Westcliff

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  , Jacket Interiors derives its name from a fusion of the first names of the founders, Jacci Samios and Ockert Dixon. The company has been successful in winning awards for the two following projects. Worker’s Cottage Cape Town is a newly renovated 100 year-old property with a large, seamless extension. The new owner wanted to make some small tweaks to elevate the final look and create a relaxed home that still retained a sense of style. Overall, the chosen interior design features grey shades offset by touches of black, white and teal. By using the same colours throughout the house, Jacket Interiors has provided a perfect backdrop for the client’s art collection. By updating

the flooring and lighting and creating a new dressing room area, the property’s value has significantly increased. Jacket Interiors was also commissioned to redesign the interiors of an iconic hotel in Johannesburg when it changed ownership to become the Four Seasons Hotel – Westcliff. The brief was to give it a sense of place and tell a story of the city and of South Africa. Every area including all bedrooms and suites, the entrance lobby, new spa, ballroom building and new deli coffee shop were refurbished. Three elegantly contemporary room types were created exuding an essence of Africa. The restoration of existing pieces of furniture also gives a feeling of a home that is lived in resulting in colonial meets contemporary appearance.

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Jacket Interiors

The Media Mill, 1st Floor Despatch Building, 7 Quince Str, Milpark P O Box 41841, Craighall, 2024 Johannesburg, South Africa t: +27 11 646 3505 e: info@jacketinteriors.com w: www.jacketinteriors.com

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE SOUTH AFRICA Worker’s Cottage Cape Town by Jacket Interiors Award Winner HOTEL INTERIOR SOUTH AFRICA Four Seasons Hotel - Westcliff by Jacket Interiors Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort

B10 Beach Club - Ayla Oasis

Beach Apartments - Ayla Oasis

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Ayla Oasis Development Company 36 Sharif Hussien Bin Ali Street Astra Plaza, 6th Floor P.O. Box: 83 Amman 11118, Jordan t: +962 6 460 2600

 O Development Company is one of the largest real estate development companies in Jordan. Its latest trio of awards includes the Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort in the impressive Marina Village with 913m² of flexible event and meeting space. Each of the hotel’s 286 guestrooms and suites have been designed to offer picturesque views of the azure lagoons, mountains and surrounding marina. Guests can take advantage of a myriad of retail, dining and entertainment venues and Jordan’s first 18hole golf course designed by Greg Norman. B10 Beach Club – Ayla Oasis consists of a design concept inspired by the territorial morphology of Aqaba’s surroundings. The project was designed to be sympathetic and well-integrated, taking in the silhouettes and colours of the mountains as its main

characteristics. Its main attraction is a spiral tower which recalls ancient architectures and allows natural light to reach the interiors, providing natural air ventilation and good sound insulation. The other buildings, furnishings and surroundings have then become part of a unified, interrelated composition. Beach Apartments – Ayla Oasis is part of the mixed-use community’s objective to create offerings for various segments of the market. These beachfront properties have been developed cost effectively, while still paying homage to the architectural integrity of Ayla and the brand’s quality. This new segment will be amongst the few properties available for purchase on Jordan’s waterfront. Architecturally, these residential units have an eclectic style of flat roof with stucco blue walls, achieving a modern and sleek look.

f: +962 6 461 2325 e: info@ayla.com.jo w: www.ayla.com.jo/en

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 L L aims to contribute to the African continent’s great economic opportunities in order to transform the entire area into an example of sustainable and constant growth. The company intends to transmit its know-how while respecting local traditions and peculiarities, with a view to enhancing the development, wellbeing and progress of the local population. Experience in the field confirms to Cesaf Liberia Ltd that, thanks to a specific teaching method – created with great attention – impressive growth can be achieved. The most important component to reach this goal is the appropriate use of cutting–edge technologies and tools. This aspect is of the utmost importance in order to stand out in terms of quality and professionalism. By investing

in the local population and their abilities, Cesaf Liberia Ltd is committed to the future prosperity of the area and its people. The company’s award-winning project, Executive Headquarters, is an eight-storey building for the management and staff of the National Social Security & Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP). The building’s architectural design is completely new for Monrovia’s skyline. It features six columns on the main facade which are connected by six-metre long shading devices. This element provides an original, elegant and beautiful look to the building. Inside, it is equipped with the most efficient and modern technological systems to meet the needs of a 21st century office environment including a stunning panoramic glass elevator.

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CESAF LIBERIA LTD

Off-Sinkor Old Road, Old Open Bible School Monrovia, Liberia t: +231 777 944 944 t: +39 348 870 8496 t: +231 777 567 670 e: jerry.onana@cesafliberialtd.com w: www.cesafliberialtd.com

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Masingita Towers

Masingita Mall

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Masingita Properties

41 West Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa

 P  part of the Masingita Group of Companies, a leader in largescale retail property development in South Africa. The company has won awards for two of its latest projects. Masingita Towers is a contemporary, urban styled, signature apartment project with its top lofts and penthouses on the 15th floor prominently placed on the magnificent horizon of the Sandton highveld skyline. Consisting of 174 units with a full range of amenities and services, the building’s sculpted form was designed from the inside out. The generous outward facing bedrooms and living rooms were then further refined through a sculptural exterior skin layered in sun screens, expansive glass, stone cladding and aluminium framed window walls.

The Masingita Mall project required a 30,000m² extension to the existing centre, totalling the GLA at 42,000m². On completion, it will be the largest shopping centre in the Mopani District. Its architectural design is rooted in nature and the landscape. Inspiration was drawn from the trees and the shaded canopies they create. This is evident through the mall’s sweeping roof emulating the tree tops with structural columns representing tree trunks. The theme is carried through the interiors of the mall where diffused natural light, as if through a tree canopy, enhances the shopping experience. Visually linking the interior and exterior spaces, an al-fresco dining area covered by a curved roof stretches out towards the edge of a natural riverine. This further engages nature and softens the boundaries between the mall and its surroundings.

t: +27 11 646 0033 e: info@masingitagroup.co.za w: www.masingitagroup.co.za

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 D  I was commissioned to design the award-winning Zimbabwe House 720 – Colours of Life. The residence is located in an affluent neighbourhood of Maputo in Mozambique. Originally built in a colonial style, the house is a three-storey building surrounded by a large garden. Owned by a couple with two young children, their brief was to treat each room’s design uniquely giving the house a sense of cohesion. The clients’ specific requirement was for privacy hence each room is segregated to allow different activities to take place without disturbing each other. On entry, the visitor is ensconced in a relaxed tropical jungle style foyer where a neutral colour palette is

complemented with lush tropical plants. Each room has been tastefully decorated throughout using modern furnishings and neutral flooring, which draws the eye to the striking wall coverings and object’s d’art, which the family were keen to display. A beautiful dining area opens out to the outside pool thus providing the perfect place for the couple to host parties and enjoy family meals. Natural sunlight streams into this room and enhances the rustic style furnishings used throughout. The clients’ wish was to add ethnic character and elegance to enhance this colonial style home. Hortela Design de Interiores has created a stunning, elegant and functional home, which has surpassed the clients’ expectations.

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Hortela Design de Interiores Avenida Kim Il Sung nº 279 B, Maputo, Mozambique t: +258 843 035 469 e: design.interiores@hortela.co.mz w: www.hortela.co.mz

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Al Rayyan Village

Fadi Kreiker Board Member, CEO

Prime Square

B 2019-2020

Prime Lands Real Estate Development Al Rayyan Villager Villa 107 & 109,

Jassim Bin Hamad St, Madinat Khalifa PO Box 10802

  D, Qatar, Prime Lands Real Estate Development has won awards for two of its latest projects. Al Rayyan Village comprises 383 villas in a range of four different types in Qatar’s most desirable location near West Bay. As Doha’s newest luxury gated address, it offers sophisticated craftsmanship, high-end furnishings, advanced security and an eco-friendly design. Created to be a ‘home away from home’, Al Rayyan Village is a carefully master planned environment. It harmoniously blends gardens, walkways and water features with a sophisticated clubhouse, children’s playgrounds and a host of leisure facilities within walking distance of every property. Cooling open spaces have also been encapsulated in the design of each villa via courtyards and terraces.

Prime Square is a luxurious, high-rise office tower owned by Prime Lands Group. The development, which is focused on corporate tenancy and high-end retailers, offers tenants an exceptionally attractive location. Close to the renovated Msheireb area and on the main artery leading to Doha’s new International Airport, it is strategically placed for convenient access. Each floor has been subdivided into a number of zones, sized to meet the needs of smaller tenants. At the same time, multiple zones can easily be combined if required. A sixlevel underground car park has also been added for tenants and visitors. Providing a multipurpose business hub, Prime Square’s amenities cater for the health and well-being of its tenants with a fitness facility, spa, shower and locker rooms, indoor and outdoor dining areas and stylish coffee shops.

Doha, Qatar, UAE t: +974 4413 0950 e: info@primelands.qa

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The Address

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The Marquis

 O  a real estate development company in Kenya that is continuously striving for benchmark quality by deploying cutting-edge technology, superb construction materials and skilled professionals. The company has impressively won four awards, two each for the following projects. ‘The Address’ features outstanding design, spectacular views and flexible floor-plates, making it the most desirable office space in Westlands, Nairobi for decades to come. Every aspect from functional and aesthetic building design to advanced sustainability features has been created to make each working day more inspired and productive. Its architectural style is designed so that each office has minimal standalone columns, offering optimum space

and enabling unobstructed views. Specialised floor-to-ceiling glass also allows optimal natural light without raised levels of heat or sound. ‘The Marquis’ is a residential high-rise development in Kileleshwa bordering the leafy suburb of Lavington. It comprises a range of two, three and four-bedroom apartments, penthouses and garden terrace apartments featuring premium finishes and intelligent layouts. Its distinctive two towers, atop a multilevel carpark, create a stunning presence in the city’s skyline. The towers form a ‘V’ shape, at the bottom of which is a luxurious deck with an infinity swimming pool. A pinnacle of modern architecture, the design extends the interior living spaces to the outdoors through terraces and balconies whose subtle curvaceous protrusions add artistic depth to the angular façade.

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Hayer One Limited PO Box 66709-00800 Nairobi, Kenya t: +254 721 399 399 t: +254 786 399 339 e: info@hayerone.com w: www.hayerone.com

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GHANA

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Molders Design & Build Limited

2 Nii Noi Kwame Street, Dzorwulu, Near Skylinks Technical Institute Accra, Ghana t: +233 20 511 6095 t: +233 50 552 1322 e: info@moldersdb.com

 – D  B is a Ghanaian firm with a dedicated team of more than 20 professionals whose broad expertise ranges from architecture to engineering. Its awardwinning project, The Moro Residence, is a contemporary dwelling of 280m² on a 585m² site in Ashaley Botwe, a suburb of Ghana’s capital city, Accra. The two-storey property’s design is based on the principles of minimalism, sustainability and tropical architecture. Featuring a well-lit interior, large windows and a gorgeous exterior design with green roofs, large overhangs, recessed walls and openings on opposite walls, the house provides optimal thermal comfort to its inhabitants. Sustainability elements include

solar panels on the roof as well as a shingled roofing system with a gentle five-degree slope and gutters placed at the eaves to optimise rainwater harvesting. The Moro Residence’s floor plan is rectangular, with a smaller square located at the extreme end of the front wall to accommodate a security guard. Like its interior, the house has a white-coloured exterior that pops against its natural green surroundings. Façades are arrayed in panels of 8mm tempered glass and black coated steel meshes to add to the décor and add a dash of colour to the otherwise neutral building. Plants trailing off the roof also help to blur the straight form of the structure, while also cooling the building and drawing fresh air into the spaces.

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 E A, an awardwinning interior designer based in Beirut, Lebanon, was commissioned to transform RN Residence, an apartment belonging to a couple with two young daughters. Her motto is: Our mission is to positively influence the lives of our customers by shaping their spaces with timeless designs and gracing their homes with the style, sophistication, elegance and warmth that capture the essence of their personalities. The brief was to create a timelessly stylish, luxurious and functional living area which would fully utilise the available space for both the family and entertaining on a large scale. Although the couple have very different style preferences, some commonalities emerged that helped the design process.

Drawing inspiration from their personalities and lifestyle, a concept of ‘where two opposites meet’ evolved. This emphasises contrast, intersection, interlocking connection, pairing and symmetry across all furniture, textiles and materials. Being a believer that an interior is the natural projection of the soul, the resultant design naturally features a graceful combination of interconnected spaces that progress seamlessly from the television area to the main entertaining area and finally to the dining area. Neutral tones have been used to allow the finer details of the furniture and metal elements to shine through while also enabling Mariam El Alaoui to be creative with textures and patterns. Light and bright walls also prove more reflective, making the space feel open and airy and maximising the natural light.

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Mariam El Alaoui

Khanshara Street, Dumas Building Mar Mikhael - Nahr Beirut 1100, Lebanon t: +961 324 1083 e: makinterior1@gmail.com w: www.makinterior.com

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SAUDI ARABIA

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Al Nakhla City Company PO Box 7828, Qurtubah, Riyadh 13244 Wasel, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

- Al Nakhla Residential Resort in Saudi Arabia is a uniquely creative residential and commercial project. Following an extensive web survey distributed to a large number of expats in Riyadh, the resort’s design was based on its findings. The entrance to the resort is via The Boulevard which includes the administration building, various maintenance facilities, visitor’s parking and the entrance to Danube Hypermarket, the largest in the Middle East. Beyond the central gate, the residential zone begins where facilities, shops, services, satellite pools, villas and apartments are located across 20 towers with apartments and nine different zones with villas. Each residential zone has an average of 60 villas with exclusive facilities such as a swimming pool, parking, seating, a gathering

area and pedestrian access. Al Nakhla Towers offer different types of one and two-bedroom apartments for a short stay accommodation of corporate clients or friends and family of residents while visiting Riyadh. The Royal Villas Zone meets the needs of senior executives and their families. There are 10 Royal Villas, each with a private swimming pool, private garden, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and separate maid and driver accommodation. The Central Park is a further important element of the resort. This outdoor space has remarkable landscaping and design, blending greenery with impressive water features and structural ingenuity. Today, Al Nakhla Residential Resort is the happiest Western community in Riyadh with a waiting list for many popular unit types as people want to join this unique community surrounded by luxury, comfort and like-minded neighbours.

t: +966 11 511 6000 e: info@alnakhla.sa w: www.alnakhla.sa

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 S was launched in 2010 by interior designer Nathalie Ryan whose creations reflect years of experience in Haute-Couture by transposing emotions into the world of architecture and interior design, through the subtle interplay of colour, matter and light. Acqua Di Parma – Dubai Mall, the brand’s first boutique in the Middle East, is an award-winning project by Kirei Studio. It is a joyful interpretation of the Acqua di Parma brand values, aimed at offering a fresh and modern luxury retail experience that appeals to both male and female customers. Opened in May, 2018, the 50m² boutique is characterised by an enveloping design. Natural and precious materials are complemented by

Parma bright yellow, the symbolic colour of the brand, to communicate the quintessential vibrant Italian style. Kirei Studio has also emphasised the brightness that is the ‘leitmotif ’ of the store by alternating wooden grooves with textile coverings referencing the sun’s artistic rays of light. Further reflecting Acqua Di Parma’s Italian roots, the design features yellow armchairs and oak floors that pair perfectly with timber elements and a central ringed chandelier. The boutique also includes a barber corner, Barbiere, with a custom-made mosaic floor by Sicis. This sublime boutique truly reflects the values of Acqua Di Parma as well as those of Kirei Studio – elegance, individuality and a taste of savoir-faire.

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Kirei Studio

45 rue Cardinal Lemoine 75005 Paris, France t: +33 6 16 31 39 33 e: contact@kirei-studio.fr w: www.kirei-studio.com

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LEBANON

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Abey Kitchen

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Mawad S.A.R.L for Trade and Construction Weavers Center, Clémenceau Street, Beirut, Lebanon t: +961 1 37 77 38

   of Lebanon’s most trusted and reliable finishing materials suppliers, specialising in designer kitchens. Two of its latest awardwinning designs are featured here. Abey Kitchen is located in a 100 year-old former boarding school in one of the prettiest villages in Mount Lebanon. The client has renovated the derelict building into a private residential villa, retaining its traditional features but adding modern and luxurious finishes. Upon entering the contemporary kitchen, an abundance of daylight floods into the space through large windows which also optimise the surrounding views of nature. Fitted with top quality Velvet Black Nobilia cabinetry and black counter tops, it features clean lines and

stylish glass framed doors. Blue mosaic tiles then provide a classical modern finish, adding contrast and also reflecting the colour of the sky through the windows. FR Kitchen is within a large apartment in 3BEIRUT, an exclusive project in the city consisting of three iconic towers. The Zeyko kitchen is equipped with a centre island designed to seat 12 as a dining table and a sliding door to open out into the dining and living areas. Featuring simple white cabinetry with clean lines, the addition of black counter tops gives an elegant, contemporary look. A small niche of black painted glass creates a strong design impact and adds to the overall Art Deco style where alignment and symmetry have been major elements.

f: +961 1 37 77 38 e: info@mawadgroup.com w: www.mawadgroup.com

 BEST KITCHEN DESIGN LEBANON Abey Kitchen by Mawad S.A.R.L for Trade and Construction Award Winner KITCHEN DESIGN LEBANON FR Kitchen by Mawad S.A.R.L for Trade and Construction

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  , Dar Al Omran is a group of building and infrastructure consultants based in Riyadh. With a strong regional presence and local knowledge, it has succeeded in establishing a solid reputation in the world of architecture and engineering consultancy. The group has won two awards for its project Development of Al Bujairi Heritage Quarter in Ad Diriyah. This 23,000m² multi-use development includes an office building, retail and outdoor souq, a small mosque and parking for 230 cars for retail customers in the basement levels. Built on a site of 54,354m² in close proximity to Turaif vernacular village, its aim is to revive the Albjeri area through an understanding of the place and its history. Starting with the past, through the present

and into the future, each era has been given the opportunity to express its important role in the wheel of time. The design combined a contemporary outdoor experience with historical values, satisfying all required areas and functions while giving the retail experience a twist of discovery. Regional materials such as palm leaves have been used for the roof and clay and local stones for the external walls. The design enhances the penetration of daylight into the building by using courtyards. These increase the occupants’ connection with the outdoors, reinforce circadian rhythms and reduce the use of electricity. Shading elements and canopies together with recessed windows, high external walls and roof thicknesses also improve the building’s thermal comfort.

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Dar Al Omran Engineering Consultants - KSA Abu Bakr Arrazi Street, Kattan Plaza

P.O.Box 8187, Riyadh 11482, Saudi Arabia t: +966 11 465 2189 f: +966 11 464 0081 e: dao-saudia@daralomran.com w: www.daralomran.com

Award Winner RETAIL ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Development of Al Bujairi Heritage Quarter by Dar Al Omran Engineering Consultants - KSA Award Winner RETAIL DEVELOPMENT SAUDI ARABIA Development of Al Bujairi Heritage Quarter by Dar Al Omran Engineering Consultants - KSA Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Baghdad Residences

Baghdad Tower

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iki design group

Nispetiye Mah. Aytar Cad. Aydin sk. Dagli Apt. No : 4 34340 Levent Istanbul, Turkey

  , iki design group is an architecture and design company that is committed to developing dynamic and interactive space arrangements that are sensitive to culture and climate. The firm has won an impressive five awards across the following three projects in Iraq. Baghdad Tower is an iconic high-rise development comprising a mix of offices, hotel units, serviced apartments and retail areas. These different entities are carefully arranged around various circulation schemes throughout the upper floors of the tower. The main design inspiration was giving the city a new rising hope, resulting in a unique structure on the Baghdad skyline. The brief for Baghdad Residences was to create a high standard of living for residents

Majidi Mall

throughout multiple units. Baghdad’s urban grid pattern inspired the design which features residential towers attached to each other, yet staggered to allow openings on all four sides. Following vastu principles in their alignment, self-shadowing façades dramatically reduce heat absorption. Majidi Mall boasts a new architectural style offering a harmony between classic and modern lines in order to emphasise the historical assets of Erbil city with a contemporary edge. The 145,000m² project will accommodate stores, an anchor supermarket, cinema, entertainment areas, restaurants and cafés. Shoppers will also be enticed outside of the mall’s interiors into the surrounding sequence of spaces, forming a new public heart for the city.

t: +90 212 278 74 44 e: iki@ikidg.com w: www.ikidg.com

 BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT IRAQ Baghdad Tower by iki design group Award Winner COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE IRAQ Baghdad Tower by iki design group Award Winner ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE IRAQ Baghdad Residences by iki design group Award Winner RETAIL ARCHITECTURE IRAQ Majidi Mall by iki design group Award Winner RETAIL DEVELOPMENT IRAQ Majidi Mall by iki design group

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 A’  encourage a synergy between their design and engineering processes creating distinctive, exceptional buildings, which resonate with their surroundings and environment. City Centre Twin Towers in the Seef District of Bahrain is an award-winning example of this philosophy. Soaring 43 floors high, the iconic towers consist of 594 apartments across a 100,000m² built-up area. They have been designed to symbolise elegance in an architectural form while also respecting the project’s modern surroundings which include Bahrain’s most significant shopping malls. Arab Architects has also designed the towers so that they can easily be converted into a hotel in the future if required as per the client’s request.

One of the major architectural innovations is the 55-metre long mast – the tallest in the Kingdom. Positioned on top of each tower, it provides resistance against all design loads while an RGB LED light on the crown can be activated to celebrate special occasions. The residential units vary throughout the buildings and offer eight different types – all of which are both luxurious and hospitable. They range from studios, one, two and threebedroom options to various penthouses. A great number of balconies have been added to emphasise the alternating views of the city and the sea. All residents have access to facilities that complement their lifestyle including a gym, spa, kids’ club, theatre, party hall, multi-purpose hall and a swimming pool.

2019-2020

Arab Architects

Building 52, Road 912, Block 309 Salmaniya Road Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain t: +973 17243992 e: info@arabarchs.com w: www.arabarchs.com

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE BAHRAIN City Centre Twin Towers by Arab Architects Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Mr Hatem Attiya

Anantara Penthouse El-Terrace Hospitality Tower

El-Terrace Hospitality Tower

Boss Tower

Vetro Plaza

El-Terrace Hospitality Tower

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Hatem Attiya Darwasa Designs

71 Olaya Street, PO Box 66058 Riyadh, 11576 Saudi Arabia

 A  the founder and managing partner of Darwasa Designs, an architectural and interior design studio founded in 2000 and based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The multiaward winning company has accrued two further accolades for its project El-Terrace Hospitality Tower in Riyadh. The client’s brief called for a multi-storey building on a 2,600m² plot to house various types of hospitality outlets with open-air seating and dining areas as well as a few retail outlets and children’s entertainment areas. The aim of its design was to create a contemporary architectural landmark to become the ultimate gourmet destination for Riyadh.

El-Terrace Hospitality Tower

The approved design features large balconies and terraces and two separate entrance lobbies – one for the commercial part of the building with its retail stores and children’s areas, the other to the hospitality side with restaurants, lounges and cafes. The building’s design takes an organic form with beautiful curvy lines that extend over all 12 floors. It was this sculpturelike form and the uniqueness of each terrace on every floor which inspired the client to name the project El-Terrace. Over the last five years, Darwasa Designs has completed award wining projects that varied from Leisure Retail architecture to residential and hospitality interior design, driven by the quest to provide unique, quality design that enhances the well-being of users.

t: +966 11 464 61 37 e: info@darwasa.com w: www.darwasa.com

 BEST LEISURE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA El-Terrace Hospitality Tower by Hatem Attiya - Darwasa Designs Award Winner LEISURE DEVELOPMENT SAUDI ARABIA El-Terrace Hospitality Tower by Hatem Attiya - Darwasa Designs

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 - firm, , covers all aspects of design across the construction and planning process. Its projects are located in Lebanon as well as in some Arab and European countries and include the award-winning Chalet in the Mountain. Located in the Lebanese mountains and overlooking the ski slopes on one side and with the breath-taking valley views on the other, the property is in a newly renovated high-end residential compound named ‘3S’. Initially a core and shell space with a tiny stairway linking the four levels, the client’s brief required  to transform the chalet’s interiors into a genuinely cosy environment. The aim was to create a warm and welcoming

place where friends and family could meet to spend relaxing weekends around the fireside in winter and the poolside terrace in summer. A structural column in the centre of the space was removed and replaced by a structural ‘H’ beam drop, covered in wood. This has opened up the space beautifully and enabled a chimney element to become the centre piece of the chalet. By demolishing the existing stairs and relocating and replacing it with steel structural elements, a special relationship has been created between all floors, both physically and visually. Natural materials such as wood on the walls, solid stone floors and stone bricks around the bar all add to the chalet’s stylish yet homely ambience.

2019-2020

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Amatoury Building, 1st floor 107 Camille Chamoun Street Sin El Fil, Lebanon t: +961 1 490 216 e: info@nsanda.com w: www.nsanda.com

Award Winner INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT LEBANON Chalet in the mountain by ns&a Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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WINNERS

Dubai, Africa & Arabia Winners 2019-2020 DUBAI

Dubai (cont.)

Architecture Multiple Residence

Leisure Interior

 Madinat Jumeirah Living by DSA Architects International

 The Gym by Brian Leib Interior Design

Award Winner Jumeirah Luxury by Jumeirah Luxury Living LLC.

Award Winner Torno Subito by Bishop Design by Paul Bishop

Award Winner J-One Mixed Use Residential Complex by QHC Architects & Engineers

Award Winner Wavehouse by Bishop Design by Paul Bishop Award Winner Crank by Broadway Interiors

Architecture Single Residence  Bayt Singue Sabour by Claudio Modola Design

Mixed-use Architecture

Award Winner RM Villa by LW Design

 Dubai Commercity by P&T Architects and Engineers

Award Winner Private Villa - Parkways, Dubai Hills Estate by XBD Collective

Award Winner Al Seef (The Contemporary Area) by 10 Design

Bathroom Design

Mixed-use Development

Award Winner Burj Khalifa Bathroom by Brian Leib Interior Design

 MAG City by MAG Property Development LLC Award Winner Jumeirah Luxury by Jumeirah Luxury Living LLC.

Commercial High-rise Development  Ciel Tower by The First Group

New Hotel Construction & Design  Ciel Tower by The First Group

Commercial Property Agency/Consultancy  JLL

Office Interior

Award Winner CBRE

 Revonic by Swiss Bureau Interior Design Award Winner Dubai Holding by Allen Architecture Interiors Design - AAID

Developer Website

Award Winner General Secretariat of Cabinet by Kart Group FZ-LLC

Award Winner www.jumeirahluxuryliving.com by Jumeirah Luxury Living LLC.

Public Service Interior Development Marketing

Award Winner DIFC Services by Opaal Interiors LLC

 Private Residences Managed by Dorchester Collection by Fifth Estate

Award Winner Diac - Conference Center by Swiss Bureau Interior Design

Award Winner Sls Dubai by Fifth Estate Award Winner Sobha Hartland by Sobha Realty

Real Estate Agency Marketing  HMS homes Real Estate

Hotel Architecture

Award Winner Aqua Properties

 Ciel Tower by The First Group Award Winner Aloft City Centre Deira by Brewer Smith Brewer Group

Real Estate Agency Single Office  HMS homes Real Estate

Hotel Interior

Award Winner Aqua Properties

 W Dubai - The Palm by DWP Design Worldwide Partnership Award Winner The Atlantis Imperial Club Lounge

by Allen Architecture Interiors Design - AAID

Real Estate Agency Website  www.luxhabitat.ae by Luxhabitat Award Winner www.downtowninternational.com by Downtown International Real Estate

Interior Design Apartment  Burj Khalifa Penthouse by Brian Leib Interior Design

Residential Development

Award Winner Sharjah Apartment by Zen Interiors LLC

 Gemini - Splendor by Gemini Property Developers Award Winner Jumeirah Luxury by Jumeirah Luxury Living LLC.

Interior Design Private Residence

Award Winner Sobha Hartland by Sobha Realty

 Private Villa - Emirates Hills V by XBD Collective Award Winner Villa J27, Frond J, The Palm Jumeirah

by Da Fonseca Interior Design LLC

Residential High-rise Architecture  Ciel Tower by The First Group

Award Winner Al Barari by Zen Interiors LLC

Residential High-rise Development Interior Design Show Home

Award Winner Symphony by Gemini Property Developers

Award Winner Volante by Zen Interiors LLC

Award Winner No.9 by Select Group

Leisure Architecture

Residential Property

Award Winner Sport Society by DLR Group

Award Winner Jumeirah Luxury by Jumeirah Luxury Living LLC.

Leisure Development

Retail Interior

 Sport Society by Viva City

 Acqua Di Parma - Dubai Mall by Kirei Studio

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WINNERS AFRICA

Kenya Commercial High-rise Architecture

Algeria

 The Address by Hayer One Limited

Hotel Architecture Award Winner Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport

by Fabris & Partners architetti

Commercial High-rise Development Award Winner The Address by Hayer One Limited

Mixed-use Architecture

Development Marketing

 C.I.C.- Centre International des Conferences

 Deerpark Karen by Redhouse Digital Limited

by Fabris & Partners architetti Interior Design Private Residence Mixed-use Development

 Sirai Beach by Fox Browne Creative

 C.I.C.- Centre International des Conferences by Fabris & Partners architetti

Mixed-use Architecture  Two Rivers Development by Two Rivers Development

Mixed-use Interior  C.I.C.- Centre International des Conferences by Fabris & Partners architetti

Mixed-use Development  Two Rivers Development by Two Rivers Development

New Hotel Construction & Design  Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport by Fabris & Partners architetti

New Hotel Construction & Design  Marijani - Zanzibar by Trident Estates Limited

Public Service Architecture  Terminal West, Aeroport d’Alger by Llewelyn Davies

Public Service Interior  Mpesa Foundation Academy

Egypt

by Design Partnership Ltd

Commercial Property Agency/Consultancy Award Winner JLL

Residential Development  Five Star Paradise, Runda by AMS Properties Ltd

Interior Design Private Residence  Homely (Residential Penthouse Sodic Eastown) by Perception for Design & Contracting

Residential High-rise Architecture Award Winner The Marquis by Hayer One Limited

Lettings Agency  Sharm El Sheikh Real Estate

Residential High-rise Development Award Winner The Marquis by Hayer One Limited

Real Estate Agency Single Office  Sharm El Sheikh Real Estate

Retail Architecture Award Winner Two Rivers Lifestyle Centre

Ethiopia

by Two Rivers Development

Hotel Interior Award Winner Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa by WA International

Retail Development  Two Rivers Lifestyle Centre by Two Rivers Development

Mixed-use Architecture Award Winner Grandview Addis Mixed Use Development

by Bentel Associates International and MDM Developers

Liberia Office Architecture  Executive Headquarters by National Social Security

Ghana

and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) and KRU Workshop, LLP

Architecture Multiple Residence  West Cantonments Apartments by Devtraco Plus

Office Development

Award Winner Riviera Residence by Beaufort Properties

Award Winner Executive Headquarters by National Social Security

and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) and CESAF Architecture Single Residence Award Winner The Moro Residence by Molders - Design & Build Limited

Office Interior Award Winner Executive Headquarters by National Social Security

Mixed-use Architecture

and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) and IC Interior

 West Cantonments Apartments by Devtraco Plus

Madagascar Residential Development

Public Service Architecture

Award Winner Riviera Residence by Beaufort Properties

Award Winner Renovation of Housseini Madressa by One Arch Ltd Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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WINNERS Madagascar (cont.)

South Africa (cont.)

Public Services Development

Development Marketing

Award Winner Renovation of Housseini Madressa by One Arch Ltd

 WEX1 by Machete Creative Award Winner 21 on Battery by AdMakers International (Pty) Ltd

Mauritius

Award Winner Menlyn Link by AdMakers International (Pty) Ltd

Apartment/Condominium

Award Winner Ballito Groves by Rainmaker Marketing

 Lorlamer by Edenrock Property Developments Ltd Award Winner Legend Hill Resort by MJ Developpement

Hotel Interior  Gorgeous George by Studio A / Tristan Plessis Studio

Architecture Single Residence

Award Winner & Beyond Phinda Homestead by Fox Browne Creative

 M8 House by L8 Studio

Award Winner Four Seasons Hotel - Westcliff by Jacket Interiors

Kitchen Design

Interior Design Private Residence

Award Winner JP’s House by Neoscenes Ltd

 Worker’s Cottage Cape Town by Jacket Interiors Award Winner House H by Designs by Day

Leisure Development

Award Winner Equestrian Estate by Olala Interiors

Award Winner Legend Hill Resort by MJ Developpement

Kitchen Design Leisure Interior

 Oosthuizen House by PDI - Phil Darby Interiors

 Terminal 1 Mauritius by Moveo Ltd

Award Winner House M by Designs by Day

Residential Development

Leisure Architecture

Award Winner Lorlamer by Edenrock Property Developments Ltd

 The Blyde Riverwalk Estate by Balwin Properties

Residential Property

Leisure Development

Award Winner M8 House by L8 Studio

Award Winner The Blyde Riverwalk Estate by Balwin Properties Award Winner Heron Banks Golf & River Estate by Craft Homes (Pty) Ltd

Mozambique Interior Design Private Residence

Leisure Interior

 Zimbabwe House 720 - Colours of Life

Award Winner Reubens Cafe by Boogertman + Partners Architects

by Hortela Design de Interiores

Award Winner Alice + Fifth by Tristan Plessis Studio

Namibia

Mixed-use Architecture

Office Interior

 WEX1 by Signatura & Vivid Architects

 IJG Namibia Office Renovation by Leon Engelbrecht Design

Award Winner The Marc by Boogertman + Partners Architects Award Winner Waterfall by Waterfall Management Company

Nigeria Interior Design Private Residence

Mixed-use Development

Award Winner Project A by Spring Interiors Ltd

 Waterfall by Waterfall Management Company Award Winner Nooitgedacht Village by Nooitgedacht Village

Retail Interior

Award Winner WEX1 by Signatura

 Project S by Spring Interiors Ltd New Small Hotel Construction & Design

South Africa

Award Winner Gorgeous George by Clockwork Hospitality GG (Pty) Ltd.

Apartment/Condominium  Ballito Hills by Balwin Properties

Office Interior

Award Winner Sandton Gate The Terrace by Craft Homes (Pty) Ltd

Award Winner Brick Art Construction Headquarters by Brick Art Construction

Award Winner 1 Melville Road by Ganik Developments (Pty) Ltd

Real Estate Agency Marketing Architecture Multiple Residence

 Pam Golding Properties

Award Winner WEX1 by Signatura & Vivid Architects

Real Estate Agency over 20 Offices Bathroom Design

 Pam Golding Properties

 Oosthuizen House by Bathroom by Design Real Estate Agency Single Office Commercial Property Agency/Consultancy

 Kingstons Real Estate

 JLL

Award Winner Realtors International

Developer Website

Real Estate Agency Website

Award Winner www.balwin.co.za by Balwin Properties

 www.pamgolding.co.za by Pam Golding Properties

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Bahrain (cont.)

Residential Development

Residential Development

 WEX1 by Signatura

 Waterbay by Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company

Award Winner Mont Tremblant Estate by Galencia Property (Pty) Ltd Award Winner Residential Development A3

by Reeflords Property Development (Pty) Ltd.

Residential High-rise Architecture  City Centre Twin Towers by Arab Architects

Residential High-rise Development

Residential Property

 Masingita Towers by Developers: Masingita Properties

Award Winner Alsidra by Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company

Developers Consultant: ICS Brochure Design: Pattichides and Partners

Iraq Residential Property

Architecture Multiple Residence

Award Winner Walford Estate by Galencia Property (Pty) Ltd

Award Winner Baghdad Residences by iki design group

Retail Development

Commercial High-rise Architecture

 Masingita Mall by Developers: Masingita Properties

Award Winner Baghdad Tower by iki design group

Developers Consultant: ICS Brochure Design: Pattichides and Partners Commercial High-rise Development Retail Interior

 Baghdad Tower by iki design group

Award Winner Dion Wired Sandton City by Dakota Design (Pty.) Ltd.

Retail Architecture

Uganda

Award Winner Majidi Mall by iki design group

Residential Development Award Winner Jasmine Courts by Fakhruddin Properties Ltd

Retail Development Award Winner Majidi Mall by iki design group

Zambia Office Interior

Jordan

Award Winner Total by Africaworks Design & Build

Architecture Multiple Residence Award Winner DABOUQ One70 by THE LAND and MASHARII

ARABIA

Architecture Single Residence Award Winner The Clementine Pavilion by Mohamed Malkawi Architects

Abu Dhabi Commercial Property Agency/Consultancy

Leisure Development

 MPM Properties LLC

 B10 Beach Club - Ayla Oasis by Ayla Oasis Development Company

Award Winner JLL

New Hotel Construction & Design Real Estate Agency Marketing

 Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort by Ayla Oasis Development Company

 ADIB HQ Tower 2 by MPM Properties LLC Award Winner District Real Estate

Award Winner St. Regis Amman by Eagle Hills Jordan

Real Estate Agency Single Office

Residential Development

 District Real Estate

 Beach Apartments - Ayla Oasis by Ayla Oasis Development Company

Bahrain Hotel Interior

Retail Development

 Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain

Award Winner Souq Bab Al Madinah by THE LAND and MASHARII

by WA International

Kuwait Interior Design Private Residence

Commercial High-rise Architecture

Award Winner Janabiya - Poolside Living by Beckett Interiors

 Al Hamra Business Tower by Al Hamra Real Estate

Leisure Architecture

Commercial High-rise Development

Award Winner Sa’ada Waterfront by Bahrain Real Estate Investment Edamah

 Al Hamra Business Tower by Al Hamra Real Estate

Leisure Development

Lebanon

 Sa’ada Waterfront by Bahrain Real Estate Investment Edamah

Architecture Single Residence  HD South Villa by Dori Hitti Architects

Mixed-use Development

Award Winner Villa CH by 4b Architects And Consultants

 Sa’ada Waterfront by Bahrain Real Estate Investment Edamah

Award Winner Freiha Residence by P.J.D Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Saudi Arabia (cont.)

Interior Design Apartment

Commercial Property Agency/Consultancy

 RN Residence by Mariam El Alaoui

 JLL

Award Winner Chalet in The Mountain by NS&A Sal

Development Marketing Interior Design Private Residence

 UPTOWN by Alkhoyool Alarabia for Urban Development

 Foch Pent House by May Jbara Design Studio Leisure Architecture Kitchen Design

 El-Terrace Hospitality Tower by Hatem Attiya - Darwasa Designs

 Abey Kitchen by Mawad S.A.R.L for Trade and Construction Award Winner FR Kitchen by Mawad S.A.R.L for Trade and Construction

Leisure Development Award Winner El-Terrace Hospitality Tower by Hatem Attiya - Darwasa Designs

Oman Sustainable Residential Development

Office Architecture

Award Winner Ras Al Hamra Development Project

Award Winner MIS by P.J.D

by Petroleum Development Oman - PDO Residential Development

Qatar

 Al Nakhla Residential Resort by Al Nakhla City Company

Architecture Multiple Residence

Award Winner J One Residence by Abdul Latif Jameel Lands Co. Ltd.

 Msheireb Townhouses and Apartments by Msheireb Properties

Award Winner UPTOWN by Alkhoyool Alarabia for Urban Development

Architecture Single Residence

Retail Architecture

Award Winner Private Exterior Majlis by Luna Design LLC

Award Winner Development of Al Bujairi Heritage Quarter

by Dar Al Omran Engineering Consultants - KSA

Award Winner Private Villa by Luna Design LLC

Commercial High-rise Development

Retail Development

Award Winner UDC Tower by United Development Company

Award Winner Development of Al Bujairi Heritage Quarter

by Dar Al Omran Engineering Consultants - KSA Hotel Architecture  Shaza Doha Hotel by Luna Design LLC

Sharjah

Award Winner Mondrian Doha by South West Architecture

Hotel Architecture Award Winner Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa by QHC Architects & Engineers

Mixed-use Development Award Winner The Pearl-Qatar by United Development Company

Mixed-use Development Award Winner Al Mamsha by Alef Group

New Small Hotel Construction & Design  Al Muntazah Hotel by Luna Design LLC Award Winner Muglina Hotel by Luna Design LLC

Office Architecture Award Winner Al Jassimya Tower by South West Architecture

Office Development  Prime Square by Prime Lands Real Estate Development Real Estate Agency Marketing Award Winner Nelson Park Property LLC

Real Estate Agency Single Office  Nelson Park Property LLC

2019-2020

Residential Property  Al Rayyan Village by Prime Lands Real Estate Development Sustainable Residential Development Award Winner U07 Sustainable Residential Development by Msheireb Properties

Saudi Arabia Architecture Multiple Residence  UPTOWN by Alkhoyool Alarabia for Urban Development 58

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